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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Bringing the sustainable development goals to life

Under this motto, FHWien der WKW, Austria’s leading University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication, is working on living the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs) at the university itself and integrating them into the curricula. The SDGs serve to ensure sustainable development on an economic, social and ecological level.

“As a university of applied sciences for management and communication, we see the importance of the SDGs for the training of future managers,“ explains Beate Huber, Chair of the Academic Board at FHWien der WKW.

FHWien der WKW has been a pioneer in Corporate Responsibility since 2012. As one of the first universities of applied sciences in the German-speaking world, it includes Business Ethics and Corporate Governance as compulsory subjects in the curricula of all business management Master’s programs.

In order to guarantee that these programs and all academic initiatives on the topic meet international standards, FHWien der WKW signed the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in 2015.

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly of all 193 member states. It contains the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “transform the world” in terms of social, economic and ecological aspects.

Responsible Management Education

Business Ethics & Corporate Governance in teaching

FHWien der WKW has been a pioneer in Corporate Responsibility since 2012. As one of the first universities of applied sciences in the German-speaking world, it includes Business Ethics and Corporate Governance as compulsory subjects in the curricula of all business management Master’s programs

SDG Day 2021

Review

On September 23, 2021 FHWien der WKW hosted the SDG Day for the first time. This day was entirely dedicated to the SDG 12: the promotion of sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The program included an inspiring keynote by circular activist Harald Friedl, the SDG award ceremony (for lecturers and students) as well as an interesting panel discussion and interactive workshops. On our event platform you will find, among other things, videos and podcasts to watch and listen to.