Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)RSS

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Welcome to STaR!

The WU Vienna Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility is an interdisciplinary home for research, teaching and broader societal engagement concerned with the grand challenges of our times, such as the ones embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our overarching aims are to provide a collaborative platform for networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination of exemplary academic scholarship on environmental, social, and economic sustainability, AND to support WU’s societal responsibility as a driver of sustainable transformations. In order to meet these aims, we host academic and public events, provide online space for sharing relevant content, and serve as a liaison between WU community (students, faculty, staff) and external stakeholders.

Upcoming Events

STaR Research Conference on Responsible Innovation (a closed event, Nov 22-23)

This coming November, STaR will host a focused cross-disciplinary research conference on responsible innovation (by invitation only)...

2020 NBS Sustainability Centres Community Workshop (June 24-26)

Save the Date! STaR will co-host the fifth biennial international workshop for leaders of sustainability research centres. For more information...


@OS4Future: a movement for climate action

WU STaR faculty member Giuseppe Delmestri presented at a seminar and round table discussion, on the contribution organizational scientists can offer to confront climate disruption...

Environmental Performance Report 2019 (Umwelterklärung 2019)

The WU Vienna's Environmental Performance Report 2019 (Umwelterklärung 2019), published by the WU’s Environmental Management team, is now available.

Diversity and Inclusion in a global business environment

WU Executive Academy (Female Leadership Network) and STaR co-hosted WU Executive Insights: an evening event with Learning & Organization Behavior expert Josefine van Zanten...

ChangEDucation, ready or not?

Only 11% of WU students may be familiar with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 6th annual Nachhaltigkeitstag / Sustainable Transformation Day took a step toward raising the SDG awareness...

Digital Transformation – The Case of Responsible Leadership and the VUCA World

STaR Fellow Christof Miska, Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Business, contributed a key note themed “Digital Transformation – The Case of Responsible Leadership and the VUCA…

Skilled Migrants in Austria: Needed but Unwelcome?

STaR hosted a panel discussion open to the WU Vienna community and to external audience, with the aim to raise awareness on the topic of high skilled migrants in Austria...