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Findler, Florian; Schönherr, Norma; Lozano, Rodrigo; Reider, Daniela; Martinuzzi, André – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the perspective from what HEIs do in pursuit of SD to how these activities impact society, the environment and the economy. Design/methodology/approach: The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Colleges, Universities
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Jia, Qian; Wang, Ying; Fengting, Li – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the establishment and development of a minor program in Sustainable Development in Tongji University, China, and how it contributes to embedding sustainable development into higher education system as an alternative platform for researchers and students to involve in a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Albareda-Tiana, Silvia; Vidal-Raméntol, Salvador; Fernández-Morilla, Mónica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to explore the principles and practices of sustainable development (SD) in the university curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: To explore the principles linked with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the learning and teaching practices in sustainability at the International University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Sustainable Development, Universities
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Kiravu, Cheddi; Diaz-Maurin, François; Giampietro, Mario; Brent, Alan C.; Bukkens, Sandra G.F.; Chiguvare, Zivayi; Gasennelwe-Jeffrey, Mandu A.; Gope, Gideon; Kovacic, Zora; Magole, Lapologang; Musango, Josephine Kaviti; Ruiz-Rivas Hernando, Ulpiano; Smit, Suzanne; Vázquez Barquero, Antonio; Yunta Mezquita, Felipe – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to present a new master's programme for promoting energy access and energy efficiency in Southern Africa. Design/methodology/approach: A transdisciplinary approach called "participatory integrated assessment of energy systems" (PARTICIPIA) was used for the development of the curriculum. This approach is based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Energy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Roure, Bastien; Anand, Chirjiv; Bisaillon, Véronique; Amor, Ben – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a consistent and systematic integration framework of sustainable development (SD) in a civil engineering (CE) curriculum, given the connection between the two. Curriculum integration is a challenging project and requires the development of certain protocols to ensure success.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Civil Engineering, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Avissar, Ilana; Alkaher, Iris; Gan, Dafna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Distributed leadership has been reported in the literature as an effective management approach for educational organizations such as institutions of higher education. This study aims to investigate the role of distributed leadership in the promotion of sustainability in an Israeli college of teacher education. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure
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Ferrero-Ferrero, Idoya; Fernández-Izquierdo, María Ángeles; Muñoz-Torres, María Jesús; Bellés-Colomer, Lucía – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of stakeholder engagement in the context of sustainability reporting (SR) for higher education institutions (HEIs), together with the materiality principle and stakeholder expectations. Design/methodology/approach: This research uses an exploratory approach based on content…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Stakeholders, Content Analysis
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Scholtz, Brenda; Calitz, Andre; Haupt, Ross – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) face a number of challenges in effectively managing and reporting on sustainability information, such as siloes of data and a limited distribution of information. Business intelligence (BI) can assist in addressing the challenges faced by organisations. The purpose of this study was to propose a BI…
Descriptors: Business, Intelligence, Higher Education, Information Management
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Fiselier, Evelien S.; Longhurst, James W. S.; Gough, Georgina K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider the position of education for sustainable development in the UK Higher Education (HE) sector with respect to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and Higher Education Academy (HEA) Guidance for education for sustainable development (ESD). Design/methodology/approach: By means of a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Quality Assurance
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Udas, Erica; Wölk, Monique; Wilmking, Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Nowadays, several higher education institutions around the world are integrating sustainability topics into their daily operations, functionality and education systems. This paper presents a case study from a pilot project implemented by the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (hereafter, Greifswald University), Germany on its way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Pilot Projects
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Rinaldi, Chiara; Cavicchi, Alessio; Spigarelli, Francesca; Lacchè, Luigi; Rubens, Arthur – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The paper analyses the emerging role of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) universities in contemporary society via third- and fourth-mission activities. In particular, the paper investigates the potential contributions that SSH universities can offer in developing and enhancing capacities, supporting the changing conception of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Universities, Social Sciences, Humanities
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McWhirter, Nathan Daniel; Shealy, Tripp – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to introduce a case-based module teaching sustainable engineering, linking the Envision rating system with behavioral decision science. Three complete modules are publicly available in a repository for any instructor to adapt, use and review. Design/methodology/approach: A case study was written about the Tucannon River…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Olweny, Mark – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims seeks to reflect on the transition of a school of architecture to incorporate sustainability principles as a core part of its undergraduate (Part I) programme. The paper offers a brief overview of the processes undertaken and outcomes of this to an integrated problem-based learning approach and with sustainability at its…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Architectural Education
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Ueda, Edilson Shindi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the first experiences (activities, attitudes and inclinations) of an undergraduate student team with eco-design activities. Design/methodology/approach: Undergraduate students of an industrial design course were invited to participate in the design project. The activities of students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Design, Ecology
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Velasco, Alexandra; Valencia, Melanie; Morrow, Samantha; Ochoa-Herrera, Valeria – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, USFQ, completed an assessment study to understand its performance in sustainability in 2012. This study aims to recognize the limitations of applying a North American rating system considering relevant criteria to a South American university and to emphasize the importance and lack of benchmarks…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Criteria, Universities
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