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Holmes, Jayden; Moraes, Oli Rafael; Rickards, Lauren; Steele, Wendy; Hotker, Mette; Richardson, Anthony – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore emerging synergies and tensions between the twin moves to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and online learning and teaching (L&T) in higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A preliminary global exploration of universities' SDG-based L&T…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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Gómez-Martín, M. Esther; Gimenez-Carbo, Ester; Andrés-Doménech, Ignacio; Pellicer, Eugenio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the potential for implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the civil engineering bachelor degree in the School of Civil Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). Design/methodology/approach: All the 2019/2020 course syllabi were analyzed to diagnose at which extent…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Engineering Education, Bachelors Degrees, Sustainable Development
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Landrum, Nancy E. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to learn how sustainability and the circular economy were being integrated into the curriculum of a Dutch university and to transfer that knowledge back to a US university business school curriculum. Given the resistance toward integrating sustainability into the US business school curriculum, the Dutch university served…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Sustainable Development, Urban Areas, Sustainability
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Rajabifard, Abbas; Kahalimoghadam, Masoud; Lumantarna, Elisa; Herath, Nilupa; Hui, Felix Kin Peng; Assarkhaniki, Zahra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all communities and jurisdictions require a comprehensive roadmap that encompasses all dimensions of data infrastructure, social, economic, environmental and governance ecosystems. With this in mind, this paper aims to establish the link between the curriculum and intended…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Curriculum Development
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Adhikari, Dev Raj; Shah, Bijaya Bikram – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to assess the state of the art of quality of education, research and governance to incorporate sustainable development goal 4 (SDG 4) in Nepalese higher education institutions (HEIs). In particular, it raises questions to initiate a discourse on HEIs to achieve SDG 4. Design/methodology/approach: The idea of undertaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Videoconferencing, Educational Quality
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Claro, Priscila Borin; Esteves, Nathalia Ramajo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss how educators can teach sustainability-oriented capabilities (SOCs) using an active learning approach. Design/methodology/approach: Using a case study methodology centered on a Brazilian business school, this research combines qualitative analysis of content, such as teacher notes and student work, with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Case Studies, Business Schools
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Desha, Cheryl; Caldera, Savindi; Hutchinson, Deanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to explore the role of planned, sudden shifts in lived experiences, in influencing learner capabilities towards improved problem-solving for sustainable development outcomes. The authors responded to employers of engineering and built environment graduates observing limited "real-life" problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Sustainable Development, Problem Solving, Engineering
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Kinzer, Kirsten – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Public administration, or the implementation of public policies by civil servants, will be central to implementing the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. And yet, few American master of public administration (MPA) programs explicitly focus on sustainable development or sustainability literacy. This study asks whether it is…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Student Interests
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Bakirlioglu, Yekta; Terzioglu, Nazli; Celik, Sine; Ulan, Ainur; Segalas, Jordi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to present key characteristics of educational design briefs for the circular economy (CE) through the analysis of 11 design briefs focussing on real-life challenges related to sustainability and the CE, developed with collaborating industry partners for four consecutive circular design internships conducted in Ireland,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Arefin, Md. Arman; Nabi, Md. Nurun; Sadeque, Saalem; Gudimetla, Prasad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Literature limited in scope regarding the incorporation of sustainability into engineering curriculum encouraged authors to look at the current approaches of universities to the integration of sustainability into university curricula. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the literature published and analyse the university secondary…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Sánchez-Carracedo, Fermín; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno-Pino, Francisco Manuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the presence of sustainability in 16 Spanish higher education curricula in the fields of education and engineering. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology uses two instruments: sustainability map and sustainability presence map. These instruments enable analysis of the number of subjects that develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Küçüksayraç, Elif; Ariburun Kirca, Layika Ney Ece – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Although the methods and approaches of sustainable design have been developing for more than 20 years, their application in design education and the design process is still under-examined. This study aims to investigate how to integrate sustainability into project-based undergraduate courses in industrial design education, where…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Design
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Booth, Annie; Earley, Sinead; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigal, Todd; Ray, Christie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss an innovative course offered as a partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Canada), the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses: UNBC's third-year undergraduate/graduate course, carbon and energy management. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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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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Leifler, Ola; Dahlin, Jon-Erik – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to report on how programme directors address sustainability within engineering education at Swedish universities and engineering colleges. Design/methodology/approach: The study was performed as a survey with follow-up interviews around the following core questions--to what extent do programme directors possess a deep…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Program Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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