The established PRME DACH Chapter, consisting of PRME signatories in German-speaking countries (Germany-Austria-Switzerland), was officially launched at the Conference on Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, at MCI Management Center Innsbruck in February 2014, after two years of preparation.
Currently, more than 60 higher education institutions are part of the DACH Chapter, and many of them play an active role in the network.
The DACH Chapter is highly committed to provide PRME regional signatories with a forum to advance the Principles for Responsible Management Education, discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, as well as share and develop good practice and innovative approaches in Responsible Management Education (major key objective of the PRME Regional DACH Chapter). The PRME principles are at the core of the work of the PRME Chapter DACH, while the chapter is also shifting its focus to integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in research, teaching and outreach activities of its members and of the Chapter as a collective.
PRME Chapter DACH signatories strive to create an engaging and secure space for exchange and collaboration, foster trust and connection with each other, actively engage in debate, are committed to joint progress as well as to innovation, new and critical thinking, disruptive processes and toward fostering sustainability learning and processes as a whole.
The mission of the Chapter is to provide thought and action leadership on the future of corporations and of responsible management education in the context of the UN sustainable development agenda.
Based on our Mission, the PRME Chapter DACH
works collaboratively to achieve higher levels of performance in five key areas: curricula, research, educational frameworks, sustainability-based partnerships and thought leadership
serves the broader PRME community through active engagement with existing local and regional Chapters, and other global opportunities, as well as the wider institutional context of the PRME initiative
makes significant contributions in support of broader UN goals and issues, in particular, helping to realise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Chapter DACH activities include:
Responsible Management Education Research Conference (RMERC)
This year's 9th Responsible Management Education Research Conference (RMERC) takes place from 27-29 September in Innsbruck, Austria. It is hosted by MCI | The Entrepreneurial School and organised in collaboration withthe PRME Chapter DACH, PRME Working Group on Anti-Poverty, and the University of Applied Sciences of the Grison (Switzerland).
Supporting and advancing Teaching for Responsible Management Education and Sustainable Development
Through dedicated projects such as the SDG Teaching Materials
Through creating shared spaces for exchange and discussion of RME teaching and learning resources and strategies such as the
Through offering joint opportunities for teacher development and learning
PRME Plattform - SDGs in der Lehre
Supporting and encouraging Student initiatives
Through collaboration with student associations and initiatives
Through co-designing and organising student events and activities
Through supporting and advancing student engagement
PRME Chapter DACH International Video Contest "Student Voices on Responsible Management Education"
Facilitating and driving Engagement and Collaboration with local and global partners, networks and stakeholders
Within the Chapter through regular meetings and joint events
With local and regional partner organisations through joint initiatives and collaboration
With global PRME partners through participation in governance, working groups, and cross-chapter events
PRME Chapter DACH Meeting in Innsbruck, February 2019
Driving and sharing Research in Responsible Management Education and Sustainable Development
Through the organisation of the Responsible Management Education Research Conference
Through jointly conducting research projects in defined areas such as Competencies for Responsible Managers
Through engaging in applied research on responsible management education and sharing findings
7th RME Research Virtual Conference, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons 2020