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Anholon, Rosley; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Silva, Diogo A. L.; Leal Filho, Walter; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gon̤alves РInternational Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the requirements of sustainable development regarding professionals training and the challenges evidenced during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to contribute to the debates regarding the need to insert sustainability into engineering education in the current context. Design/methodology/approach: For…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Nunayon, Sunday Segbenu; Olanipekun, Emmanuel Abiodun; Famakin, Ibukun Oluwadara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: University campuses are one of the major consumers of electricity. Therefore, it is important to investigate factors related to electricity saving. This study aims to examine the key drivers in achieving efficient electricity management (EEM) practices in public universities. Design/methodology/approach: To achieve the objective, 23…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Public Colleges, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level
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Purcell, Wendy Maria; Henriksen, Heather; Spengler, John D. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Universities can do more to deliver against the sustainable development goals (SDGs), working with faculty, staff and students, as well as their wider stakeholder community and alumni body. They play a critical role in helping shape new ways for the world, educating global citizens and delivering knowledge and innovation into society.…
Descriptors: College Role, Transformational Leadership, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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Franco, Isabel B.; Tracey, James – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Although the value of community capacity building is widely accepted within scholarly literature, these initiatives thus far appear to have achieved very little impact in the achievement of community development aspirations. This paper aims to increase knowledge regarding specific priority areas which when targeted will result in more…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Sustainable Development, Community Development, Goal Orientation
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Chakraborty, Arpita; Singh, Manvendra Pratap; Roy, Mousumi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of university in shaping pro-environmental behaviour in students. Design/methodology/approach: The paper used goal-framing theory to investigate the relationship between goals and pro-environmental behaviour by comparing the responses of entry- and exit-level students. Structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intention, College Students, Environmental Education
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Karp, Abigail; McCauley, Michelle; Byrne, Jack – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The majority of research on energy feedback has been conducted in residential households; in this study, the authors aim to examine the effectiveness of similar initiatives in a college environment. The our goal was to see how much additional electricity savings could be induced using feedback beyond average savings achieved by…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Dormitories, Student Behavior