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Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela Maria; Ossmann, Stefan F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions are regarded as forerunners and pioneers of sustainability. However, it is to question whether they actually fulfill their role model function. This paper aims to reveal whether selected universities in Australia and Austria meet the reporting expectations about their activities on sustainability in very…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Annual Reports, Universities
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Lozano, Rodrigo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and assess the state of sustainability reporting in universities. Design/methodology/approach: Analysis of the performance level of 12 universities sustainability reports using the Graphical Assessment of Sustainability in Universities tool. Findings: The results show that sustainability reporting in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Reports
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Savelyeva, Tamara; McKenna, James R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to build a detailed description of the Global Seminar (GS) curricula model by exploring its on-the-ground participatory practices in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Within a qualitative research design framework, the authors interviewed 20 faculty members from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Mader, Clemens; Zimmermann, Friedrich M.; Steiner, Gerald; Risopoulos, Filippina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present how the Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) Graz-Styria as well as RCEs as instruments can contribute to regional development. The RCE Graz-Styria is representing a case study of Central European RCEs. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the development process of RCE Graz-Styria.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Strategies, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Buchan, Graeme D.; Spellerberg, Ian F.; Blum, Winfried E. H. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: To describe the development and structure of a new Master's-level subject entitled "Aspects of sustainability: an international perspective" as a potential model, adoptable by other tertiary-level educators. Design/methodology/approach: This paper describes the evolution and re-shaping of a subject designed for postgraduate…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Educational Innovation
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Muhar, Andreas; Vilsmaier, Ulli; Glanzer, Michaela; Freyer, Bernhard – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe experiences with the initiation of transdisciplinarity in academic case study teaching with special reference to regional planning, based on the case study "Leben 2014 (Life 2014)--perspectives for regional development in the national park region Ober-pinz-gau, Salzburg".…
Descriptors: Regional Planning, Cooperation, Parks, Foreign Countries
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Posch, Alfred; Steiner, Gerald – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to point out the necessity of implementing more appropriate approaches instead of the traditional single disciplinary approaches, in order to be able to cope with the ill-defined, highly complex problem of sustainable development in systems such as organizations or regions. Design/methodology/approach: Based…
Descriptors: Innovation, Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Internet