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Student Clubs Shape Universities into a Proper Place for Personal Development

01 May 2013 | News

How could students improve learning environment at their universities? Why is it still difficult for them to get involved in university governance? What should Georgian universities do in order to implement sustainability in their structure? These were crucial questions discussed during the Youth Forum organised by oikos Tbilisi. Youth Forum, Tbilisi After issuing the report on “Examination of Higher Education Reforms and the Quality of Higher Education in Georgia” last year, oikos Tbilisi has started another big project focused on active involvement of students in university education and governance. In April, oikos members supported by the Open Society Foundation organised the Youth Forum in order to find strategies how to improve the current university education. The forum brought together 90... »

oikos Measures Carbon Footprint

12 April 2013 | News
carbon footprint

The student initiative Carbon Neutral Campus has measured the HSG’s carbon footprint. The report serves as a basis for the improvement of the climate balance sheet. More... »

Energysavers 2012

24 March 2013 | News | Energy, Infrastructure

“We want you… to become an Energysaver!” – that was the message addressed to students of four greatest Warsaw universities in November and December 2012 that expressed the main idea behind the Energysavers project. The fourth edition of oikos Warsaw initiative devoted to promoting sustainable energy consumption was fully supported by oikos International Project Development Fund. The Energysavers project was aimed at uniting students to make a difference. oikos Warsaw attempted to convince them of the importance of saving: the project was to prove that saving money may be easily combined with saving the natural environment. The grounds for the success of the project was an innovative combination of education, practice and the sense of competition and achievement: about 400... »

Spring Meeting in Maastricht Accomplished

23 March 2013 | News | Finance

oikos Spring Meeting 2013 in Maastricht. oikos’ biggest project has, also this year, come to an end. The organising team in Maastricht hopes to have left a touch of sustainable investors in all the participants. Read all about it! The participants of the oikos Spring Meeting 2013 have all officially departed and beautiful memories are left in the air of Maastricht. The Chief Organiser, Anita Negri, had started off the conference by stating that the “Spring Meeting is a unique event, and it was an honour to organise it”. By virtue of the participants the turn-out was, in fact, unique. The theme of sustainable investment was embraced by the vast combination of activities. Participants had the opportunity to... »

Reutlingen and Lausanne, Welcome in oikos!

19 March 2013 | News

There is no better way of entering the year 2013 than having more fantastic people in the oikos community. We are happy to introduce two new oikos Chapters in accession represented by students of HEC 
Lausanne and Reutlingen University. Read more about their plans and advisors. oikos Lausanne oikos Lausanne was kick started by José Luis Ibarra, Sébastien Bianchi, Lucas Bosonnet and
Franck Canavesi, the graduate students of the Faculty of Economics and Management, who strive to combine economy with
 social
 equity
 and
 respect for
 the
 environment. oikos Lausanne already started creating
 links 
with
 sustainable
 enterprises 
and
 institutions in their region and among others going to organize a case study writing competition  in the upcoming semester. The case 
study will 
be... »