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oikos Newsletter November 2013

06 November 2013 | Newsletters

With anticipation building around our biggest gathering of the year, the oikos FutureLab, November is perhaps the most exciting time for us. But there is more to November than the FutureLab! If you are a budding writer, filmmaker, event manager, or a social media expert, Student Reporter has just the opportunity for you: building a media campaign newsroom on the “Future of Urban Mobilty in Switzerland”. Also, do not miss the deadlines for submitting cases to the Case Writing Competition (9 December) or applying to be a Student Reporter at the World Economic Forum (22 November). Read more... »

oikos Newsletter October 2013

04 October 2013 | Newsletters

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  L.M. Montgomery’s words aptly capture how we feel about October as well. This is a month of reflections and anticipations as we take stock of our endeavors and prepare ourselves for upcoming events. 40 PhD and post-doctoral students as well as 9 faculty have participated in our three young scholars academies on development, economics and entrepreneurship. Our alumni met in Zurich and Warsaw. And the oikos Case Writing Competition was expanded with the addition of a new “Sustainable Finance” track. In the next few months, we bring to you many more opportunities to engage with oikos. Come join us at the FutureLab, the Alumni Debates, and the celebration of... »

oikos Newsletter September 2013

09 September 2013 | Newsletters

One more cone of ice-cream, one more dip in the lake, one more picnic in the mountain – soaking up the last bit of summer sun, we are gearing up for our fall initiatives. While we concluded the oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy a few days ago, two more Academies are just around the corner. Also, coming up are the registration deadlines for the oikos FutureLab and oikos Winter School. In this issue, learn more about oikos Pune’s ingenious project, “i-GREEN”, join the international oikos Fashion team or spend 30 seconds with Juraj Melichár alumnus from oikos Bratislava. Read more... »

oikos Newsletter August 2013

08 August 2013 | Newsletters

We are kicking-off August in style with the launch of our new and improved website, registration for the upcoming oikos FutureLab & oikos Winter School and Call for Cases for our Case Writing Competition (together with Ashoka). oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy is just around the corner together with a panel discussion for our alumni. If this is not enough intellectual stimulation, then join our Student Reporters or simply follow our coverage on topics ranging from philosophy in the board room to Robin Hood of modern investment banking. And finally, spend 30 seconds with Thomas Dyllick, who wears multiple “sustainability” hats at the University of St. Gallen. Read more... »

oikos Newsletter July 2013

03 July 2013 | Newsletters | Economics

Summer is in full swing at oikos. We had an action-packed month with oikos Leipzig and oikos Paderborn organizing conferences on rethinking the economic system and sustainable business strategies. Looking ahead, there are a number of exciting events such as the first oikos PhD Seminar in Warsaw (deadline 15 July), the Sustainable Energy for Europe conference (deadline 1 August), alumni event in Zurich (save the date, 19 September), and the oikos Winter School. In this issue, we also introduce you to Xavier Martin of oikos Paris and the story of how he became involved with oikos. Read More... »