Networks and memberships

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

IMC Krems joined the United Nations Global Compact network in 2012 and is committed to upholding its Ten Principles. The university plays a part in shaping the network’s activities and focus areas in Austria, and is also represented on the country’s Steering Committee.


The university is in regular contact with participants in the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative from Europe and overseas, as well as with the DACH Chapter and the PRME Secretariat in New York. The aim is to extend and strengthen this collaboration in the next few years.

IMC Krems has been represented on the PRME Steering Committee since the German-speaking chapter was established for institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This enables IMC Krems to influence the chapter’s activities and work closely with the other participating higher education institutions. IMC Krems will also play host to the network’s annual conference in 2016.

Support is likely to be required in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and plans are already in place for the first steps towards their integration at the university.

Membership of the respACT business network

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems became a member of respACT – Austrian business council for sustainable development, Austria’s leading corporate CSR network, in 2012.

Membership of the Bildung durch Verantwortung network of higher education institutions

The Bildung durch Verantwortung network brings together over 30 higher education institutions that aim to enhance the participation of students, lecturers and other university members in civil society. The institutions believe that encouraging and enabling individuals to assume personal and social responsibility is a key component of their educational mission. As a member, IMC Krems is committed to treating involvement in community activities as an integral part of higher education. The network aims to achieve improvements in the quality of academic teaching and the mutual transfer of knowledge between higher education institutions and society, and in turn to make a contribution to promoting social harmony.