Join the oikos International Working Groups

10 September 2020 | News

As we find ourselves at the beginning of another academic year we prepare for the months of action in the oikos community ahead of us. Both on local and international level oikees around the world will be working hard and together in achiveing the oikos mission and vision. Working Groups present an amazing opportunity for oikos chapter members who wish to get engaged at an international level and at the same time learn, exchange, discuss and work together in a unique oikos atmosphere and help bring change towards a sustainable world of tomorrow. Wether you’re simply passionate about sustainability, want to develop skills and expand your network or take part in shaping what oikos International does – we’d... »

Picking up momentum in transforming education – oikos In Your Residence in Retrospect

31 August 2020 | News

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the COVID19 pandemic broke out we had to make major changes and transform the second edition of oikos In Residence. Originally planned to take place in Turin, the situation didn’t allow us to bring participants to the northern-Italian city, so we went for the second-best thing – bringing oikos to their residences. Hence, we dubbed this edition ‘oikos In Your Residence’, subtly hinting at the fact the participants had the opportunity to join in from the comfort of their own rooms. A few months into the pandemic, everyone’s familiar with Zoom as a tool for just such things, but we further enhanced the experience by bringing in Miro and created a... »

Volunteer positions open for NexGenLead project

19 August 2020 | Join Us, News

Application Deadline: 31st of August 2020 (however, we will move forward in the process with the first relevant application)Starting Date: 9th of September 2020Commitment: around 10h/week from September to December 2020 (possible prolongation)Location: Remote, or onsite in Geneva, Switzerland We are looking for an independent, flexible and resourceful person who is eager to get international experience working virtually, by helping to ensure the organization and running of the oikos International – swissnex Brazil flagship event 2020: NexGenLead. The NexGenLead is a 3-week global virtual program in November 2020 aiming to facilitate a worldwide virtual community of students to dialogue on Leadership & Sustainability and ignite curriculum change at their universities! You can find here a detailed project proposal. If... »

Central-Eastern Europe Regional Meeting 2020 Tbilisi

Online and Onsite | News

oikos CEE meeting is an annual event of oikos hosted by different chapters of the CEE region. The objective of the oikos CEE Regional Meeting 2020 is to gather an international community of oikos members, university students and partners with the aim to share ideas about different perspectives of sustainable development. The Meeting is going to be held at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) on 25-27 September 2020. Alongside with oikos chapters, alumni in business, government, faculty members at leading universities for Economics and Business, different partners are supporting our project as well. We believe it is time to bring all of us together and accelerate sustainability perspectives. The conference will be held with both,... »

(Watch it again) Virtual Mobility: Initiatives and best practices for a worldwide virtual mobility

11 August 2020 | News

Digital education can provide unique opportunities for students and researchers. This webinar explored how virtual mobility can foster cooperation in education and promote inclusive internationalisation. The development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) enabled the creation of educational programs without spatial or temporal limitations, which have allowed greater access to specialised content. In the current context of the Covid-19 sanitary crisis, the face-to-face educational model has been suddenly transposed to a virtual setting.  Virtual mobility enables cultural exchanges, the transfer of resources between countries and the establishment of knowledge networks without having to travel between countries. On 26 August, swissnex Brazil invited Charlotte Grawitz to moderate an intercontinental discussion on the opportunities and challenges of virtual mobility, and share existing best... »