The Principles for Responsible Management Education PRME are part of an initiative of the UN Global Compact Office and were established in 2007. The six principles formulated therein serve as guidelines for the signatory teaching and research institutions, which are involved in the training of future managers. These guidelines help them with the conception, implementation and further development of socially and environmentally responsible qualifications. As the first Swiss public university to do so, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons joined this UN initiative in 2009.
Following a preparatory period of two years and on the joint initiative of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, the PRME Regional Chapter DACH was established in February 2014. Twelve PRME signatories from German-speaking areas answered the call to co-found the PRME community’s first official regional chapter.
After several months of preliminary consultations and cooperation with the PRME secretariat of the UN Global Compact Office in New York, the representatives from University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences officially implemented the 'Signatory Act UN PRME Regional Chapter DACH'.
As one of a total of 32 representatives from 600 universities around the world, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons was added to the PRME Champions Group in 2014 as Switzerland’s sole member. As one of the first universities to do so, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons enthusiastically rose to the challenge of championing training in the area of sustainable development. Its status as a member of the PRME Champions Group is an expression of this endeavour. Through its cooperation with the international PRME community’s most progressive business schools, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons is contributing to driving this unique initiative forward to the next development phase.
The PRME Business Integrity Action Center at UAS Grisons has cross-industry expertise in the areas of business integrity, corruption prevention as well as integrity in the media and social media.