Case - Competencies for a sustainable socio-economical development

Type Research Project

Funding Bodies

Duration Jan. 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2017


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  • Rammel, Christian (Details) Project Head

Abstract (English)

The Project Case - Competencies for a sustainable socio-economical development is one of six EU-Projects out of 230 applicants which got accepted from the European Commission within the framework of the Programme Erasmus Plus - Knowledge Alliances. The project with a budget of 900.000 Euro is going to be implemented together with 10 Partners from five countries under the Coordination of Christian Rammel within the RCE Vienna.

Knowledge Alliances are transnational, structured and result-driven projects, notably between higher education and business. Knowledge Alliances are open to any discipline, sector and to cross-sectoral cooperation. The partners share common goals and work together towards mutually beneficial results and outcomes.

The proposed Knowledge Alliance (KA) jointly accepts the need of new ways of teaching and learning as well as a strong cooperation between higher education and business to enhance a sustainable socio-economic development in general and new forms of sustainable driven enterprises in particular.

The KA aims at changing the EU landscape of HEIs towards a stronger accentuation on new inter- and transdisciplinary ways of teaching and learning as well as sustainable entrepreneurial education, increasing university-business cooperation, new university spin-offs or relate start ups in the area of a ┬┐green economy┬┐ and a subsequent change in the curricula of European HEIs.

This shall be achieved through the framework and basic elements of a new Joint Master Programme on Sustainability Driven Entrepreneurship, Policies and Innovation for European universities. The framework is based on four educational modules focusing on: 1) Sustainable socio-economic development 2) Sustainability driven enterprises 3) Eco innovations and environmental management and 4) Environmental policies and networks. Each module could also be used as "stand-alone" to offer universities substantial support and guidance.


Research report, expert opinion

2016 Biberhofer, Petra and Bockwoldt, Lisa. 2016. Joint CASE Report on Content and Methods for the Joint Master Program on Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship. Austria and Germany:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)