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Lengyel, Attila; Szoke, Szilvia; Kovács, Sándor; Dávid, Lóránt Dénes; Bácsné Bába, Éva; Müller, Anetta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study has two aims. It aims to analyse three essential pre-conditions of an authentic sustainability curriculum (ASC). The theoretical analysis involves the definition of authenticity through the learning outcomes (LOs) framework called authentic minimum (AM). This paper also aims to gauge students' views on economic growth,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Sustainability, Authentic Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Rampasso, Izabela S.; Anholon, Rosley; Silva, Dirceu; Cooper Ordóñez, Robert Eduardo; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; de Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Campinas is composed of different disciplines in the areas of materials, mechanical design, manufacturing (production and manufacturing), computational systems, thermal and fluids. In the manufacturing area, in particular, there is a discipline entitled Productive Systems whose main…
Descriptors: Action Research, Engineering Education, Operations Research, College Faculty
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Hale, Brack W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential for environmental and social impacts from university-level educational travel programs. Design/methodology/approach: This study analyzes the sites visited by 17 education travel programs to the Westfjords (Iceland) from 2014 to 2016. It uses a geographic information system (GIS)…
Descriptors: Universities, Travel, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Influences
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Pacheco, Lluís; Ningsu, Luo; Pujol, Toni; Gonzalez, Jose Ramon; Ferrer, Inès – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report on a case study concerning the development of sustainable energy partnerships involving engineering faculty and undergraduate students at the University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Design/methodology/approach: Faculty were motivated to seek partnerships with public and private entities in the local area for the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Case Studies, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Trad, Sloan Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability within tertiary curriculum is hard to measure and often perceived to be illusive in nature. Existing higher education sustainability assessment tools rarely focus on the curriculum. This paper aims to establish and implement a tool that can measure sustainability integration within curriculum. The Faculty of Engineering and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Engineering Education
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Scheffer, Ana Paula; Pagnussat Cechetti, Viviane; Lauermann, Lisandra Paola; Riasyk Porto, Eliara; Dalla Rosa, Francisco – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The United Nations (2030 Agenda) recognize the need to work with sustainable urban mobility problems such as traffic jams, pollution, inadequate infrastructure are becoming recurring issues in urban centers, directly affecting the quality of life. Such an unsustainable system is frequently observed at universities, as these houses a large…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Social Problems, Quality of Life, Strategic Planning
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Arruda Filho, Norman de Paula; Hino, Marcia Cassitas; Beuter, Barbara Przybylowicz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to the discussion of the role of education in developing a new mindset for sustainability leadership by analyzing a project of a Brazilian business school that implemented a sustainability training module regarding the UN 2030 Agenda. Considering the purpose of signatory school of the UN Principles for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Social Responsibility, Role of Education, Leadership Training
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Moschen, Suane A.; Macke, Janaina; Bebber, Suélen; Benetti Correa da Silva, Marcelo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The aims of this study is to put on the agenda discussions concerning the approach of sustainable goals and indicators, in terms of how they relate to each other and how to list their importance within a network of contemporary city management. From the millennium objectives experience, UN has launched the continuity of the development…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Community Development, City Government, Urban Areas
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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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Barrantes Briceño, Christian Eric; Almada Santos, Fernando César – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze some knowledge management (KM) frameworks that sustainable development goals (SDGs) can apply to such a challenging implementation. Design/methodology/approach: To accomplish this, a systematic scientific literature review was carried out about the KM concept. Searching, analyzing and collecting different KM…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Knowledge Management, Objectives, Barriers
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Veiga Ávila, Lucas; Beuron, Thiago Antonio; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Damke, Luana Inês; Pereira, Rudiney Soares; Klein, Leander Luiz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability has become a global concern to deal with complex and unprecedent survival, social, political and peace issues. Higher education institutions play a key role in this transformation. This paper aims to conduct a comparative analysis by continents of innovation and sustainability barriers in universities. The document also…
Descriptors: Barriers, Innovation, Sustainability, Universities
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Mawonde, Albert; Togo, Muchaiteyi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how universities can play a pivotal role in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs). It recognises the advantage that universities have in responding to social challenges through their functions and operations, mainly through research and innovation and academic prowess. Not much…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Objectives, Foreign Countries, College Role
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Rebelatto, Bianca Gasparetto; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Reginatto, Giovana; Daneli, Rangel Casanova; Brandli, Luciana Londero – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse recent actions of energy efficiency implemented by University of Passo Fundo, a higher education institution located in the south of Brazil, and their contributions to Goal 7. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on collected energy data and information of energy efficiency actions…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Colleges
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Arruda Filho, Norman de Paula; Beuter, Barbara Przybylowicz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to assess how transculturality can potentiate projects developed between UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatories' institutions by emphasizing on the advantages for teams with people from different nationalities. Besides, it addresses a well-discussed topic among the signatory schools of PRME…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Cultural Differences, International Cooperation, Interaction
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Moura, Manoela Maria Caron; Frankenberger, Fernanda; Tortato, Ubiratã – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to verify how Brazilian HEIs apply sustainability practices, as means to improve their effects towards society, making clear to the public, including current and future students, what the university is doing and how it is concerned with sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: Based on the Brazilian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Social Problems
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