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Hilty, Lorenz M.; Huber, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Sustainable development (SD) does not usually form part of the curriculum of ICT-related study programs such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, and Informatics. However, many topics form a bridge between SD and ICT and could potentially be integrated into ICT-related study programs. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Environmental Education, Computer Science Education, Information Science Education
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Schweizer, Angélick; Miserez, Sébastien; del Rio Carral, Maria; Santiago-Delefosse, Marie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to deepen the authors' understanding of higher education students' perceptions about sustainability issues by focusing on their motivations to adopt (or not to adopt) sustainable practices in their lives. It mobilized the notion of "health" and the potential impacts of climate change on health.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Intention, Behavior Change
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Avissar, Ilana; Alkaher, Iris; Gan, Dafna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Distributed leadership has been reported in the literature as an effective management approach for educational organizations such as institutions of higher education. This study aims to investigate the role of distributed leadership in the promotion of sustainability in an Israeli college of teacher education. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure
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Schoeps, Andreas; Hemmer, Ingrid – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Since 2012, the University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt has been publishing an annual report on sustainability as part of its whole institution approach (WIA). This study aims to examine the participation in writing this report as it is experienced by the student stakeholders involved. The overall goal is to gain expertise concerning further…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Authors, Semi Structured Interviews, Sustainability
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Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela Maria; Ossmann, Stefan F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions are regarded as forerunners and pioneers of sustainability. However, it is to question whether they actually fulfill their role model function. This paper aims to reveal whether selected universities in Australia and Austria meet the reporting expectations about their activities on sustainability in very…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Annual Reports, Universities
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Ferrero-Ferrero, Idoya; Fernández-Izquierdo, María Ángeles; Muñoz-Torres, María Jesús; Bellés-Colomer, Lucía – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of stakeholder engagement in the context of sustainability reporting (SR) for higher education institutions (HEIs), together with the materiality principle and stakeholder expectations. Design/methodology/approach: This research uses an exploratory approach based on content…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Stakeholders, Content Analysis
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Zorio-Grima, Ana; Sierra-García, Laura; Garcia-Benau, Maria A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the combinations of factors leading to experience in sustainability reporting by Spanish public universities. Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 49 public universities in Spain, this paper identifies the combinations of factors on innovation profile, political and internal factors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Universities, Public Colleges
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Perrault, Evan K.; Clark, Scott K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: A planet that can no longer sustain life is a frightening thought--and one that is often present in mass media messages. Therefore, this study aims to test the components of a classic fear appeal theory, the extended parallel process model (EPPM) and to determine how well its constructs predict sustainability behavioral intentions. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Fear, Models, Intention
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Biasutti, Michele; Makrakis, Vassilios; Concina, Eleonora; Frate, Sara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a professional development experience for higher education academic staff within the framework of an international Tempus project focused on reorienting university curricula to address sustainability. The project included revising curricula to phase sustainable development principles into university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Hamid, Suraya; Ijab, Mohamad Taha; Sulaiman, Hidayah; Anwar, Rina Md.; Norman, Azah Anir – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The explosion of social media use such as Facebook among higher education students is deemed to have great potential in widely disseminating environmental sustainability awareness. The paper aims to capture, summarise, synthesise and comment on the role of social media to garner interest of students and staff on environmental…
Descriptors: Social Media, Environmental Education, Recycling, Energy Conservation
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Vaughter, Philip; Alsop, Steve – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries--unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders--set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study aims to expand the field of research into imaginaries by focusing on imaginaries within an institution as opposed to a societal or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Cruz, Luís; Barata, Eduardo; Ferreira, João-Pedro; Freire, Fausto – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the potential contribution of integrated traffic and parking management strategies to ensure more rational use of available parking spaces and to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by commuters traveling to the University of Coimbra (UC) main campus. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
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Poon, Joanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which universities' strategic plans affect the level of incorporation of sustainability within the curriculum design and property portfolio. Design/Methodology/Approach: This research adopted a case study approach. The case study institution was Deakin University in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Guerra, Aida – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Education for sustainable development (ESD) is one of the challenges engineering education currently faces. Engineering education needs to revise and change its curriculum to integrate ESD principles and knowledge. Problem based learning (PBL) has been one of the main learning pedagogies used to integrate sustainability in engineering…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Küçüksayraç, Elif; Wever, Renee; Brezet, Han – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the intermediary role of universities in spreading design for sustainability into industry. Design/methodology/approach: Three case studies were undertaken on Delft University of Technology, Design for Sustainability Program from The Netherlands; a center on sustainable consumption and production; and Prof.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, College Role, Case Studies, Program Design
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