Ethics and Profession in Information Technology

7.5 credits

The course will give an insight into the meaning of a professional and morale behaviour in relation to information technology. Also some ethical theories as well as moral problems within informatics are discussed from a global point of view. International organizations professional codes of ethics and aspects of integrity, privacy, I P R and spam will be analysed. Teachingconsists of lectures, seminars and practical work is carried out in groups with some mandatory activities. Assessment is performed in written examination and in presentations.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.