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With our research projects we want to enable conscious socio-ecological changes. We are concerned with processes of social transformation. By this we understand a qualitative change of systems and structures. Socio-ecological transformations include action, thinking and emotional understanding. To this end, we conduct transdisciplinary sustainability research at regional, national and international level. We work closely with partners in practice, civil society, administration and politics. We create knowledge about processes regarding social action. This way we promote and facilitate transformative changes.

We understand science as an activity: as direct intervention in practice and indirect support for practice by generating transformational knowledge. With our action research we use different social science methods to stimulate processes of change. Thus, we explore values, reflect on subjective perceptions, analyse structures and plan future courses of action together with actors from practice. This leads to new questions and areas of application. Thereby, we engage in different ways of collective learning and influence change.


Ongoing projects

Finished projects

  • SmarterLabs
    Improving Anticipation and Social Inclusion in Living Labs for Smart City Governance
    Duration: 03/2016 - 03/2019
  • URB@Exp
    Towards new forms of urban governance and city development: learning from urban experiments with living labs & city labs
    Duration: 09/2014 - 08/2017
  • ConSus
    Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations
    Duration: 12/2013 - 11/2016
  • UE4SD
    University Educators for Sustainable Development
    Duration: 10/2013 - 10/2016
    Developing OPen EDUCAtional regions for future-oriented learning and teaching Anytime, Anyplace, with Anybody, through Any device
    Duration: 10/2013 - 05/2016
  • Facebook
    Monitoring von Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation unter Einbeziehung der Case Studies „OpenScience4Sustainability“ und „Facebook“
    Duration: 02/2014 - 01/2015
  • Scaling Sustainability
    Scaling Sustainability in Regional and Global Contexts - the Role of Higher Education
    Duration: 10/2013 - 04/2014
    Strategic Management Games - Innovative method for business education
    Duration: 01/2012 - 01/2014
  • Naturpark-Biowein-Qualität-Südsteiermark
    Creating a brand in a region
    Duration: 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • EduCamp
    Education for Sustainable Development beyond the Campus
    Duration: 10/2010 - 10/2013
    Educational Material for Sustainability
    Duration: 01/2012 - 06/2013
    ICT-enabled Education for Sustainable Development
    Duration: 10/2010 - 10/2012
  • E-Mobility
    E-Mobility in Styria
    Duration: 01/2011 - 09/2011
  • 3-LENSUS
    Lifelong Learning Network for Sustainable Development
    Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2010
  • VCSE
    Virtual Campus for a Sustainable Europe
    Duration: 02/2007 - 01/2009
  • Sustainability Trail
    Duration: 09/2007 - 04/2008


RCE Graz-Styria – Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation
Heinrichstrasse 18, 3rd floor 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5138


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