Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)

About Us

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Our mission and activities

As a Competence Center not-tied to an academic program or deparment, STaR is uniquely positioned to support WU’s societal responsibility as a driver of sustainable transformations. Our key aim is to serve as a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, external engagement, and dissemination of exemplary scholarship on all aspects related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

We host academic and public events, provide online space for sharing relevant content, and serve as a liaison between WU community and external stakeholders.

Our Team

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

For general inquiries, please contact us at
Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr. Sigrid Stagl, M.S.
Sigrid Stagl
STaR WU Co-Director, Head of the Department of Socioeconomics
Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.pol. Günter Stahl
Günter Stahl
STaR WU Co-Director, Institute for International Business, Department of Global Business and Trade
Dr. Milda Zilinskaite
Milda Zilinskaite
STaR WU Manager, Senior Scientist
Dr.rer.nat. Christian Rammel
Christian Rammel
STaR WU Third Mission & SDGs, Head of the RCE Vienna
Aufgaben: See our RCE Vienna and Third mission sites
Dipl.-Ing. Laura Bauer
Laura Bauer
STaR Fellow
Aufgaben: Administrative Support, Green Buddies, SDG-Hub, SDG-Club & SDG-Day, Allianz network, PRME DACH
Marlene Gruber, MSc(WU),MIM(CEMS)
Marlene Gruber
STaR Fellow
Aufgaben: annual Sustainable Transformation Day, On-Campus Sustainability Initiatives, Student Affairs, Internal Communications, Austrian Networks
Assoz.Prof. Dr. Christof Miska
Christof Miska
STaR Fellow
Aufgaben: STaR Intellectual Community liaison
Marius Brand, MSc(WU),MIM(CEMS)
Marius Brand
STaR Fellow
Aufgaben: Communications and Social Media
Dorian Aigner, BSc (WU)
Dorian Aigner
STaR Graduate Student Assistant
Aufgaben: STaR Teaching & Learning Resources inventory, SDG-Hub, Theses Writing for Impact