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Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Siqueira, Renê Grottoli; Martins, Vitor W. B.; Anholon, Rosley; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; Leal Filho, Walter; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to analyse the essential characteristics for the success of social projects developed with undergraduate students of higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted to verify the main characteristics of projects in a social entrepreneurship initiative. These features were used…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Programs, Community Needs, School Community Relationship
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Son-Turan, Semen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a higher education funding and employment system that obviates barriers to sustainable development and helps engrain the notion of sustainability into the institutional framework. Design/methodology/approach: The "Higher Education Sustainability First System" (HESFS) is a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Burden, Håkan; Sprei, Frances – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to address the challenges of teaching sustainable development to computer engineering students. Part of the problem is that they perceive the topic as irrelevant for their future profession. Design/methodology/approach: To address this challenge, we introduced a project element into a course on sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science Education
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Zahid, Muhammad; Ur Rahman, Haseeb; Ali, Wajahat; Habib, Muhammad Nauman; Shad, Fazaila – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The integration of sustainability is more matured in the corporate sector. However, the topic received less attention in higher education institutions (HEIs). Therefore, this study aims to conceptualize an integration framework and proposes sustainability integration and implementation index in the HEIs. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Guidelines
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Leal Filho, Walter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to universities and how they may react. Design/methodology/approach: A description of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to higher education institutions is presented at different levels. Findings: Even though the COVID-19 pandemic affects higher education institutions in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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Groulx, Mark; Nowak, Nadia; Levy, Kristin; Booth, Annie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the broad concept of university-community partnerships as it applies to creating sustainability initiatives. The benefits of university-community partnerships are increasingly recognized, and this paper offers direct insights from community stakeholders on the principles, functions and activities they see as…
Descriptors: Community Needs, School Community Relationship, Universities, Stakeholders
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Mac-lean, Claudia; Vargas, Luis Santiago; Uribe, Gonzalo; Aldea, Cristian; Lares, Lorna; Mercado, Oscar – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a panoramic and systematic view of 10 Sustainable Campus Network (SCN) universities' internal entities in charge of the sustainability effort -- such as offices, committees, units, programs, or other, showing how some institutions have gained increasing deployment and momentum. However, their…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Campuses, Networks, Universities
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Gómez Zermeño, Marcela Georgina; Alemán de la Garza, Lorena Yadira – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Sustainable development is an issue of high relevance for all countries and universities play a fundamental role in promoting the participation of society members in achieving this objective. This study aims to conduct an open laboratory of social innovation (OPENLAB_SI) inside a university with society stakeholders, as a research and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Social Change, Educational Research, Peace
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Yilmaz, Tolga; Kapkin, Engin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate undergraduate industrial design students' perception of sustainable design concepts and how their conceptualization evolves as a function of their attendance to a specific sustainable design studio (SDS) course. Design/methodology/approach: Two groups of students participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Comparative Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Networks
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Tominaga, Leonardo Keiti de Godoy; Martins, Vitor William Batista; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Anholon, Rosley; Silva, Dirceu; Pinto, Jefferson Souza; Leal Filho, Walter; Lima Junior, Francisco Rodrigues – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to critically analyze the engineering education focused on sustainability in supply chain management, in courses offered by Brazilian higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: Topics related to sustainable supply chain management were listed from the literature and used as a framework to gather…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Sustainability, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Nolasco, Elaine; Vieira Duraes, Pedro Henrique; Pereira Gonçalves, Júlia; de Oliveira, Maria Cristina; Monteiro de Abreu, Lucijane; Nascimento de Almeida, Alexandre – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Universities are an example of institutions that aggregate people around work/study who consume water, energy and produce waste daily in their activities, generating an impact on the environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the quantity, composition and recycling potential of waste generated at the Faculdade UnB Planaltina…
Descriptors: Universities, Sanitation, Wastes, Hazardous Materials
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Galvão, Cecília; Faria, Cláudia; Viegas, Wanda; Branco, Amélia; Goulão, Luís – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to understand if a project work methodology proposed to students, based on an inquiry perspective and dealing with different dimensions of sustainable development, contributed to creating an interdisciplinary solution for a problem on sustainability challenged by food production and consumption, and also to understand if…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Production
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Birdman, Jodie; Redman, Aaron; Lang, Daniel J. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate student experiences and the potential impact of experience-based learning (EBL) in the early phase of graduate sustainability programs through the lens of key competencies. The goal is to provide evidence for the improvement of existing and the thorough design of new EBL formats in sustainability programs.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Graduate Students
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Yilmaz Findik, Leyla; Bayram, Ilknur; Canaran, Özlem – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how sustainable development (SD) is conceptualized by pre-service English language teachers in Turkey and design a specialized course syllabus on SD in English language teaching (ELT) in the light of the research findings. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a mixed-methods sequential…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Pelcher, Jamee; McCullough, Brian P.; Trendafilova, Sylvia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine higher education institutions' participation in association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education's (AASHE's) Green Athletics category in the sustainability tracking, assessment and rating system (STARS) sustainability report while assessing how well collegiate athletic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Sustainability, Environmental Influences
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