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Adomßent, Maik; Grahl, Anselm; Spira, Felix – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The lack of change structures can be seen as an important reason why sustainability continues to suffer a niche existence in most higher education organisations. This is a problem because universities can leverage their teaching, research and operations to advance solutions to climate change, hunger and other Sustainable Development…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sustainability, Campuses, Climate
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Paletta, Angelo; Bonoli, Alessandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Starting from the experience of the University of Bologna, this paper provides an innovative framework to analyse how universities are rethinking courses and curricula, teaching, research programmes, campus operation and partnership to address the Agenda 2030. Design/methodology/approach: The paper proposes a methodological approach to…
Descriptors: Governance, Strategic Planning, Student Mobility, International Cooperation
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Hayles, Carolyn Susan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the outputs of an internship programme, one of a number of campus-based sustainability activities that have been introduced at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, to encourage student-led campus-based greening initiatives. Design/methodology/approach: A case study approach was undertaken, allowing the…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Program Descriptions, Universities, Conservation (Environment)
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Vargas, Luis; Mac-Lean, Claudia; Huge, Jean – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: In the past few decades, sustainability in higher education has become ever more prevalent, although the diversity in pace of adoption and the wide range of interpretations and practices is huge. The purpose of this study is to present recent research on organizational change processes in universities. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainable Development, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries
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Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Anderson, Ryan; Khotoo, Anisa; Pienaar, Richelle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to reflect on approaches through which open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) students can use their local environments for assessments and explores how this shapes their conceptualisations of "university" and "campus". Key issues and lessons learnt are covered, thus providing pointers for implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Learning Experience
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Ceulemans, Griet; Severijns, Nathal – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the educational benefits and challenges of introducing natural science students to on-campus and off-campus sustainability research projects as an approach to education for sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: The course "Science and Sustainability" at the University of Leuven is a…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Projects, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Brandli, Luciana Londero; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Dal Moro, Leila; Tibola da Rocha, Vanessa; Mazutti, Janaina; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to highlight the contribution of ecological fairs to the promotion of sustainability in university campuses, based on a case study carried out at the University of Passo Fundo, located in Southern Brazil. Design/methodology/approach: Producers and consumers of the ecological fairs were interviewed to analyse how the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Campuses, Ecology, Foreign Countries
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Sima, Mihaela; Grigorescu, Ines; Balteanu, Dan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to identify campus greening initiatives on a sample of universities in Romania reflected in the university curricula, the behavioral patterns of students and teachers, the administrative actions that carry out empirical investigation of students/teachers/management staff perception on campus greening (based on…
Descriptors: Campuses, Conservation (Environment), Universities, College Curriculum
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Genta, Chiara; Favaro, Silvia; Sonetti, Giulia; Barioglio, Caterina; Lombardi, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report strategies towards a green campus project at Politecnico di Torino University, a 33,000-students Italian higher education institution (HEI), and estimate the avoided ecological footprint (EF) of different scenarios accounted for open spaces. Design/methodology/approach: A consumption-based study has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), College Environment, Energy Conservation
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Bergquist, Daniel; Hempel, Christine A.; Lööf Green, John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to describe an exploratory research and design process that uses illustrative techniques to bridge the gap between theoretical principles of systems ecology, stakeholder input and a workable physical planning strategy for Ultuna Campus in Uppsala, Sweden. Design/methodology/approach: Stakeholder interviews provide the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education
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Graydon, Ryan Christopher; Gonzalez, Paola Andrea; Laureano-Rosario, Abdiel Elias; Pradieu, Guillermo Reginald – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Bottled water consumption continues to break records worldwide and its environmental impact is often underestimated by the consumer. Many factors affect individuals' choices to consume tap water and bottled water including perceived health risks and water quality. The University of South Florida (USF) has joined a nationwide initiative to…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Water Quality
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Hay, Rachel; Eagle, Lynne; Saleem, Muhammad Abid; Vandommele, Lisa; Li, Siqiwen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report student attitudes and beliefs towards climate change adaptation and sustainability-related behaviours. Design/methodology/approach: A paper-based questionnaire was completed by 247 first-year (students in their first semester of study) and third-year (students in their final semester of study)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), Credibility, Sustainable Development
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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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Richardson, Janet; Clarke, Daniel; Grose, Jane; Warwick, Paul – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the contribution of scenario-based learning aimed at raising awareness of sustainability in health-care practitioners. The Lancet Countdown on Climate Change calls for urgent action on health and climate change; this requires appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies that can be gained through…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Nursing, Nursing Education, Climate
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Weiss, Marie; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the global research landscape of sustainability curricula implementation processes in higher education. The focus is twofold and investigates where research that aims at integrating sustainability into the curriculum is happening and how the research area of curriculum change for sustainability is developing.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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