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Latest news on Responsible Management Education at FHWien

January 19, 2024

Just in time for the SDG Day next week, the latest report on the Principles for Responsible Management Education has been published.

FHWien der WKW is committed to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) since 2015. The implementation of these principles guarantees a sustainable transformation of FHWien der WKW into a university that educates managers to think and act in an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable manner.

Highlights of the reporting period 2021 to 2023:

  1. Further integration of PRME-relevant topics in teaching and research: From 2021 to 2022, the three departments at FHWien carried out the latest revision of the curricula of all academic programs. The revision involved the further implementation of corporate responsibility and sustainability contents as a crosscutting topic in modules throughout all Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The new programs are being implemented from the winter semester 2023/24.
  2. Completion of PRME-related degree theses across all research programs: In the current reporting period, a total of 220 Bachelor’s theses and 128 Master’s theses dealing with sustainability issues have been completed successfully. Works were completed across all study programs.
  3. Increase institutional responsibility for organizational practices: Since summer 2022, FHWien has been implementing a range of measures and processes to facilitate student life for people with visual impairments. Also since 2022, events organized by FHWien’s Communications Office have been organized as “eco-events”, which, for example, only allow for fair trade coffee and certified biological as well as regional food, and which prohibit the use of cans.
  4. Expansion of cooperation with universities and companies: In a current research project on corporate transformation towards sustainability, FHWien researchers take their research right into Austrian companies and co-create parts of their insights with them. Furthermore, two new professorships in the area of sustainability have been introduced at FHWien and students of FHWien have participated in the second edition of the PGS Ambassador Program.

The complete report as well as further information on PRME and previous reports can be found on our website.