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UniNEtZ- Policy Statement

In the second project phase, the main focus of UniNEtZ is on making contributions to the transformation of society toward sustainability. In order for universities to credibly live up to this claim of being pathfinders of societal transformation, they must first undergo a transformation process themselves.


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UniNEtZ Options Report:

150 options for sustainable development in Austria from the perspective of UniNEtZ


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UniNEtZ Reflection on the Ukraine Crisis:

No sustainable development without peace, no peace without sustainable development

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Working together for a sustainable future

In the project UniNEtZ, scientists and artists from 18 partner institutions have joined together to present options on how the UN Sustainable Development Goals may be implemented.



Seminar: Trends on Reductions of Emissions Through Universities' Operations - HAW (virtuell)

  • Location: online
  • Date: 10.03.2023; 9 – 17

The Seminar is part of the "Universities and Climate Change Initiative", a worldwide effort led by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, to combine the knowledge and know-how of universities, in order to tackle the many challenges posed by climate change. The Seminar will serve the purpuse of discussing how the emissions related to universities' operations may be reduced, and may pave the way for other initiatives. More information may be found here.


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Michael Wörndle, Silvia Jordan, Albrecht Becker

Reflexion 2023 SDG 3

In recent decades, quality management in general and the measurement of quality in particular have become increasingly important. Quality management in today's sense originated in the manufacturing industry in the 20th century and it has since spread to numerous sectors and professions (Timmermans & Angel, 2001; Timmermans & Berg, 2003). The health care sector, among many other (public) sectors, represents a key example where the importance and measurement of quality seems to become increasingly important (see also Power, 1997, 2000, 2021, 2022). Quality measurement in health care has become a central issue for many different actors, such as governments, providers, researchers, and patients, which is expressed in numerous reforms in various health care systems (see also Jordan et al., 2020; Wörndle, 2022).


Forum Focus Research

  • Location: Zentrum Fokus Forschung, Vienna
  • Date: 01.03.2023, 12:00 – 14:00

On March 1, the UniNEtZ-SP III at the Angewandte will host the 1st Forum Focus on Research. The aim is to look at the potentials and challenges of SDG-related and transformation-oriented research along concrete activities in the SDG groups of the UniNEtZ, to discuss them in perspective and thereby to work together on a research-driven mission for the UniNEtZ. Registration is requested (Jens Badura - jens.badura(a)

»It is too late for pessimism. We cannot afford pessimism, because it paralyzes. The point is to work actively to achieve change.«

Helga Kromp-Kolb
UniNEtZ Lenkungsausschuss


Students in UniNEtZ

You are interested in sustainability and would like to work in an academic context for the socio-ecological transformation of Austria and its universities? Then join UniNEtZ!



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The association forum n, which operates throughout Austria, networks students and student initiatives that are committed to sustainability at their universities. It has been involved in UniNEtZ and represents the student perspective. Since 2022, the association has also taken over the sponsorship of the priority area IV. More


Parliamentary Cooperation

In order to advance the transformation of our society, the transdisciplinary dialogue with political actors is central. The cooperation on the 2030 Agenda with the Austrian Parliament, which started in September 2022, offers an effective platform to further advance this dialogue.

These SDGs have already been in parliament: SDG 14SDG 9SDG 16 SDG 5