Last updated: August 5, 2020

RCE Graz-Styria

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
August, 2007
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

The RCE Graz-Styria is a centre at the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences of the University of Graz. Being centred in the second biggest city of Austria, its projects reach from local initiatives within the city to activities at the regional level in the province of Styria. The interdisciplinary team is also involved in international (EU) projects. All projects share a transdisciplinary approach involving several partners to bring university and society closer together.

Goals and Objectives:

The mission of the RCE Graz-Styria is to promote sustainable development by research, training and mutual knowledge creation between science and society.

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University of Graz

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Department of Geography and Regional Sciences (University of Graz)
Type of organisation: University department

Name of organisation: oikos Graz
Type of organisation: International student association for Sustainable Economics and Management

Name of organisation: SEKEM Association
Type of organisation: NGO

Name of organisation: COPERNICUS Alliance
Type of organisation: European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Current Activities:
  • SmarterLabs - a three-years project funded by the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, dedicated to Living Labs and participatory city development.
  • University lectures at University of Graz
  • Scientific publications
  • Awareness raising and networking events 
Upcoming Activities:

In the last years the RCE Graz-Styria successfully completed the following projects (selection):

  • URB @ Exp - Towards new forms of urban governance and city development: learning from urban experiments with living labs & city labs
    ConSus - Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations
  • UE4SD - University Educators for Sustainable Development
  • OPEDUCA - Developing OPen EDUCAtional regions for future-oriented learning and teaching Anytime, Anyplace, with Anybody, through Any device
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Prof. Anke Strüver
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Andreas Exner
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
General RCE email:
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