University wide course on JustData

CEU Planet article on University-wide courses

Grading: To get credit, a 4-6 pages long case study should be written on a topic chosen by the student. Consultation on Academic Writing and on the Topic is provided.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the Social Justice aspects of Big Data, including its dark side, like collecting and misusing data, and many good practices.

Short Syllabus

Big Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability and analysis of big data opens up enormous opportunities for research, but is not without serious dangers. The course explores the amazing potential and the dark side of Big Data.


  1. Data Privacy and Security (co-ordinated by Miklos Koren and Arieda Muco, Economics)
  2. Ethics of Big Data (co-ordinated by Chrys Margaritidis, Dean of Student Office)
  3. How data helps justice (co-ordinated by Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary)
  4. How data helps advancing knowledge (co-ordinated by Roberta Sinatra, Network Science)