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...


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. . .

Urban jungle // Sustainable cities in the making

An online conference on urban sustainability and entrepreneurial action. Speakers included urban change leaders from different disciplines and sectors. . .

Free online educational program WU4Juniors

STaR team is delighted to have contributed to this Third Mission initiative, which aims to empower the youth with awareness and knowledge building. . .