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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.



SDG Haikus

A collection of short poems about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), written by our Visiting Scholar at STaR....


Refugee Talents: A research-informed guide

By WU’s researchers, in collaboration with WKO and IV. Click to read more and download...


STaR SDG-Video series

More than 40 interviews with student volunteers, faculty, and SDG experts from the business world and the public sector are now online!


Make a difference in the lives of children and young people!

Volunteering@WU is looking for students to volunteer as buddies for children from disadvantaged groups...

More about 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.