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


Call for papers - Diversity & Inclusion Across Languages (Dec. 15)

Upcoming (April 2022) conference on insights into communicative challenges from theory and practice. . .



Sustainable Economics and Business II (ZuWi II) Awards

Recognizing outstanding theses on sustainable development issues by WU’s undergraduate students. . .


STaR New Semester Updates

Where we’ve been (Summer 2021) and where we’re going (Fall 2021). . .


Welcome back to campus! Featuring WU wheelchair view photos by Evelyn Brezina

We are delighted to start into the new academic year featuring the work of an incredible photographer and person. . .

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Multi-Sector Dialogue for a Sustainable Transformation: Radical Change vs. More of the Same?

Leaders from across society discussed the most pressing issues we face. . .


2021 NBS Sustainability Centers Community Workshop

STaR co-hosted a biennial global workshop for leaders of business sustainability centers. Virtual, with the taste of Vienna. . .