Rethinking The Economic System

19 July 2013 | News | Economics, Finance, Growth

Does additional growth in the industrialised countries trigger increasing happiness? What societal and environmental impact results of our constant pursuit of growth? Is share economy just a fashionable trend or could it lead to more sustainable society? These and other intriguing questions have resonated in oikos Leipzig. The academic year 2012/2013 is slowly coming to its end and oikos Leipzig could look back at some fruitful and inspirational events. Besides the regular movie nights, reading circles and talks on sustainability issues, Leipzig organised two major events, the two-day de-growth conference in fall 2012 and three “action weeks” on share economy in May and June this year. The conference titled “Values, prosperity, well-being – (How) do we want to grow?” was held... »

Reforming the Business School, a Pure Product of American Culture

10 July 2013 | News

The fact that higher education, especially business education, is in need of a reform is no new news. However, the role of humanities in such reform has been gaining momentum in the US, mostly in reaction to a recently published report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a sort of “humanities rescue plan”. More... »

Humanities in Business Education: Who’s Getting a Move on Here?

09 July 2013 | News

Published in 2011, the second Carnegie Report evoked numerous debates among business scholars. According to the report, business schools are in need of a makeover, specifically to incorporate more humanities and social sciences. Alongside US-based Carnegie Foundation and Aspen Institute, teachers at University of St. Gallen, Barcelona’s ESADE Business School and Copenhagen Business School are trying to move the report’s agenda forward. …»... »

Apply for the oikos Warsaw PhD seminar

30 June 2013 | News

The oikos PhD Seminar is a 2-day event by oikos Warsaw dedicated to “Energy and Environmental Economics”. It provides a platform to present ongoing PhD research, get feedback from fellow PhD students as well as faculty, and to promote links on the topic among PhD students from various countries.  Selected contributions will be considered for publishing. The project will take place from 12-13 September 2013 in Warsaw. More... »

Become a Student Reporter at the World Resources Forum 2013 in Davos, Switzerland

19 May 2013 | News

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