Academy 2021

The oikos Curriculum Academy is a 3-day workshop for students and early career researchers developed and facilitated by oikos student members. Its main purpose is to reflect and learn about innovative economics and management programs and teaching approaches designed to address current global environmental and social challenges. This year, the Academy will also serve as the “mid-term meeting” of the Researchers’ track participants of the oikos Leadership Program (LEAP). We will dedicate one additional day only for Researchers’ training and establish coaching partnerships of Researchers and oikos chapters working on curriculum change.

The first oikos Curriculum Academy was held at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, in October, 2019. To increase the outreach of the event, several sessions were also hosted online.

The third Curriculum Academy, organized in cooperation with oikos St. Gallen will take place entirely online. The 3-day workshop will take place from February 26 to 28, followed by Open Evenings from March 1 to 4

The agenda is participant-driven, meaning that YOU will shape what you will learn.

The Academy is free of charge.

Open Evenings

During the 3-day oikos International Academy 2021 (February 26 – 28),
students and early researchers will work together on the topic of “curriculum change” under the guidance of oikos International. The St.Gallen chapter, which is hosting the Academy this year, will draw on
the findings and organise four open input sessions and discussion rounds for the students of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in the following week – the “Open Evenings”.
Open Evenings – Goals
The sessions focus on generating attention for the topic of sustainability at our university. On the one hand, the concrete goal is to initiate a dialogue among students as well as between students, faculties and the university administration. On the other hand, the long-term aim is to integrate sustainability topics into the compulsory curricula.
Open Evenings – Structure
In the week following the oikos International Academy, one session each evening (6pm – 7.30pm) will cover the following topics:
• March 01: Kick-Off – curriculum change from different perspectives
• March 02: Sustainability – the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for positive change?
• March 03: Plural Economics – start your own learning journey
• March 04: Panel Discussion – curriculum change at HSG
oikos St. Gallen
oikos St.Gallen is the leading student-driven non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management at the University of St. Gallen. Founded in 1987 the organization empowers student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability academia and from there into day-to-day business, government and personal activities. oikos St. Gallen consists of 90 student members who engage in nine projects. The board forms the strategic and operational
lead committed to project development and realization of the mission of oikos St. Gallen. All members collaborate with a wide network of advisors, oikos alumni, partners, and the global community of oikos International. –
• President of oikos St.Gallen Anna Kurth (
• Project Head Samuel Halter (
• oikos International Academy Nicolás Águila (

If you want to participate in the open evenings fill in the registration form below.

Open Evenings Application



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The program is tentative and subject to change*



The applications for the oikos Curriculum Academy 2021 are closed!

The oikos Curriculum Academy 2021 will bring together a diverse representation of the oikos community and partners to will allow in-depth discussions and exchange on curriculum reform. We cordially invite students, junior lecturers, faculty and other stakeholders to join us online from February 26 to 28 and everyone to join us for Open Evenings from March 1 to 4.