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The Centre

The RCE Graz-Styria (Regional Centre of Expertise) is the centre for sustainable social transformation at the University of Graz. We focus on transdisciplinary research projects and innovative educational opportunities to find practical answers to ecological and social challenges in the region.

At the RCE Graz-Styria we work as an interdisciplinary team and as part of a large network of partners from science and practice. Through the transdisciplinary concept of research and education in the field of sustainability, we respond to current challenges in different areas of society. In addition, we contribute to innovative further development of transformation research and transformative education in scientific discourse. The results we produce make a valuable contribution to social and scientific practice. They provide solutions for acute environmental changes.


Concrete RCE fields of action are socio-ecological transformation in general and sustainable housing, urban green space, sustainable mobility and solidarity-based economic activity in particular.
> Fields of action

The RCE Graz-Styria was founded in 2007 as part of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and was one of the first 20 RCEs to be certified by the United Nations University. The RCE was founded as a spin-off of the Department of Geography and Regional Science at the University of Graz and became a centre at the Faculty of Environmental, and Regional Sciences and Educational Sciences in 2009. It is part of the international RCE network with 175 centres worldwide. 
> RCE Network

The RCE team is interdisciplinary and combines scientific expertise with concrete practical knowledge.
> Team



RCE Graz-Styria – Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation
Heinrichstrasse 18, 3rd floor 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 8895


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