Details for Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences (engaged by ZWIRN - Center for Scientific Interdisciplinary Risk and Sustainability Management)

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive

Institution is part of

Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences


Wolfenbuttel, Lower Saxony, Germany


Sign Up Date to PRME

26 Feb 2018

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

Not Available

Letter of ​Commitment (2018)

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Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The ZWIRN research center aims to promote research, development and education in the fields of risk and sustainability management for companies as well as other institutions based on an interdisciplinary approach. Typical for academic research centers in Germany, ZWIRN also combines teaching and research activities.
We are currently setting up a comprehensive educational program combining risk and sustainability management that will start in 2019 covering a range of fields from healthcare to financial services as well as from agriculture to recycling. The educational program comprises the following components:
• Masters degree (MSc for Risk and Sustainability Management) combining legal foundations, risk and sustainability management challenges in various application areas in conjunction with regular workshops and events for students, corporations and public institutions (see annex 2)
• Certificate for Certified International Risk Manager (as part of the above mentioned MSc-program, see also annex 2 of the Letter of Support)
• Certificate for Certified International Sustainability Manager (as part of the above mentioned MSc-program, see also annex 2 of the Letter of Support)
The lectures will be offered as online-course in English language and are accessible to part-time students from Germany, Europe and all other countries around the globe.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

ZWIRN connects 11 out of 12 faculties of the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences (Faculties of Automotive Engineering, Business, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science/IT, Mechanical Engineering, Law, Public Health Care, Social work, Supply Engineering, Trade and Social Work, Transport-Sports-Tourism-Media)and other Universities in Germany, such as TU Brunswick, TU Chemnitz, Munich Business School, University of Karlsruhe and the FOM University, as well as members from other universities, such as the University of Nis, Serbia, the Symbiosis Law School Pune, India, or the Stefano Moshi Memorial University College, Tanzania. Through the cooperation of engineering, social science and humanities, ZWIRN is interdisciplinarily broadly positioned making it a large center for risk and sustainability management in Germany.
So far we had two regular Workshops and we have published conference proceedings with 27 articles in 2017
We are furthermore very open to other collaborations, universities, companies and individual researchers.

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