STaR is proud to support student-driven environmental and social sustainability initiatives on and beyond our campus. We maintain close contact with various student organizations as well as with individual student volunteers. Take a look below and get involved!
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oikos Vienna is one of the two local Austrian chapters of oikos International. The chapter is located at WU, but its activities are open to students in any of the higher education institutions in Vienna. oikos Vienna is involved in several annual core projects: WU SDG-Day, oikos knowing, Edutopia and the oikos blog. Contact oikos using the details below and get involved!
Activities include regular meetings, DIY workshops and movie nights (in cooperation with ÖH Umweltreferat), expert talks, summer school, blog entries, ecomap expansion.
Location: Competence Center STaR, Building EA 1.034, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Umweltreferat is the branch of WU’s official student union (ÖH), concerned with causes of environmental destruction, sociopolitical issues, and the resulting problems. Together with partners at and beyond WU, its members are committed to creating a more environmentally friendly university, city, and international community, and to facilitating a critical dialogue on the topic by students for students.
Activities include DIY workshops and movie nights(in cooperation with oikos), articles in Steil magazine, poetry slams, “Stammtische” with experts.
Location: ÖH WU, Building SC, Ground floor, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
ÖSSFO is a group of students and alumni from several universities and registered as a nonprofit association. Its members are committed to ecosocial, social, and economic paradigms such as the ecosocial market economy and the Global Marshall Plan, and other concepts that combine ecological responsibility, social justice, and economic fairness. Their vision is a globally just society and harmonious sustainable development.
Activities include operating the Master Thesis Portal, upcycling workshops, EcoSocial Training, WU SDG-Day, excursions, and newsletters as well as different projects in collaboration with other organizations.
Location: Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna
Students for Future WU is a chapter of Students for Future Vienna, a spinoff of the FridaysforFuture movement started by Greta Thunberg. Their core concern is with the climate breakdown and resulting social injustice. They are also involved in other initiatives such as promoting greener travel and creating consumption-free spaces for students, all with the goal of improving sustainability on the WU campus.
Activities include panel discussions, a "Meet WU Experts" video series, a booth at the WU Summer Festival (Sommerfest), WU SDG-Day; collaboration with FridaysForFuture, oikos, and other organizations.
Master Clubs & Beyond
Below are some of the student-driven sustainability initiatives in master’s programs. Note that not all master's programs have a club. Check if your cohort has a sustainability agenda:
MSc International Management / CEMS - CEMS Club Vienna CSR Team
Or does not have one yet that we are aware of:
MSc Digital Economy
MSc Information Systems
MSc Quantitative Finance
MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP)
MSc Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control (SIMC)
MSc Supply Chain Management
MSc Export- und Internationalisierungsmanagement
MSc Finanzwirtschaft und Rechnungswesen
MSc Steuern und Rechnungslegung
If your program has recently started a sustainability initiative, let us know at email@example.com.