Students for sustainability, responsible leadership and sustainable management

We need Changers not managers

We stand for change

Who is oikos graz?

oikos Graz is a student-led non-profit organization. We create a playground where future leaders can take their first steps to drive sustainable development. oikos Graz is not alone: We are a part of an international chapter network all over the globe, where we connect changers with the same goal. We are based in Graz, the capital of a green heart of Austria

We inform, we educate and we transform academia for a sustainable tomorrow.

We work Locally and internationally

Projects And Events

Sustainability matters for all study programs. We work for the inclusion of sustainability in various curricula.

The annual sustainability event in Graz

our internal leadership program to grow as leaders & acquire useful skills

a panel discussion happening each month during a semester on various topics. we interview researchers, stakeholders, politicians & changemakers.

we offer workshops for external partners to drive sustainable change

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Upcoming events

Projects, Events and More…

Stay tuned about ongoing projects within and around oikos Graz.



๐ŸŒŸ Join us for an inspiring talk on the crucial role of higher education in tackling climate change! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ Discover which role higher education plays in driving the transformation towards a more sustainable future and how we, as students, lecturers, and researchers, can implement changes at our university to amplify our impact. ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค๐ŸŒ

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽ“ Letโ€™s unite to explore how we can incorporate learning about sustainability into all fields of education! No matter whether we talk about physics, linguistics, or law. We need everyone to achieve a change! ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ

In the following days, we will share the online link in our Instagram and Facebook stories. ๐Ÿ”—ย  You will also find it in our Facebook and LinkedIn events. Donโ€™t forget to share this opportunity with your friends, fellow students, etc. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ

As always, we invited interesting experts and activists from different fields:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Prof. Dr. Ulrike-Maria Gelbmann is a Senior Post-Doc and Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences & Global Studies, Chair of the Curricula Committee of the Masterโ€™s Program Global Studies, and Member of the Scientific Board of Scientists for Future Austria.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Karl Steininger is a Professor of Climate Economics and Sustainable Transition at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz. He also serves as the Wegener Center’s director.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Priv. Doz. Dr. Federico Italiano is a poet, translator, editor, literary critic, researcher, and lecturer. In one of his guest lectures at the University of Graz, he teaches about translation as a key activity in political, social and academic reflections of anthropogenic climate change.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Manuel Pirker is an activist from Erde Brennt.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Marek Hubbell is an activist from Fridays for Future.

We are looking forward to seeing you there! ๐Ÿ˜

Your oikos Transforming Education Team ๐Ÿ’™

7 pm - 9:30 pm (CET)



๐Ÿ“ข The time is approaching, and we are excited to announce our ๐Ÿฅ Semester Opening on Monday 23rd, 2023! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŒฟ

Do you care about the planet and want to create a meaningful difference? ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š oikos Graz is a student-led organization focusing on Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, and Sustainable Management based in Graz, the capital of Austriaยดs green heart. ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น As a non-profit organization, we build on a strong foundation of volunteers with different academic orientations. What unites us is the common drive to create a more sustainable economy and responsible businesses. We don’t focus only on the economic sector but try to promote sustainability in all areas with a need.

We inform, educate, and transform academia for a more sustainable future! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง

Our current projects are: Transforming Education, oikos Talks, Sustainable Marketing & Sustainability Promotion, oikos Lab, Women in Sustainability, Sustainable Finance, Accounting & Controlling, Book Club and Responsible Leadership. If you have any other project ideas, please get in touch with us. ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŒฟ

At oikos Graz, we have developed many projects from their roots to their blossoming. ๐ŸŒฑ

In our Opening Semester, you will have the opportunity to meet our members and learn more about our projects, values, mission, and what awaits us this semester. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐ŸŒฟ

โ„น๏ธ If you would like to know more about this or have any further questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

โ„น๏ธ You can find more information about our projects by visiting our website or social media pages.

โ„น๏ธ The Semester Opening will take place on:                                                             ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Monday 23rd, 2023 at                                                                                           ๐Ÿ•– 7 pm at                                                                                                                   ๐Ÿ“ SchubertNest, ElisabethstraรŸe 27

We are looking forward to meeting you in person! ๐Ÿ’™

7 pm - 9:30 pm (CEST)

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How to find us

Your local partner for responsible leadership, sustainable economics, and academic transformation.

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