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Online Debate on Curriculum Change – oikos Curriculum Academy 2020

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 and teaching approaches that are designed to address current global environmental and social challenges.

We are pleased to invite you to an online debate with faculty, young scholars and students who have been intensively working on reforming economics and management education. They will not only share their vision for education for the future but also talk about particular examples and strategies on how to transform the curriculum.

Do not miss our inspiring speakers on Friday, April 3. The debate starts at 4:30 pm CEST time. To attend, please register here

Introducing the debate speakers:

Lea Trogrlic

Lea Trogrlic holds a master’s degree in Economics of Development and is one of the co-founders of Plural Economics Zurich. Through this initiative, a lecture on different economic theories was implemented at the University of Zurich. This approach makes it possible for students to look at the economy through a diverse set of lenses and promotes critical thinking.

Julia Christensen Hughes

Julia Christensen Hughes is founding dean of the Lang School of Business and Economics, at the University of Guelph in Canada.  Currently, on administrative leave, she is continuing to support efforts to “disrupt” business school education around the world, advocating for more focus on corporate social responsibility/sustainability, support for the achievement of the UN’s 2030 SDG agenda, and transformational opportunities for students, through engaging, interdisciplinary learning experiences. 

Florian Rommel

Florian co-founded the first “Plurale Ökonomik” student
group at the University of Bayreuth in Germany in 2012. Since 2014 he
contributes to establishing the young Cusanus University, where a new
pluralist economics curriculum is already taught and improved every
year. The topic of his dissertation is on current trends in economic
research and pluralism in economics.

Professor Petra Molthan-Hill

Professor Petra Molthan-Hill leads the Green Academy at Nottingham Trent University since 2013, with the aim to include Education for Sustainable Development related curricular and extra-curricular initiatives into the whole university, for example the internal online course offered to all 30.000 students at NTU: ‘Sustainability in Practice Certificate’. She is the Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) working group on climate change and environment. Molthan-Hill is the editor of ‘The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management’ offering seminars and other teaching material in how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in accounting, marketing, HR and other subjects in management/business studies.

Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo is Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne, Vice Dean for programs and student affairs and director of the executive education of HEC. In is research he investigates corporate responsibility in global supply chains, the mechanisms of (un)ethical decision making in organizations, the fight against organized crime and the impact of storytelling on behavior. He is one of the most cited business ethics scholar in the world. He’s received prestigious rewards, had his work published in many well known journals with his online course(MOOC) so far has been taken by over 35.000 people.

Find out more about oikos Curriculum Academy and apply here.