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Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)RSS

Welcome to STaR!

The WU Vienna Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility is an interdisciplinary home for research, teaching and broader societal engagement concerned with the grand challenges of our times, such as the ones embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our overarching aims are to provide a collaborative platform for networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination of exemplary academic scholarship on environmental, social, and economic sustainability, AND to support WU’s societal responsibility as a driver of sustainable transformations. In order to meet these aims, we host academic and public events, provide online space for sharing relevant content, and serve as a liaison between WU community (students, faculty, staff) and external stakeholders.

Upcoming Events

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should They be Your Business? (Nov 20)

STaR looks forward to hosting its first event at the well-known WU Matters WU Talks series, on the globally important topic that is at the core of our center's mission. Join us on November 20!

STaR Research Conference on Responsible Innovation (a closed event, Nov 22-23)

This coming November, STaR will host a focused cross-disciplinary research conference on responsible innovation (by invitation only)...

Fundamentals of Education for Sustainable Development: Why knowledge transfer is not enough (Nov 27)

Together with the Alliance of Sustainable Universities of Austria, RCE Vienna and STaR are organizing a workshop on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). . .

2020 NBS Sustainability Centres Community Workshop (June 24-26)

Save the Date! STaR will co-host the fifth biennial international workshop for leaders of sustainability research centres...

News

Brand New WU Energy Screen in the TC Building!

From now on, WU students, faculty, staff, and visitors can see how much electricy and water have been consumed on our campus. . .

Economy, Economics and the Climate Crisis

The need for change is indisputable: STaR Co-Director Prof. Sigrid Stagl delivered a keynote speech at the recent Wiener Vorlesungen / WU Matters WU Talks. . .

Teaming up for Sustainability

The Green Buddies initiative, in collaboration with Marketing for the Climate course, have kicked off two student projects that promote sustainability on WU campus. . .

AOM Specialized Conference on Responsible Leadership

STaR Fellow Christof Miska presented at the AOM Specialized Conference on Responsible Leadership in Bled, Slovenia. . .