The oikos Winterschool 2023 is about exploring ways into empowered and impactful action for a sustainable society. We enrich our understanding of the larger picture and ask: What is my role in that story? What is my work? Throughout the conference we will focus on skills that matter in a complex world – which are relevant to our personal work.



Our 5-days conference will be a mix of lectures, workshops and open spaces for reflection and consolidation. We will be a small team of students and learn from pioneers of change and cutting edge researchers. Moreover workshops, space for personal reflection and conversation will provide us with the framework to learn from each other.



A couchsurfing system will make sure that you will be hosted in one of the shared flats of students from Witten/Herdecke University and throughout the week our wonderful caterers will make sure you never go hungry.

Activities to grow together

The Winter School thrives on the fact that we not only discuss and learn with each other, but also socialise with each other, meet new people and have fun. We want to make the Winter School interactive and still keep it a way that everyone feels comfortable. You can find out more about our values and how we imagine the Winter School apart from our intellectual programme here.

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Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58455 Witten