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Fedi, Angela; La Barbera, Francesco; De Jong, Annabelle; Rollero, Chiara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The market of bottled water is one of the largest in the world. Paradoxically, the consumption of water in plastic bottles is highest in countries rich in the potable tap water of excellent quality. This paper aims to gain a better understanding of the factors that foster or hinder the intention to use refillable water bottles by…
Descriptors: Intention, Adoption (Ideas), Conservation (Environment), Water
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Migliorini, Paola; Wezel, Alexander; Veromann, Eve; Strassner, Carola; Srednicka-Tober, Dominika; Kahl, Johannes; Bügel, Susanne; Briz, Teresa; Kazimierczak, Renata; Brives, Hélène; Ploeger, Angelika; Gilles, Ute; Lüder, Vanessa; Schleicher-Deis, Olesa; Rastorgueva, Natalia; Tuccillo, Fabio; Talgre, Liina; Kaart, Tanel; Ismael, Diana; Rembialkowska, Ewa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: To clarify needs and requests of the young generation to the contemporary and future education on food systems, this paper aims to examine the following issues: students' background knowledge, students' behaviour as consumers and food citizenship, most interesting topics of SFS for students and students' preferences and expectations in…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Expectation, Sustainable Development, Food
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Thomas, Timothy G. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to present the case of a semester-long study-abroad education class in Italy. This course explored place-based methods that classroom teachers (K-12) might use to connect students' outdoor surroundings to extend the lessons they learn in school about environmental sustainability. The experience of the university instructor…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Course Descriptions, Place Based Education, College Faculty
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Lange Salvia, Amanda; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Leal Filho, Walter; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the different roles universities can perform to contribute to sustainable development, it is through teaching and outreach that they might be able to connect to the academic and local communities the most. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which energy sustainability is being considered in campus…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Outreach Programs, College Instruction
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Di Maria, Eleonora; De Marchi, Valentina; Spraul, Katharina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the characteristics and performance of university-industry (U-I) collaboration for knowledge transfer in relation to environmental sustainability, considering for both parties of the collaborations. Design/methodology/approach: The study is explorative in nature, based on an original data set of more than 350…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Business Relationship, Industry, Foreign Countries
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Paletta, Angelo; Bonoli, Alessandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Starting from the experience of the University of Bologna, this paper provides an innovative framework to analyse how universities are rethinking courses and curricula, teaching, research programmes, campus operation and partnership to address the Agenda 2030. Design/methodology/approach: The paper proposes a methodological approach to…
Descriptors: Governance, Strategic Planning, Student Mobility, International Cooperation
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Genta, Chiara; Favaro, Silvia; Sonetti, Giulia; Barioglio, Caterina; Lombardi, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report strategies towards a green campus project at Politecnico di Torino University, a 33,000-students Italian higher education institution (HEI), and estimate the avoided ecological footprint (EF) of different scenarios accounted for open spaces. Design/methodology/approach: A consumption-based study has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), College Environment, Energy Conservation
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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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Cattaneo, Mattia; Malighetti, Paolo; Morlotti, Chiara; Paleari, Stefano – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to explore the propensity of university students to use different sustainable transport modes, taking into account individual and specific trip characteristics, as well as students' psychological traits (i.e. attitudes). Design/methodology/approach: Using the transport mode preferences of 827 students who responded to a…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Transportation, Conservation (Environment)
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Agostino, Deborah; Dal Molin, Martina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the coherence between sustainability conceptualization (the "what") and its implementation (the "how") in terms of implemented actions and stakeholders' interactions. The paper proposes a grid approach for the simultaneous evaluation of sustainability conceptualization and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Case Studies, Program Implementation, Universities
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Vagnoni, Emidia; Cavicchi, Caterina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the current status of the implementation of sustainability practices in the context of Italian public universities, highlighting the strengths and gaps. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a qualitative approach, an exploratory study design has been outlined using the model of Glavic and Lukman (2007) focusing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Universities, Program Implementation
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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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Kuhtz, Silvana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate issues and concerns associated with sustainable development SD in Italy for different stakeholders, with a focus on the role of education. Cognitive maps for 49 individuals living in Italy have been developed and their differences analyzed and discussed with the aim of designing a seminar to…
Descriptors: Seminars, Role of Education, Ecology, Cognitive Mapping
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Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…
Descriptors: Innovation, Internet, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Menoni, Scira – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how long term risk prevention and civil protection may enter in university programs for environmental engineers and urban and regional planners. Design/methodology/approach: First the distinction between long term risk prevention and emergency preparedness is made, showing that while the first has…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Prevention, Emergency Programs, Foreign Countries