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ERIC Number: EJ1121170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2255-7547
Processes, Strategies and Practices for Turning the University of Crete into a Sustainable University
Kostoulas-Makrakis, Nelly; Makrakis, Vassilios
Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, v3 n1 p5-22 Jan 2012
In this paper, we look at the University of Crete experience to integrate the concept of sustainable development across all its operations. Through a review of current sustainability practices of universities worldwide, this paper has identified a number of principles for developing a sustainable university. These principles are then used as a framework for analysing the sustainable initiatives being implemented at the University of Crete in the context of the Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS) project--an EU-Tempus initiative. This effort has been backed-up by two research studies, which indicate the urgent need for institutionalising sustainability across all university functions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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