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Kudo, Shogo; Omi, Kanako; Florentin, Kevin; Allasiw, Doreen Ingosan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to describe how a sustainability-focused program in higher education can provide training and key experiences for implementing transdisciplinary approaches. The case is a fieldwork-based training course called the Global Field Exercise (GFE) at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo. The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Descriptions
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Liu, Liguang; Gao, Lianhong – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to study the mechanism of how the public universities have funded the campus sustainability projects in China, by identifying key actors and examining the processes. Design/methodology/approach: Besides a review of campus sustainability initiatives at higher education institutions in China, the case of Central University…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainability, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries
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Son-Turan, Semen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a higher education funding and employment system that obviates barriers to sustainable development and helps engrain the notion of sustainability into the institutional framework. Design/methodology/approach: The "Higher Education Sustainability First System" (HESFS) is a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Abed, Sameera; Ackers, Barry – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the transformation disclosures in the publicly available annual reports of South African public universities and to establish the extent to which universities account to their stakeholders about how they have discharged their transformation obligations. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Social Change, Annual Reports, Disclosure, Organizational Change
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Moqbel, Shadi; Abu-Zurayk, Rund; Bozeya, Ayat; Alsisan, Raed; Al Bawab, Abeer – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study sought to assess the process of initiating a sustainable recycling program at the University of Jordan. It illustrates the potentials of recycling, perceived awareness of recycling by the students and staff, as well as challenges to a sustainable waste recycling program. This study aims to identify the barriers and challenges…
Descriptors: Recycling, Universities, Foreign Countries, Sanitation
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Ferguson, Therese; Roofe, Carmel Geneva – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to focus on the role of higher education in the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, discussing both challenges and opportunities. Drawing on the example of The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Education (SOE) (Mona Campus in Jamaica), this paper illustrates how higher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Role of Education
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Singh, Ananda Silva; Segatto, Andréa Paula – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the main challenges faced by two business schools and a higher education institution when implementing education for sustainability (EfS). Also, it seeks to identify facilitating elements that contribute to minimizing or eliminating barriers faced by these institutions when implementing EfS.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Business Schools
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Sekhar, Chandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the barriers to including sustainability in management education institutions (MEIs) in India, and subsequently, to analyze the structure of the causal relationships among the barriers. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory methodology are…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Administrator Education, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries
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Nikolic, Vesna; Vukic, Tamara; Maletaski, Tatjana; Andevski, Milica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine university students' attitudes towards the concept of sustainable development and towards the need for the implementation of education for sustainable development into the higher education system. To that end, the paper explores in a process-oriented focus which drivers and barriers are experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, College Students
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Pauer, Stefan U.; Pilon, Angelique; Badelt, Brad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate sustainability research collaborations between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC), as a case study to better understand how to use city-university partnerships to advance effective urban sustainability policy and practices. The study compiles a basic inventory of partnerships…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Urban Areas
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Sulkowski, Adam J.; Kowalczyk, Wojciech; Ahrendsen, Bruce L.; Kowalski, Robert; Majewski, Edward – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: While progress has been made in the realm of teaching about sustainability to business students, integrating sustainability into experiential learning with a systemic mindset has been identified by leading scholars as an area for improvement. The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot project in which students prepared a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education
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Argento, Daniela; Einarson, Daniel; Mårtensson, Lennart; Persson, Christel; Wendin, Karin; Westergren, Albert – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to unveil how sustainability is integrated into the courses/programmes of higher education institutions. The research question addressed is: how do academics representing different disciplines cooperate and engage in the work of integrating sustainability into their teaching programmes. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Universities, College Faculty
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Berker, Thomas; Woods, Ruth – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relevance and use of the concept "reverse salient" in ambitious infrastructural change. Thomas Hughes, in his seminal study of socio-technical system building, observed that the elimination of "reverse salients", i.e. subsystems that because of their limited performance…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Creativity
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Platje, Joost; Will, Markus; Van Dam, Ynte K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Management education trainers are increasingly called upon to train students to devise interventions for sustainable development in business settings. Due to the dominant reductionist paradigm, these interventions may lead to unwanted side effects. Teaching students about unacknowledged feedback loops in complex systems should prevent…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Intervention, Feedback (Response)
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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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