Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)


We are an interdisciplinary team representing social and natural sciences, and the humanities. We are dedicated to fostering research-, teaching-, and outreach- collaboration on and beyond our university's campus.

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Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr. Sigrid Stagl, M.S.
Sigrid Stagl
Co-Director of STaR; Institute for Ecological Economics; Head of the Department of Socioeconomics
Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.pol. Günter Stahl
Günter Stahl
Co-Director of STaR; Institute for International Business, Department of Global Business and Trade
Dr. Milda Zilinskaite
Milda Zilinskaite
Senior Scientist and STaR Center Manager
Dr.rer.nat. Christian Rammel
Christian Rammel
Third Mission at STaR; Head of the RCE Vienna
Dipl.-Ing. Laura Bauer
Laura Bauer
Organizational Support (part time)
Responsibilities: Event logistics, Green Buddies, SDG-Club & SDG-Day, STaR representative at Austrian Alliance of Sustainable Universities and PRME DACH chapter

STaR Fellows (voluntary support)

Marius Brand, MSc(WU),MIM(CEMS)
Marius Brand
STaR Fellow
Responsibilities: Communications, NBS SCC Workshop Administration and Support
Marlene Gruber, MSc(WU),MIM(CEMS)
Marlene Gruber
STaR Fellow
Responsibilities: SDG-Club & SDG-Day, On-Campus Sustainability Initiatives, Liason to Student Clubs
Assoz.Prof. Dr. Christof Miska
Christof Miska
STaR Fellow
Responsibilities: STaR Intellectual Community liaison

STaR Student Assistants

María Díaz Macías

Graduate Student Assistant (CEMS Master's program) at the Institute for International Business, part-time support for STaR. Maria is currently helping us in improving STaR social media strategy, contributing new website contents, and in organizing the NBS SCC 2021 Workshop. Here's Maria's LinkedIn profile.

Susan Üstün

STaR Graduate Student Assistant (SEEP Master's program), Fall 2020. Susan helped us to enhance the Sustainability@WU and For Students pages, and to start the collection of STaR Resources. Where is Susan heading now? Here is her LinkedIn, and a link to a podcast she co-produces: Inside Impact.

Dorian Aigner

STaR Graduate Student Assistant (CEMS Master's program), Summer 2020. Dorian collected the first round of Thesis Writing for Impact topics, conducted student interviews, and helped our team to launch the Sustainability@WU page. Where is he heading now? Here's Dorian's LinkedIn profile.