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St. Gallen, Switzerland 

St. Gallen University
St. Gallen University and 40 local chapters at universities worldwide


To transform management and economics education and research to ensure the development of engaged responsible citizens who create a sustainable world.

Main Activities 

Oikos members aim to be provocative, influential, enterprising and collaborative. Our action-learning student projects (e.g. oikos Model WTO, oikos Winterschool) strenghten entrepreneurial student leaders. Our academic projects include the international oikos PhD Fellowship Program, the oikos Global Case Writing Competition (with tracks in Corporate Sustainabilty and Social Entrepreneurship) and a series of five annual international Young Scholars Academies on Entrepreneurship, Development and Inclusive Markets, Finance, Organizational Theory and Economics. We partner with other organizations (e.g. ANDE, Ashoka, caseplace.org, CEMS, UN PRI, UNDP GIM, The Hub, WTO) in different disciplines and provide co-learning platforms for worldclass faculty, aspiring emerging researchers, thought leaders in business and policy as well as management students across the globe.

Organizational Structure

oikos is an international, student-driven organization for sustainable economics and management. Currently oikos has more than 1000 students members in 40 chapters around the world. They are supported by a global community of oikos alumni, advisors, faculty and partners, as well as an international team based in Switzerland. The oikos programs are financed by corporate partners, foundations and fees.


Adriana Troxler
Program Manager