For almost 20 years now, oikos Bayreuth e.V. has been a student association at the University of Bayreuth. We focus on sustainability and aim to develop more consciousness for the opportunities and challenges particularly in the fields of sustainable economics and management. By means of various projects, we mainstream the holistic approach of sustainability in the sense of ecological, social, and economic responsibility.

Our main goal is to increase the importance of sustainability in (higher) education. As long as this aim is not achieved, we offer educational opportunities by ourselves. In our weekly meetings, we educate ourselves and others at the university by combining our academic competencies and practical experiences from CEOs or other sustainability pioneers. We explore alternative ways of producing, creating value, and living, in order to contribute to the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Moreover, as an interdisciplinary team, we bring different perspectives together and work on solutions for current environmental problems.

As part of the international student association oikos International, oikos Bayreuth e.V. belongs to a network of oikos chapters at over 50 universities in 24 countries. That gives us the opportunity to work extremely professionally and offer our members soft skill as well as content driven trainings on an international level. Twice a year, oikos international organises conference lasting several days with well know speakers, that are open to every member.

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Join us! You are very welcome!

Our past and annual projects lots of our members were involved in:

Kleidertauschparty. Every semester we organise a clothing swap party on our campus. Everybody brings clothes and accessories to the event and all of the items are fair game then. So, you can trade, barter, and donate clothes to others while snagging some new stuff to breathe new life into your closet. Accordingly to the old saying that someone’s trash is another person’s treasure, the clothing swap party supports a sustainable life style.

Lectures and panel discussions. In our academic program, sustainability does not play a big role. Therefore, we complete the university’s offers with some events organised by ourselves. Every semester, we invite highly competent speakers to Bayreuth for talks about topics such as renewable energy, ecological agriculture, or green investments.

SDG-Sticker. In order to increase the degree of fame of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we create funny, provoking stickers and ask people to stick them on objects or places, where the implied SDG plays a role. You find pictures on our social media channels.

oikos on tour. From time to time we invite our members to a daily trip. We visit best-practices for alternative economic attempts or exciting places out of Bayreuth, in order to get inspired.


Contact Person: Marlies Böhme

Address: Rundbau, Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth