oikos Newsletter January 2014

07 January 2014 | Newsletters

Happy New Year from oikos! In this time of new starts, we hope you are inspired to get involved with the variety of oikos projects. If you are interested in global value chains, consider applying for the Model WTO. This year’s oikos first Young Scholars Academy focuses on renewable energy, while the oikos Case Quarterly looks at the sustainability of food production. If you are an oikos Alum, feel free to join us at the debates on energy and sustainability in Zurich. Last but not least, don’t forget to apply for the Winter School and the Spring Meeting (deadlines: January 15)! Again, best wishes and looking forward to working together in the new year! Read more  ... »

oikos Newsletter December 2013

10 December 2013 | Newsletters

Slushing through snow, we have finally made our way to the end of the year. And while the days are short, cold, and mostly gray, there is much to look forward to in our December calendar. After the successful conclusion of the FutureLab, we are preparing for our next big gathering – the 2014 Spring Meeting in Copenhagen. There is still time to apply for the Winter School in Germany. Also, learn about our brand new oikos Finance Initiative and spend 30 seconds getting to know Mark Wade. Read more... »

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... »