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oikos, International Student Organization for Sustainability in Economics and Management Education

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Curricula change; Leadership; Student empowerment; Student organization; Students for change; Sustainability in economics and management


oikos is a student network with over 50 chapters in 24 different countries, whose vision is for economics and management education to be purposed for a sustainable world. Founded in 1987 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, oikos currently reaches out to over 50,000 young people every year through the efforts of 1,200 members. The oikos mission is to transform economics and management education by empowering student change agents, raising awareness for sustainability opportunities and challenges, and building institutional support for curriculum reform.


In this entry, oikos, an umbrella student organization with the goal to fortify student efforts to incorporate sustainability in business schools, economics departments, and management education is discussed. First, a brief history of the organization is provided, covering the...

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Robinson, R., Patsatsia, M., Negacz, K., Proctor, J.C. (2019). oikos, International Student Organization for Sustainability in Economics and Management Education. In: Leal Filho, W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Springer, Cham.

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