Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)

BA/MA Theses: Writing for Impact

Enrich your studies with IMPACT! By writing your thesis on an environmental and/or social sustainability related topic, you will not only expand your awareness and knowledge but also will contribute to the wider research community. Affiliated STaR Faculty as well as the members of STaR intellectual community all work on projects related to sustainability and responsibility. To further help you in deciding on your thesis topic, we have compiled a list of faculty members from over 50 WU Institutes and their research areas. As you probably know, at WU Vienna you can write your thesis at any Department/Institute. You will see there are a great many possibilities!

Before you look at the list, please note that:

  • The list is for informational purposes only. The STaR team is not responsible for changes in the content of individual Institutes’ websites.

  • Supervision requirements vary greatly among departments and institutes. STaR does not provide information on how to submit a thesis proposal. Please visit the Institutes’ websites or contact potential supervisors. 

  • Generally, at WU, theses can be written in German or English. Writing in another language may also be an option at the Department of Foreign Language Business Communication. Please inquire with your potential supervisor.

  • The STaR Competence Center does not directly engage in theses supervision.

You may also find inspiration by browsing the WU Theses Catalogue. It allows searching for already completed master’s and PhD theses by topic, keyword, and author’s name.

If you would like to write your master’s thesis with an external organization, company, or scientist, also check the Master Thesis Portal of ÖSSFO in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

Finally, we are doing our utmost to keep the information on this site up-to-date: We will be grateful for reports of any inconsistencies or changes (email


Find your WHY

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Learn from others and their theses writing experiences!

If you have recently completed your BA/MA thesis on a sustainability-related topic, we would love to hear from you:  

Bachelor's Business & Economics Theses

Adna Ahmic, on changes in the world of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Sümeyye Cekic, on flexibilisation of working hours
Anna Derfler, on circular economy and fashion industry
Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, on combating profit shifting and tax evasion
Clara Halmdienst, on Viennese Kultur Token app's potential impact on mobility
Marco A. Hans, on theses written with external organisations at WU
Magdalena Junez, on the sharing economy market
Constanze Kero, on communication of SDGs
Marlene Leonhartsberger, on multinationals, sustainable development and lower-income countries
Lucia Mack, on the Green Economy
Marlena Niedl, on consumer participation in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Georg Ponleitner, on the communication of plastic reduction in supermarkets
Sophie-Magdalena Thalmayr, on the political impact of multinaltionals in emerging economies
Susan Üstün, on gender sensitive language in public communications
Denise Waglechner, on the sustainability of reducing working time
Connor Wheatley, on non-financial risk reporting

Bachelor's Business Law Theses

Veronika Reisinger, on civil climate litigation

Master's Theses

Monika Bucha, on complaints in environmental law
Ines Habermeyer, on the influence of the "Greta effect" on buying behavior
Pratik P. Patil, on the evolution of technology and social structures
Theresa Peneder, on circular economy in the fashion industry
Anna Wagner, on inclusion of persons with disabilities in climate justice movements
Mara Weiß, on mining and social conflict
Marina Zaremba (WU EA PMBA), on the ethical implications in e-commerce