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The status of oikos International events amid COVID19 pandemic

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The information on this page will be updated with the development of the pandemic and the recommendations provided by the World Health Organization and respective national governments worldwide. 

Following consultations between the oikos International Board, the Management Team and the respective organizing teams, it was decided that the oikos International projects planned for Spring 2020 will be organized online and not onsite as originally designed due to the COVID19 pandemic. 

The changes in place are meant to ensure maximum safety of participants’ health and prevent further spread of the disease, which is also in line with WHO recommendations and measures taken by the respective governments of the countries in which the events were originally meant to take place in. 

We highly recommend all oikos chapters to follow rules provided by their home countries and to be in touch with their universities to know what are  the event policies to comply with. If you need to shift your local projects into an online format, oikos International team can support you.

Current status of oikos International events:

Winter School: Cancelled until further notice

Spring Meeting: online

Curriculum Academy: online

Find detailed information about all projects here

Positive Impact Rating 2020 Report

23 January 2020 | Featured

The First Edition of the Positive Impact Rating was Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22nd January 2020. The Positive Impact Rating wants to support a fundamental change in the business school landscape with regards to the schools’ societal responsibility and impact. It offers students a tool to select an education that prepares them as responsible citizens and change-makers in the 21st-century.

oikos International is a part of the Supervisory Board of PIR representing student organizations.

Read the 2020 report HERE

You can find the list of participating schools and the overview of the Top 30 schools at: https://www.positiveimpactrating.org/pir2020

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30 March 2020 | News

Dear oikees, dear friends, in these turbulent times, we sense the need of community stronger than ever before.oikos provides such a community for student change agents from all over the world, giving space for discussion, creation, personal growth... »

26 March 2020 | Academies, News

oikos Curriculum Academy is a 3-day workshop for students, early career researchers, faculty representatives and other stakeholders, developed and facilitated by oikos student members. Its main purpose is to reflect and learn about innovative economics and management programs... »

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Feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Or more excited and optimistic? We are all facing new levels of uncertainty these days and most of us find it difficult to make sense of the situation.That’s what our international community is here for!... »

23 March 2020 | News

Last month, oikos International hosted its first “oikos in Residence” event in Basel, Switzerland. The oikos in Residence is a new event format that is intended to accelerate the creation of materials related to curriculum change.  The Residence... »

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The information on this page will be updated with the development of the pandemic and the recommendations provided by the World Health Organization and respective national governments worldwide.  Following consultations between the oikos International Board, the Management Team... »

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"We set up a Hand Papermaking Studio at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India, where I am an architecture student. The idea is to initiate disabled people into producing handmade paper on a commercial scale to make an honest living, which will create livelihood opportunities. The initiative is successful and ready to be replicated."

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"oikos instilled me and my fellow students with knowledge, skills and values that help in shaping a sustainable future. oikos motivates and supports our passion for sustainability by providing us with institutional learning processes and encouraging us to think critically and make collaborative decisions about the future. oikos is a family spread over different continents, yet connected by a common goal and motive, ie. to be the change in building the bridge for sustainability in economics and management."

Naimat Chopra, oikos New Delhi

“The 3 years that I spent with oikos were amazing and I feel that I was really lucky to have had this opportunity. In my PhD I looked at sustainable entrepreneurial businesses and their growth strategies. One of the problems associated with business growth is that it often results in mission drift, or in other words a refocus of attention from social or environmental mission to profit generation. I was intrigued to identify business models that help sustainable businesses avoid mission drift.”

Liudmila Chambers, Winner, Best Management PhD Thesis Award 2014, University of St. Gallen; Former oikos PhD Fellow 2009 - 2012; Faculty, University of Bath, UK

"We trust in the highly committed members of oikos and in their mission to integrate sustainability issues at the world’s faculties for economics and management. The academic approach promotes awareness and sustainability-driven innovation so future decision makers will make a difference. That’s why Avina Stiftung has been supporting oikos for many years."

Sibylle Feltrin, Director, Avina Stiftung

"For me organizing the oikos Summer School was quite challenging. I was responsible for not only the administrational part of the project but I also took part in academic issues. I improved my knowledge in this field and got more practical experience as visiting some enterprises with participants. Working with them was very interesting and worthy. I am a member of oikos Tbilisi and oikos has a great influence on me. After every project, I realize how important sustainability is.The one thing I love the most is the possibility of sharing experiences and opinions."

Ani Loumuri, oikos Tbilisi

"Since 2007, the Mercator Foundation Switzerland has been supporting oikos on both academic and student projects. The "mix" of student activism on the chapter level and oikos' global academic activities position it as a unique organization. We appreciate the engagement and high qualification of oikos members and the diversity of approaches to promote sustainability in Economics and Management."

Nadine Felix, Stiftung Mercator, Switzerland

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Maja Horniecka, Chief organiser, oikos Central and Eastern European Meeting; President 2014, oikos Prague, Czech Republic

“I did not realise for a long time how orthodox the economics curriculum is, because I was not taking the classes. Now a group of students have organised a lecture series where students teach other students about other schools of economic thinking, which they are not taught otherwise. I would love to collaborate with them and use the oikos community to expand those activities.”

Renée Horster, Member, oikos St. Andrews, UK

“The oikos Asia Meet was my first event with oikos. There was not a minute in the three days that I felt bored or out of place. The workshop and field trip were extraordinary and very educating. To summarize in one sentence, I attended the Asia Meet as a guest and on the third day I walked out of the venue wanting to be a member of oikos."

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