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Veiga Ávila, Lucas; Beuron, Thiago Antonio; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Damke, Luana Inês; Pereira, Rudiney Soares; Klein, Leander Luiz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability has become a global concern to deal with complex and unprecedent survival, social, political and peace issues. Higher education institutions play a key role in this transformation. This paper aims to conduct a comparative analysis by continents of innovation and sustainability barriers in universities. The document also…
Descriptors: Barriers, Innovation, Sustainability, Universities
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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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Nikolic, Vesna; Milutinovic, Slobodan; Nedanovski, Pece; Mrnjaus, Kornelija – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The paper aims to deal with the education for sustainable development (ESD) competences of university educators. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comparative analysis of opportunities for the development of ESD competences in higher education (HE) institutions in Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. In addition, the paper explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Sustainable Development
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Bullock, Graham; Wilder, Nicholas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the comprehensiveness of competing higher education sustainability assessments. Higher education institutions (HEIs) have been increasingly communicating their sustainability commitments to the public. To assist the public in evaluating these claims, a broad range of actors have assessed the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Colleges
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Wu, Yen-Chun Jim; Shen, Ju-Peng – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to provide a complete understanding of academic research into higher education for sustainable development (HESD). Design/methodology/approach: This study utilizes a systematic review of four scientific literature databases to outline topics of research during the UN's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Scientific Research, Comparative Analysis
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Altomonte, Sergio; Logan, Brian; Feisst, Markus; Rutherford, Peter; Wilson, Robin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to explore the opportunities offered by interactive and situated learning (e-learning and m-learning) in support of education for sustainability in disciplines of the built environment. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper illustrates the development of an online portal and a mobile app aimed at promoting students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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de Araújo Góes, Heloisa Cronemberger; Magrini, Alessandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gather elements to propose a sustainability assessment tool (SAT) to be used in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Brazil and the related program to be created for SAT dissemination and HEI monitoring, publication of results and benchmarking. Design/methodology/approach: The characteristics of eight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Evaluation Methods
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Williamson, Sean R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to establish necessity and methods for considering greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies at a system-level. The research emphasizes connecting narrowly focused GHG mitigation objectives (e.g. reduce single occupancy vehicle travel) with broader institutional objectives (e.g. growth in student population) to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transportation, Systems Approach, Housing
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Chhokar, Kiran Banga – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze and profile significant national developments in higher education for sustainable development in India and to compare different educational approaches emerging in connection with education for sustainable development. Design/methodology/approach: This is an evaluative review of contrasting…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Student Interests
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Corcoran, Peter Blaze; Koshy, Kanayathu Chacko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to create an area profile of significant activity and possibility in higher education for sustainable development (ESD) in the island nations of the South Pacific Ocean. Design/methodology/approach: This is a descriptive research paper on philosophy, policy, and practice according to a methodology of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Sustainable Development
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Wright, Hazel A.; Ironside, Joseph E.; Gwynn-Jones, Dylan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: Owing to the specialist nature of biological experimentation, scientific research staff have been largely neglected from the pro-environmental initiatives which have inundated other areas of higher education. This dearth of studies is surprising given that scientific research is recognised as a substantial contributor to the environmental…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Environmental Research, Laboratories, Work Environment
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Svanstrom, Magdalena; Lozano-Garcia, Francisco J.; Rowe, Debra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper sets out to discuss the commonalities that can be found in learning outcomes (LOs) for education for sustainable development in the context of the Tbilisi and Barcelona declarations. The commonalities include systemic or holistic thinking, the integration of different perspectives, skills such as critical thinking, change agent…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
Roy, Robin; Potter, Stephen; Yarrow, Karen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to summarise the methods and main findings of a study of the environmental impacts of providing higher education (HE) courses by campus-based and distance/open-learning methods. Design/methodology/approach: The approach takes the form of an environmental audit, with data from surveys of 20 UK courses--13 campus-based,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Travel, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Steiner, G.; Laws, D. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The main focus of this paper is to discuss appropriate forms of higher education for building up students' competence for working on complex real-world problems. Design/methodology/approach: Within this paper the Harvard approach is accurately compared with the ETH approach by discussing theoretical and practical implications as well.…
Descriptors: Guidance, Higher Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Ashford, Nicholas A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research in engineering-focused institutions of higher learning. This article will address the following themes and questions: How can multi- and trans-disciplinary teaching and research coexist in a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach