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Department of Informatics Informatics and Sustainability Research

Jan Bieser

Jan Bieser, Prof. Dr.

  • Research Associate
Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050 Zurich

Jan Bieser is an assistant professor for digitalization and sustainability at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and a research associate of the Informatics and Sustainability Research group at the University of Zurich. In his research, he investigates the opportunities and risks of digitization for society and the environment. Before, Jan Bieser researched and taught also as at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, and the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. As a fellow of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow, Jan Bieser worked with representatives of cities, the private sector, and international organizations to explore how digital technologies can make cities more sustainable and equitable. He led various research collaborations on the environmental impacts of digital technologies in cooperation with industrial companies, associations, and NGOs. Previously, he was a sustainability manager at the University of Zurich, where he was the lead author of the first sustainability report, and an IT and sustainability consultant at IBM and Deutsche Telekom.


Jan Bieser works on sustainablity aspects of the digital transformation with a focus on technology assessment (TA), taking into account environmental and social issues of digital information and communication technologies. For recent publications see Google Scholar.


Former and current courses include:

  • Digitalization and Sustainability (Bern University of Applied Sciences, lecturer)
  • Business in a digital environment (Bern University of Applied Sciences, learning cycle lead)
  • Business Informatics I (University of Zurich, lecturer)
  • Sustainable Development, ICT and Innovation (KTH Stockholm, seminar leader)
  • Sustainable Development for Computer Scientists (KTH Stockholm, seminar leader, guest lecturer)
  • Digitalization and Sustainable Development (University of Zurich, teaching assistant)
  • Sustainability Reporting (University of Zurich, guest lecturer)
  • Informatik, Ethik und Gesellschaft (University of Zurich, teaching assistant)
  • Supervision of master or bachelor thesis and projects

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