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Alumni Debate: Discussing the classroom and work experiences in management for a sustainable future

17 May 2019 | News

A deep reflection on management for a sustainable future is critical as a new generation is entering a turbulent world of work with an ever-increasing need for sustainability-oriented decision-makers. The higher education system should spearhead this reflection, as it prepares students to become managers and leaders of tomorrow.  At the same time, universities and business schools undoubtedly should engage with different stakeholders that can inform and support higher education institutions to better equip young people to meet the needs of sustainability in their day-to-day work environment. We wanted to reach out to young professionals in order to understand their needs and learn about their views on the role of higher education in bridging the gap between sustainable and... »

Global Contest: Design the alumni network of your dreams

13 May 2019 | News

What is the Alumni Global Contest? It’s a global, inclusive and collaborative contest where every member of our community can participate and create a vision of the alumni network. Upload your vision for the network and let the oikos community decide on the winners. oikos will cover FutureLab participation fee for the winners of the competition. Follow us on our facebook & Linkedin page for regular updates! Also check our oikos Alumni Facebook & Linkedin group Not a fan of social media ? Register a personal call with *protected email* oikos VP of alumni network, to get more info! Background information oikos has a long (hi)story: it’s 32 years old now. Throughout the years, oikos has changed a lot, and... »

30 seconds with Paula Heeß

02 May 2019 | News

Take 30 seconds to meet Paula Heeß, an amazing oikee from oikos Bayreuth, Germany. For over two years now, she has contributed to the work of our organization at local and international levels. She is a busy bee at oikos working as a member of the oikos Re-Structuring Working Group, FutureLab 2019 organizer, LEAP coach, and regional volunteer. She is a spirited, understanding and an all-around great person. I first heard of oikos in 2016 when an oikos St. Gallen alumnus recommended the organization to me after he learned that I would study in Bayreuth. I was very curious about oikos since it had an interface with my business studies but also brought a new aspect to it.... »

oikos Roundtable: Discussing economics curriculum for a sustainable future

15 April 2019 | News

Calls for reform in economics have intensified significantly in recent years. The financial crisis highlighted the risks of relying on a narrow set of neoclassical economic models and amplified demands for a more diverse approach to teaching and research in the field. Growing challenges to sustainable prosperity add further urgency to the need to shift. Rising inequality and environmental threats are cases in point. The need for change is further amplified by the economic story that shapes our lives. In the words of F. S. Michaels  “In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic: economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act”. On 28th March 2019, oikos organized... »

oikos Winter School “Growing Cities, growing responsibilities – taking the lead to a sustainable future”

14 April 2019 | News

The oikos Winter School 2019 explored a range of topics from Megacities and Smart Cities to new energy and transportation concepts to civic participation. In this interactive blog prepared by Janina Hoffmann,  one of the participants of the winter school and oikos communications and marketing working group member, you can take a closer look at the topics covered by inspiring speakers and passionate participants. The shaping of us This story is relevant to you, as urban space is about your living space. Central to this topic are the questions: How do we want to live? How do we imagine our living spaces? How can we shape our habitat? I joined this year’s Winter School to find answers to... »