Vienna University of Economics and Business

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU)

Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien, Austria


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Vienna University of Economics and Business


WU is committed to social responsibility. As a responsible university, WU lives up to its social responsibility in all areas of its activities, striving for a positive impact on society and the business community. WU contributes to a comprehensive understanding of how economic, social, and ecological factors relate to each other, and in this way, it helps to make business and economics more sustainable. WU assumes responsibility for all that it does. Its actions are based on the principles of economy, sustainability, barrier-free accessibility in a broad sense; and it is committed to anti-discrimination and inclusion. 

The Competence Center for Sustainability was created in the summer 2013 to fill WU’s commitment to sustainability with life. It sees itself as a networking platform and as a service provider for WU in sustainability-related questions.


The findings of scientific research are one of a university’s main contributions to social development. Many of WU’s researchers work on sustainability-related research topics.

Scientists can assign themselves to the Competence Center for Sustainability in order to be supported in sustainability-related teaching and research. Twenty researchers have so far declared their affiliation with the Competence Center for Sustainability.

The Institute for Managing Sustainability looks at the economic, political, and social challenges faced when implementing the concept of sustainable development. The Institute’s researchers take an interdisciplinary approach in their research, teaching, and consulting activities.

The Institute for Ecological Economics and the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development which are part of the Department of Socioeconomics focus mainly on relevant spatial and environmental aspects of economic development in research and teaching.

WU is also a member of COPERNICUS Alliance.

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