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Levesque, Vanessa R.; Wake, Cameron P. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how the process of creating and implementing sustainability competencies across a university illuminate dynamics of organizational change. The push to advance education for sustainable development in higher education will likely require transformation of existing policies and practices. A set of…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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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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Cavalcanti-Bandos, Melissa Franchini; Quispe-Prieto, Silvia; Paucar-Caceres, Alberto; Burrowes-Cromwel, Toni; Rojas-Jiménez, Héctor Heraldo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to report on the status and the development of education for sustainable development (ESD) and sustainability literacy (SL) in three Latin American (LA) higher education institutions (HEIs) business programs in Peru, Brazil and Colombia. The paper examines institutional efforts to both introduce and implement ESD curricula…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Evans, Neus; Inwood, Hilary; Christie, Beth; Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Eva – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to undertake a cross-comparative inquiry into Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) related to governance, initiatives and practices in initial teacher education (ITE) across four countries with very different contexts -- Sweden, Scotland, Canada and Australia. It provides insights into issues arising…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education
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Kanapathy, Suganty; Lee, Khai Ern; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Syed Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina; Sivapalan, Subarna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: In Malaysia, research indicates that there is an interest amongst the stakeholders, namely, administrators and academicians to be engaged in education for sustainable development (SD), but it is rarely implemented as a part of the higher education curriculum due to various barriers. This paper aims to develop a framework for integrating…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Concept Teaching, Chemistry
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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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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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Deleye, Maarten; Van Poeck, Katrien; Block, Thomas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to provide an overview of sustainability in Flemish higher education (HE) by using the multi-level perspective (MLP) on sustainability transitions for a comprehensive empirical analysis of how sustainability is embedded in Flemish HE. Design/methodology/approach: MLP was used as analytical framework to study the case and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Tejedor, Gemma; Rosas-Casals, Martí; Segalas, Jordi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to identify patterns and trends taking place in engineering education in sustainability, through analyzing the evolution of research conducted in relevant publications in the field of engineering education for sustainability in the past decades. Design/methodology/approach: First, a bibliometric approach has been applied,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Trend Analysis, Sustainability, Educational Trends
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Frandoloso, Marcos Antonio; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Universities have an important role in articulation of the transformation of society, in the formation of individuals capable of acting in the processes that enable sustainable development goals (SDGs), in theoretical areas and in practical and concrete actions. Within the University of Passo Fundo (UPF), Brazil, some practices are being…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Universities, Social Change, Sustainable Development
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Paletta, Angelo; Bonoli, Alessandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Starting from the experience of the University of Bologna, this paper provides an innovative framework to analyse how universities are rethinking courses and curricula, teaching, research programmes, campus operation and partnership to address the Agenda 2030. Design/methodology/approach: The paper proposes a methodological approach to…
Descriptors: Governance, Strategic Planning, Student Mobility, International Cooperation
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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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Fukushima, Yasuhiro; Ishimura, Gakushi; Komasinski, Andrew James; Omoto, Reiko; Managi, Shunsuke – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to suggest the structure of a platform for education and capacity building for Future Earth, which is an intensive program open to the eight stakeholders and which utilizes existing research programs/facilities associated with Future Earth. An intention of this paper is to facilitate a policy brief for projects associated…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Environmental Education
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Scoullos, Michael; Malotidi, Vicky; Lindroos, Paula; Suomalainen, Sinikka – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present and compare collective efforts of higher education institutions working through regional networks in introducing and promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) and environmental education (EE) in two most significant EU boarder regions. Efforts to support EE/ESD in higher education are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Dlouhá, Jana; Vintar Mally, Katja; Dlouhý, Jirí – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to reflect education for sustainable development (ESD) principles and their manifestation in higher education (HE) in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries which share a similar policy situation owing to post-socialist transition processes. Design/methodology/approach: Observations from comprehensive mapping of ESD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Principles, Sustainable Development
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