oikos Vienna at EAUC Virtual Global Climate Conference 2020

10 December 2020 | News

The EAUC Virtual Global Climate Conference in Education 2020 took place in November of this year featuring insights and debates from a number of high profile international speakers. Over the five day of powerfull talks, various sessions devled deeper into education issues, with an aim to foster understanding of how to educate and teach students and future generations to deliver change and bring support and care across our communities. One of the speakers at the event was Liliia Akatova of oikos Vienna. Liliia represented her oikos chapter and the International network as the chair of the Transformational Student Engagement panel. Her role at the session gave her the opportunity to share the insights of transforming education at oikos... »

Students’ role in making their university a pioneer in sustainability – Sustainability Days at the University of Graz

09 December 2020 | News

Sustainability Days is a long-running annual project organized at the University of Graz by students in cooperation with oikos Graz and other organizations since 2016. This year it made it into the finals of the International Green Gown Awards, gaining recognition as a highly commended project. Starting off as an initiative by a group of students, over time gaining university’s support it grew into a significant project shaping the university into a recognized pioneer in sustainability. The Awards recognize exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges all over the world. The Sustainability Days The Sustainability Days of the University of Graz (Austria) is an event organized by students that takes place once a year to create... »

Get to know the oikos Hong Kong and Lisbon chapters

03 December 2020 | News

We are delighted to announce that oikos Hong Kong and oikos Lisbon have been given the full chapter status following the vote at the Legislative Meeting on November 29. A chapter gaining the full chapter status is always good news at oikos, as it means our family grows ever stronger. But it is also much more than that. It represents the appreciation of the oikos Community for the hard work their members have put into evolving the chapter but also the impact their projects have on the respective local universities. Taking a chapter in accession from its founding to full membership is never easy. It requires hard work and dedication of it’s members, but ultimately, that only makes... »

New oikos International Board elected

30 November 2020 | News

The new oikos International Board for 2021 was elected at the Legislative meeting on November 29. The new board consists of 7 members who will be starting the onboarding in December ahead of their one year long mandate. The Board 2021 members are: Mike Brodersen, oikos HamburgAsif Gurbanov, oikos BakuCarolin Lemke, oikos ReutlingenArthur Mària, oikos BarcelonaDarija Miletić, oikos BelgradeIkshek Misri, oikos BangaloreLuisa Pütz, oikos Bayreuth... »

oikos is growing into a fully remote organization

23 November 2020 | News

Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the virtual world has become an ever-more tangible reality for many who shifted to remote work from their home office. The oikos community, and in particular the international team, has found their new work base in the clouds already as of 2016 and has been pioneering with new, creative approaches ever since. Besides our onsite events, all our conversations and the coordination behind the curtain happen online. Since early 2019, every oikos International team member except the president works remotely from a place of their choice, making oikos live and explore its full international potential. That’s also why, when the Corona pandemic hit the world, we rather found ourselves bulletproof and... »