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The oikos Summer School 2015 – Creating Solutions for Georgia

23 September 2015 | News | Entrepreneurship

The oikos International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation was a 9-day event for international and Georgian participants that took place in Mestia, Georgia. Forty participants from eighteen countries gathered in order to learn more about the topics and actively transform the Svaneti region for the better. Through various lectures, workshops and field trips, participants acquired knowledge on the meaning of social entrepreneurship and how it relates to innovation. They were also exposed to the topics of campaigning, financing, how to advance your own ideas, creating values through one’s business and more. The workshops were delivered by Socionext, our partner for the Summer School. The hands-on approach, which allowed participants to directly apply the knowledge learnt on Svaneti cases, was energetic, constructive, and thought-provoking. By working... »

Call for Applications: oikos PhD Fellowships on “Finance and Sustainability”

09 September 2015 | News | Finance

oikos and the University of Zurich are inviting applications from qualified candidates for an oikos PhD Fellowship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, starting in February 2016. The fellowship will provide a grant for a PhD focused on “Finance and Sustainability” at the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance. Successful applicants need to demonstrate outstanding analytical skills, solid knowledge of finance, a commitment to sustainability, as well as strong leadership and personal competences. They also have to fulfil the requirements for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology of the University of Zurich. In addition, fluent English is a must. Additional language skills are an advantage. The deadline for applications for... »

Be a Video Editor and Photographer for oikos LEAP!

07 August 2015 | News

oikos is looking for one motivated and talented individual who will support our oikos LEAP programme, especially during the Presidents’ Meeting in St. Gallen from October 23 to 26. oikos LEAP is designed to inspire young leaders to become more responsible in their decision making and equip them with insights, knowledge and tools. oikos LEAP challenges participants to reflect on themselves and their values. Whilst adopting and sharing the lessons learnt in their chapters, participants practice responsible leadership. During the Presidents’ Meeting in October participants will engage in intensive leadership development days. Participants will acquire, not only knowledge enabling personal growth, but also practical skills to improve leadership in their chapters. You will be capturing the experience of these... »

Be a Reporter for the oikos FutureLab 2015!

07 August 2015 | News

oikos is looking for two motivated and inquisitive individuals who will support the oikos FutureLab 2015 in St Gallen from October 26-28.   Under the topic #MakeEducationMatter the FutureLab 2015 aims to create action plans to implement sustainable and relevant education systems, by involving representatives from all parties with an interest in management and economics education. It is, specifically, intended to facilitate the design of learning experiences that are more effective at preparing change agents to address the challenges of the 21st Century. This signifies the embedding of sustainability and social perspectives in management and economics education and integrating pluralistic teaching methods. With an aim to bring a younger generation’s voice to the media coverage of this event... »

It’s the complexity, stupid! Young researchers discuss how to transform the energy system

30 July 2015 | News

What drives an energy transition? Which obstacles need to be overcome? How can we academics contribute to that massive sociotechnical revolution? Young energy scholars from all over Europe and Israel together with senior researchers in the field tackled these and other questions at the oikos Young Scholars Energy Academy in June 2015, hosted by the Tel Aviv University. The city of Tel Aviv set the scene by giving some inspiring examples for an energy transition. The newly constructed Porter School meets the highest standards in energy efficient and sustainable building; Tel Aviv managed to convert its massive open landfill into the Hiriya recycling park that produces bioenergy from methane; electrical bicycles have been established as a main mode... »