Campus WU Wien

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.

Upcoming Event


Revolution in the Food Industry (Dec 7)

Organized by STaR, in collaboration with Change Management and Management Development Institute. Join us!



STaR SDG-Video series

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


Sustainable Economics and Business II (ZuWi II) Awards

Celebrating the outstanding theses written by WU's undergraduate students on the sustainable development topics...


Welcome (back) to WU Vienna!

A warm welcome to our newcomers and returnees! Click for useful links and tips. . .


A Guest Commentary in Wiener Zeitung

STaR Co-Director Sigrid Stagl, together with WU colleagues, professors Jürgen Essletzbichle and Andreas Novy, discuss the ways forward in times of uncertainty and changes. . .

What is STaR?

Watch our co-directors Sigrid Stagl and Günter Stahl introduce STaR:

Video STaR.mp4


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.