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Vallez, Mari; Lopezosa, Carlos; Pedraza-Jiménez, Rafael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Universities play an important role in the promotion and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This study aims to examine the visibility of information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the websites of Spanish and major international universities, by means of a quantitative and qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Universities, Web Sites, Sustainable Development, Content Analysis
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Kemp, Nicola; Scoffham, Stephen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The growing awareness of climate change, biodiversity loss and the wider global environmental emergency has led to calls for decisive and immediate action from all sections of society. This paper aims to consider the question of how universities should respond and what role they might best adopt in current circumstances.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Climate, Higher Education, Universities
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Aras, Guler; Kutlu Furtuna, Ozlem; Hacioglu Kazak, Evrim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to shed light on the association between stakeholders' materiality and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), highlighting how higher education institutions (HEIs) can pursue sustainable development and provide a holistic perspective by mapping material issues. This paper provides a clear understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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Barnett, Ronald; Guzmán-Valenzuela, Carolina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to propose a thesis about the historical evolution of the relationship of the European University in relation to the idea of social responsibility. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is philosophical, conceptual and theoretical and in proffering a bold thesis, has an argumentative character appropriate to that style.…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Universities, Social Systems, Educational History
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Barrett, Martin; Jones, Gareth J.; Bunds, Kyle S.; Casper, Jonathan M.; Edwards, Michael B. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Athletic departments play an important role in sustainability-based collaborative processes due to their boundary spanning connections with both internal and external university stakeholders. As a result, athletic department representatives have become prominent members of university participant-governed network structures. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, College Athletics, Athletes, Sustainability
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Elmassah, Suzanna; Biltagy, Marwa; Gamal, Doaa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) should play a fundamental role in achieving the international 2030 sustainable development (SD) agenda. Quality education is the fourth of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and one of the targets related to this is to ensure that by 2030 all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Quality
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Bien, Colin; Klußmann, Coco – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework that systematically captures the ambiguity of different understandings about science, the university and its relation to society, while conceptualising sustainability. Following Corley and Gioia (2004, p. 174) on identity ambiguity and change, it seems pivotal to better understanding the…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Change, Sustainability, Ambiguity (Context)
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Kohl, Katrin; Hopkins, Charles; Barth, Matthias; Michelsen, Gerd; Dlouhá, Jana; Razak, Dzulkifli Abdul; Abidin Bin Sanusi, Zainal; Toman, Isabel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Higher education and its leadership are not yet using their potential impact for a sustainable future. This paper aims to focus on UN developments and the long history of university involvement in sustainability might create more interest and understanding that sustainably oriented universities are actually possible and a much stronger…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Educational History
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Dalla Gasperina, Liane; Mazutti, Janaina; Londero Brandli, Luciana; dos Santos Rabello, Roberto – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Smart campuses can be seen as the future of higher education efforts, especially for their contributions to sustainability and to encourage innovation. This paper aims to present the benefits of smart practices in a Higher Education Institutions and highlights its connections to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Objectives
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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to draw on an in-depth qualitative case study of an undergraduate sustainability education course to show the extent of pedagogical reflection and teaching capability demonstrated in lived practice to support transformative, systemic and capability building learning processes, as advocated in the literature, for effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Case Studies, Transformative Learning
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Lee, Suyeon; Lee, Seyeon – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate potential impact of internal carbon pricing in emission reduction in Higher education institutions (HEIs). Over the past century, human activities have increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere. If GHG emissions continue their upward trend, this will disturb the natural balance and trigger…
Descriptors: College Administration, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Higher Education
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Timmons, David S.; Weil, Benjamin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Many institutions of higher education have committed to carbon neutrality. Given this goal, the main economic issue is minimizing cost. As for society as a whole, dominant decarbonization strategies are renewable electricity generation, electrification of end uses and energy efficiency. The purpose of this paper is to describe the optimum…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Climate
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Martínez Casanovas, Matilde; Ruíz-Munzón, Noemí; Buil-Fabregá, Marian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse which are the active learning methodologies, which had better contribute to acquiring competences for sustainable development (SD) in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Cluster analysis is used to define 252 students' skills patterns and their perception of the different active learning…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Sustainable Development, Active Learning, Student Attitudes
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Mohamad Saleh, Mohamad Saifudin; Md Kassim, Normalini; Alhaji Tukur, Naziru – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the relationship between a sustainable university brand and the intention of international students to study at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), one of Malaysia's premier universities. Moreover, the study explored the moderating effect of opinion leaders on the intention of international students to study at…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Students, Structural Equation Models, Universities
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Amiano Bonatxea, Iratxe; Gutiérrez-Goiria, Jorge; Vazquez-De Francisco, Maria Jose; Sianes, Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Recognising the importance of universities in the achievement of social and global objectives, this paper aims to study the relevance of the global reporting initiative (GRI) methodology for reporting University Social Responsibility (USR) activities, taking into account the specificity of higher education institutions (HEI).…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Universities, Standards, Higher Education
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