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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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McCoy, Kimberly; Oliver, Justin J.; Borden, D. Scott; Cohn, Scott I. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to test a nudge, or intervention, designed through behavioral insights at a university campus to discover cost-effective means for increasing recycling participation and methods for estimating waste removal cost savings. Design/methodology/approach: A series of studies were conducted demonstrating the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Wastes, Recycling, State Universities, Intervention
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Tang, Kuok Ho Daniel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the impacts of a sustainable development course on the beliefs, attitudes and intentions of a cohort of engineering students in a university in Miri, Malaysia, towards sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaire survey was conducted among the cohort of students encompassing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes
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Al-Naqbi, Ali Khalfan; Alshannag, Qasim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to investigate United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward education for sustainable development (ESD) and the environment. Several independent variables (i.e. students' gender, nationality, college, academic level and grade point average [GPA]) were also considered.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Shaw, Amy; Capetola, Teresa; Lawson, Justin T.; Henderson-Wilson, Claire; Murphy, Berni – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the sustainability of the food culture at Deakin University and to determine what the barriers to increasing the sustainability of food on the Burwood campus may be. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey of staff and students from the Faculty of Health at the Burwood campus of Deakin University (n =…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Food, Online Surveys, College Faculty
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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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Washington-Ottombre, Camille; Bigalke, Siiri – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to compose a systematic understanding of campus sustainability innovations and unpack the complex drivers behind the elaboration of specific innovations. More precisely, the authors ask two fundamental questions: What are the topics and modes of implementation of campus sustainability innovations? What are the external and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Program Implementation
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Allen, Summer; Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This research contributes to the literature on workplace energy conservation by examining the predictors of individual employee behaviors and policy support in a university. The purpose of this research is to better understand what factors influence energy conservation behaviors in this setting to inform programs and interventions.…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Energy Conservation, Universities, Self Efficacy
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Aleixo, Ana Marta; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; Leal, Susana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this work is to analyze the current state of implementation of sustainability development (SD) in Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was developed to measure the level of implementation of SD practices in HEIs as well as the number of rankings, certifications and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Sustainability, Questionnaires
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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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Wisecup, Allison K.; Grady, Dennis; Roth, Richard A.; Stephens, Julio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether, and how, electricity consumption by students in university residence halls were impacted through three intervention strategies. Design/methodology/approach: The current investigation uses a quasi-experimental design by exposing freshman students in four matched residence halls and the…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Energy, Energy Conservation, Intervention
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Dabija, Dan-Cristian; Postelnicu, Catalin; Dinu, Vasile; Mihaila, Alin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The research attempts to aim to evaluate the perception that different stakeholder groups have of one of the largest and most important Romanian university with respect to its sustainability orientation. The exploratory empirical research reveals some important aspects which must be closely pursued and properly implemented by the…
Descriptors: Universities, Stakeholders, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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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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Bellou, Chrysanthi; Petreniti, Vassiliki; Skanavis, Constantina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to focus on the University of Aegean's non-academic staff's environmental sustainability attitudes and behavior both at work and at home, their perceptions for sustainability enforcement and their active participation skills. Design/methodology/approach: The research participants were the 101 non-academic staff working at…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), College Faculty
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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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