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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 social, environmental and economic sustainability. Watch our Co-directors Sigrid Stagl and Günter Stahl introduce STaR:

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Upcoming Events


Doughnut Economics and Cities’ Future with Kate Raworth and Leonora Grcheva (June 29)

We are delighted to share this webinar invitation on behalf of the NGO Academy and our colleagues at WU Social Entrepreneurship Center. . .



STaR SDG-Video series are now online!

The results of a two-year-long project are now online! Thanks to the involvement of our amazing student volunteers and faculty. . .


Join the 13th Sustainability Challenge

90 students, 7 universities, 1 goal: Apply now and #bepartofthechange!


Welcome brochure for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna

A compilation of useful materials by our student volunteers! Read on. . .

Internet poverty

Internet Poverty: What is it and why it matters?

STaR Faculty Member Jesús Crespo Cuaresma and colleagues explain. . .


viaGerman: free German lessons for Ukranian children

We help Ukrainian children to learn German. Learn more & get engaged!. . .

Browse our website


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


We have a go-to site on Sustainability @WU. Take a closer look and get involved!

For students

Our For Students page provides information about sustainability-oriented student organizations, how to write BA/MA Thesis with Impact, and more.


Visit our SDG-Hub and Humanitarian Aid Hub! We are also support our RCE Vienna colleagues on Third Mission projects.


Our Resources include STaR Videos, sustainability research at WU, and links to relevant external pages.