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Mulder, Karel F.; Segalas, Jordi; Ferrer-Balas, Didac – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the process of changing engineering universities towards sustainable development (SD). It outlines the types of changes needed, both in respect of approaches, visions, philosophies and cultural change, which are crucial for engineering universities which want to implement sustainable development as…
Descriptors: Engineering, Social Environment, Sustainable Development, Engineering Education
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Segalas, Jordi; Mulder, Karel F.; Ferrer-Balas, Didac – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study how experts on teaching sustainability in engineering education contextualize sustainability; also to evaluate the understanding of sustainability by engineering students. The final aim is to evaluate what pedagogy experts believe provides better opportunities for learning about sustainability in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Engineering Education, Research Administration, Engineering
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Ferrer-Balas, Didac – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
In 1996 the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) adopted an Environment Plan which incorporated classical technical education, promoting multidisciplinary environmental research, and improving the environmental performance of university life as a whole. This paper outlines the first environment plan (1996-2001). It discusses its encouraging…
Descriptors: Environmental Research, Technical Education, Environmental Education, Strategic Planning