Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)

Competence Center STaRRSS

The competence center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) is WU Vienna’s interdisciplinary home for engagement with the grand challenges of our times such as the ones embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We serve as a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, curricula development, and outreach on topics related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.


Our mission, team, and affiliates are introduced in About Us.


We are proud to serve as a go-to site on Sustainability @WU. Take a closer look and get involved!

For students

Our For Students site has information for students as well as a wider audience.


Our Resources site includes useful materials from WU’s researchers and from business schools around the world.


Together with colleagues at RCE Vienna, we are actively engaged in Third Mission.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! 2021 NBS Sustainability Centres Community Workshop (July 12-15)

We look forward to co-hosting the biennial global workshop for leaders of sustainability research centers...


The conference is over, but the Urban Jungle is only about to get started

More than 200 applicants from 80 different cities worldwide joined our two-days online event “Urban Jungle // Sustainable Cities in the Making - Inspiration & Entrepreneurial Action”. . .

European Startup Competition

Our recent Urban Jungle conference gave startups an opportunity to pitch their sustainable business ideas. And the winners are...

Human-centricity in a Sustainable Digital Economy (Paper submission June 25)

On behalf of the track organizers at the upcoming 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. . .

Global Seminar Series (April 12-28)

Free, online seminar series bringing together students and faculty from leading business schools from five countries. Open to Bachelor's and Master's students enrolled at WU. . .