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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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Hilty, Lorenz M.; Huber, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Sustainable development (SD) does not usually form part of the curriculum of ICT-related study programs such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, and Informatics. However, many topics form a bridge between SD and ICT and could potentially be integrated into ICT-related study programs. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Environmental Education, Computer Science Education, Information Science Education
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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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McCoy, Kimberly; Oliver, Justin J.; Borden, D. Scott; Cohn, Scott I. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to test a nudge, or intervention, designed through behavioral insights at a university campus to discover cost-effective means for increasing recycling participation and methods for estimating waste removal cost savings. Design/methodology/approach: A series of studies were conducted demonstrating the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Wastes, Recycling, State Universities, Intervention
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Schweizer, Angélick; Miserez, Sébastien; del Rio Carral, Maria; Santiago-Delefosse, Marie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to deepen the authors' understanding of higher education students' perceptions about sustainability issues by focusing on their motivations to adopt (or not to adopt) sustainable practices in their lives. It mobilized the notion of "health" and the potential impacts of climate change on health.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Intention, Behavior Change
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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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Tang, Kuok Ho Daniel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the impacts of a sustainable development course on the beliefs, attitudes and intentions of a cohort of engineering students in a university in Miri, Malaysia, towards sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaire survey was conducted among the cohort of students encompassing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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Jarchow, Meghann E.; Formisano, Paul; Nordyke, Shane; Sayre, Matthew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the student learning outcomes (SLOs) for a sustainability major, evaluate faculty incorporation of the SLOs into the courses in the sustainability major curriculum and measure student performance on the SLOs from entry into the major to the senior capstone course. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Course Descriptions, Introductory Courses, Advisory Committees
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Al-Naqbi, Ali Khalfan; Alshannag, Qasim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to investigate United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward education for sustainable development (ESD) and the environment. Several independent variables (i.e. students' gender, nationality, college, academic level and grade point average [GPA]) were also considered.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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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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Gallego-Schmid, Alejandro; Schmidt Rivera, Ximena C.; Stamford, Laurence – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The implementation of life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprinting represents an important professional and research opportunity for chemical engineers, but this is not broadly reflected in chemical engineering curricula worldwide. This paper aims to present the implementation of a coursework that is easy to apply, free of cost,…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, Employment Potential, Computer Software
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Vemury, Chandra Mouli; Heidrich, Oliver; Thorpe, Neil; Crosbie, Tracey – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present pedagogical approaches developed and implemented to deliver sustainable design education (SDE) to second-year undergraduate students on civil engineering programmes in the (then) School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University. In doing so, the work presented offers an example of…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Sustainability, Design, Engineering Education
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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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Allen, Summer; Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This research contributes to the literature on workplace energy conservation by examining the predictors of individual employee behaviors and policy support in a university. The purpose of this research is to better understand what factors influence energy conservation behaviors in this setting to inform programs and interventions.…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Energy Conservation, Universities, Self Efficacy
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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight both the need for measurement of graduate capabilities post-degree completion and the challenges posed by such a task. Higher education institutions provide an important site of learning that can equip future professionals with capabilities to manage and respond to complex sustainability…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Sustainability
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