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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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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. . .


Ukraine: Volunteering – making of and easy to do

Eva from STaR describes her experiences of volunteering with the Caritas. We hope you are inspired by her example and will do the same!


Ukrainian Food Market on WU's Campus

Organized by a team of student volunteers!


Join the 13th Sustainability Challenge

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

Internet poverty

Internet Poverty: What is it and why it matters?

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

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.