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About us

History

The Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability (CRCS) was formed in October 2014 by members of the Responsible Citizenship Research Group (RCRG) within the School of Business and Governance. The Centre builds on the foundations of the former Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy (ISTP) and the Institute for Social Sustainability (ISS) as its successor. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary hub for teaching and research in the areas of business, politics, security studies and sustainability, reflective of the broad disciplinary variety within the School of Business and Governance. Centre staff engage in theoretical and empirical research, endeavouring to shape new thinking and practice on key aspects of responsible citizenship and sustainability – responsible management; responsible governance; ecological citizenship; security; human rights and social justice as well as aid and development and to engage in scholarship on teaching and learning in these areas.

Mission

Central to the mission of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability is the creation of a platform for collaborative work across different discipline areas from within the School of Business and Governance, across all schools within Murdoch University and institutions outside the university. The Centre aims at bringing together researchers, scholars and practitioners from public, non-profit and private sector organisations, helping advance teaching and research in areas at the heart of key global challenges and that are relevant to future university graduates and society at large.

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The Centre seeks to contribute, by way of advancing the critical and increasingly complex research agendas in business and governance, to the strategic goals of the School of Business and Governance and those of Murdoch University. The value-based nature of the work at the Centre is well aligned with the commitments made by the School of Business and Governance under the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRiME), which require a strong nexus between business and ethics. The Centre’s research agenda also corresponds with Murdoch University’s research priority areas, targeting sustainability, well-being and security. Thus, CRCS is well positioned to support the university in its ambition to be an outward-facing and socially relevant institution that engages with the communities it wishes to serve.