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Galvão, Cecília; Faria, Cláudia; Viegas, Wanda; Branco, Amélia; Goulão, Luís – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to understand if a project work methodology proposed to students, based on an inquiry perspective and dealing with different dimensions of sustainable development, contributed to creating an interdisciplinary solution for a problem on sustainability challenged by food production and consumption, and also to understand if…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Production
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Perbandt, Daniela; Heinelt, Marie-Sophie; Bacelar-Nicolau, Paula; Mapar, Mahsa; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Distance universities are of great importance for establishing sustainability literacy, as they operate as multipliers for thousands of students. However, despite several advantages of e-learning environments compared to traditional class-teaching, there are still challenges regarding suitable e-learning tools and didactical models. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Aleixo, Ana Marta; Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.; Leal, Susana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The study aims to examine the vertical integration of the sustainable development goals (SGDs) in Portuguese public higher education institutions, namely, at the level of undergraduate and master's degrees, and the extent to which Portuguese higher education institutions (HEI) are preparing for the United Nations' call to promote SDGs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Delgado, Catarina; Venkatesh, Mani; Castelo Branco, Manuel; Silva, Tânia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to address the topic of ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) orientation of students enrolled in schools of economics and management master's degrees. It examines the effect of educational background and gender on Portuguese students' orientation towards ERS, as well as the extent to which there is a relation…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Economics Education, Business Administration Education
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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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Borges, Francisco; Benayas, Javier – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the scientific production in Portuguese universities in environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). It takes doctoral theses presented in public universities as reference, assuming that, in Higher Education, the production of doctoral theses is a key beacon of the scientific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Doctoral Dissertations
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Leal Filho, Walter; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Becker, Deisi; Skanavis, Constantina; Kounani, Aristea; Sardi, Chrysoula; Papaioannidou, Dimitra; Paço, Arminda; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; de Sousa, Luiza Olim; Raath, Schalk; Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Shiel, Christine; Vargas, Valeria; Trencher, Gregory; Marans, Robert W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: There is a widely held belief that sustainable development (SD) policies are essential for universities to successfully engage in matters related to sustainability, and are an indicator of the extent to which they are active in this field. This paper aims to examine the evidence which currently exists to support this assumption. It…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Universities, School Policy
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Aleixo, Ana Marta; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; Leal, Susana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this work is to analyze the current state of implementation of sustainability development (SD) in Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was developed to measure the level of implementation of SD practices in HEIs as well as the number of rankings, certifications and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Sustainability, Questionnaires
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Farinha, Carla Sofia; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to determine, from key actors' perspective, how sustainability has been integrated into the policies and strategies of higher education institutions (HEIs), particularly Portuguese public universities, within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) 2005-2014.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Universities
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Fonseca, Paula; Moura, Pedro; Jorge, Humberto; de Almeida, Aníbal – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to design a renovation plan for a university campus building (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) with the aim to achieve nearly zero energy performance, ensuring a low specific demand (lower than 44 kWh/m[superscript 2]) and a high level of on-site renewable generation (equivalent to more than…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Energy Conservation, Engineering Education, Audits (Verification)
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Pardellas Santiago, Miguel; Meira Cartea, Pablo; Iglesias da Cunha, Lucía – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper deals with the experiences of three European universities that have implemented transition initiatives, using the Transition Network's methodology to promote their sustainability plans. The Transition Communities' model for change is presented from a socio-educational perspective as an effective methodology for encouraging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Sustainability, Educational Environment
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Cruz, Luís; Barata, Eduardo; Ferreira, João-Pedro; Freire, Fausto – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the potential contribution of integrated traffic and parking management strategies to ensure more rational use of available parking spaces and to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by commuters traveling to the University of Coimbra (UC) main campus. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
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Torres, Ricardo; Vieira, Rui Marques; Rodrigues, Ana V.; Sá, Patrícia; Moreira, Gillian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The research aims to evaluate whether this educational approach is being implemented in a Portuguese public university and looking for explicit references to education for sustainable development (ESD) in the online descriptions of course units (CU). Design/methodology/approach: The research design adopted for this qualitative research…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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Soares, Nelson; Pereira, Luísa Dias; Ferreira, João; Conceição, Pedro; da Silva, Patrícia Pereira – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to propose an energy efficiency plan (with technical and behavioural improvement measures) for a Portuguese higher education building--the Teaching Building of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC). Design/methodology/approach: The study was developed in the context of both the "Green…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Campuses, Foreign Countries
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Bacelar-Nicolau, P.; Caeiro, S.; Martinho, A. P.; Azeiteiro, U. M.; Amador, F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: In recent decades, there has been an increase of public awareness about environmental problems. A simultaneous effort to increase educational course offerings in this area has been made. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the first edition of the blended learning MSc in Environmental Citizenship and Participation that is offered by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Distance Education, Citizen Participation, Learning Modalities