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Orr, Madeleine; McCullough, Brian P.; Pelcher, Jamee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Given greater awareness of environmental issues and the acceleration of climate change, universities are increasingly requiring undergraduate students to complete coursework in environmental issues. Research has shown that environmental courses hosted in science departments can be too challenging for students with no science background.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Transformative Learning, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Roos, Nicolas; Guenther, Edeltraud – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: As social institutions, higher education institutions (HEIs) play a key role in the distribution of knowledge and skills for sustainable development and societal structures. To fulfill this task, the institutionalization of sustainability within the organization's structures is essential. The purpose of this paper is to provide an…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Management Systems, College Administration
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Son-Turan, Semen; Lambrechts, Wim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explain the extent and content of the sustainability disclosure of public and foundation (private but not-for-profit) universities in Turkey. Design/methodology/approach: Subsequent to a systematic literature review of six academic databases and the National Thesis Center, a content analysis using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Disclosure
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Strachan, Scott Munro; Marshall, Stephen; Murray, Paul; Coyle, Edward J.; Sonnenberg-Klein, Julia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to share the University of Strathclyde's experience of embedding research-based education for sustainable development (RBESD) within its undergraduate curricula through the use of an innovative pedagogy called Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP), originated at Georgia Institute of Technology. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development, Program Descriptions
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Plesniarska, Aleksandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the most important initiatives and the strategic framework of the European Union (EU) supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This paper also presents an overview of the progress towards the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (quality education) mainly in tertiary and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Laws, Strategic Planning, Educational Quality
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Rebelatto, Bianca Gasparetto; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Reginatto, Giovana; Daneli, Rangel Casanova; Brandli, Luciana Londero – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse recent actions of energy efficiency implemented by University of Passo Fundo, a higher education institution located in the south of Brazil, and their contributions to Goal 7. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on collected energy data and information of energy efficiency actions…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Colleges
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Arruda Filho, Norman de Paula; Beuter, Barbara Przybylowicz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to assess how transculturality can potentiate projects developed between UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatories' institutions by emphasizing on the advantages for teams with people from different nationalities. Besides, it addresses a well-discussed topic among the signatory schools of PRME…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Cultural Differences, International Cooperation, Interaction
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Kräusche, Kerstin; Pilz, Stefanie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the development of an integrated sustainability reporting. In this paper success criteria are named and empirical values when dealingwith specific challenges are formulated. The focus is on the development of criteria for reporting, the involvement of university members and quality assurance.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Activities, Quality Assurance, Research Reports
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Huber, Sandra; Bassen, Alexander – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: So far, sustainability reporting in higher education is in a very early stage--partly, because of the lack of an established and widely recognized sustainability reporting framework for higher education institutions (HEIs). Therefore, a modification of the sustainability code for the use in the higher education context was recently…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Guidelines, Accountability, Benchmarking
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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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Maruna, Marija; Milovanovic Rodic, Danijela; Colic, Ratka – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The paper aims to present a pedagogical model tailored to the development of key competences in the urban planning profession in post-socialist transitional countries that is based on the creation of an integrated platform for dialogue and the development of professional competences as part of the process, whereby students produce their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Mentors
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Alghamdi, Naif; den Heijer, Alexandra; de Jonge, Hans – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse 12 assessment tools of sustainability in universities and develop the structure and the contents of these tools to be more intelligible. The configuration of the tools reviewed highlight indicators that clearly communicate only the essential information. This paper explores how the theoretical…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainability, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Gusc, Joanna; van Veen-Dirks, Paula – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Sustainability is one of the newer topics in the accounting courses taught in university teaching programs. The active learning assignment as described in this paper was developed for use in an accounting course in an undergraduate program. The aim was to enhance teaching about sustainability within such a course. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Sustainability, Active Learning
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Avery, Helen; Nordén, Birgitta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The paper aims to provide a conceptual map of how to mediate between sustainability theory and practice in higher education and how disciplinary divides can be bridged. It further looks at issues linked to knowledge views and drivers for institutional change that affect opportunities for whole institution development promoting action…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Sustainability
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Weisser, Christian R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the diverse definitions of sustainability in higher education, focusing on the rhetorical uses of the term among various institutions within the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Design/methodology/approach: The paper begins with an overview of the term…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Rhetorical Criticism, Models
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