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Alm, Karin; Beery, Thomas H.; Eiblmeier, David; Fahmy, Tarek – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to understand better the student awareness and knowledge on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are used in higher education institutions (HEIs) to motivate students' learning on sustainability. It is essential to consider students' understanding of sustainability at the end of their studies to assess whether they…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Knowledge Level, Sustainable Development
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Hesen, Robbert; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Tauritz, Rebekah L. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to demonstrate which course elements were responsible for community building, fostering subjectification and learning for being in an online course on environmental and sustainability education (ESE) during the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing. Design/methodology/approach: The study investigates a graduate-level…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Online Courses, Sustainability, COVID-19
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Janssens, Lise; Kuppens, Tom; Mulà, Ingrid; Staniskiene, Egle; Zimmermann, Anne B. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: A transition toward sustainable development requires engagement of university students in transformative learning. Therefore, quality frameworks and processes should support deep approaches to sustainable development in higher education. Research and initiatives that connect sustainable development, higher education and quality assurance…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning
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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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Avelar, Aline Bento Ambrósio; Silva-Oliveira, Keilla Dayane da; Farina, Milton Carlos; Pereira, Raquel da Silva – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to assess the contribution of the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in higher education, covering education, research and outreach in Brazilian higher education institutions (HEIs) after becoming signatories. Design/methodology/approach: Teachers representing Brazilian HEI signatories to the PRME…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Principles, Administrator Education, Higher Education
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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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Galleli, Barbara; Teles, Noah Emanuel Brito; Santos, Joyce Aparecida Ramos dos; Freitas-Martins, Mateus Santos; Hourneaux Junior, Flavio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to answer the research question: How to evaluate the structure of global university sustainability rankings according to the Berlin Principles (BP) framework. Design/methodology/approach: The authors investigated two global sustainability rankings in universities, The UI green metric World University Ranking (WUR) and the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Comparative Education, Reputation, Global Approach
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Miralles-Cardona, Cristina; Chiner, Esther; Cardona-Moltó, María-Cristina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to assess future teachers' beliefs in their capabilities for sustainable gender equality (GE) practice after graduation and to analyze differences across degree and sex using a self-efficacy scale specifically designed and validated for this study. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was administered to three cohorts of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Test Construction
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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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Aras, Guler; Kutlu Furtuna, Ozlem; Hacioglu Kazak, Evrim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate to what extent a public university, named Yildiz Technical University, integrated report provides disclosure on International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) content elements, suggesting the presence of integrated thinking, and whether higher education institutions'(HEIs) characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Disclosure, Sustainability
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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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Heinrich, Falk; Kørnøv, Lone – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to contribute to the exploration of inter-disciplinary approaches in higher education for sustainability. It is a reflection on a case study linking students in the arts and sustainability science, through which the inter-disciplinary and problem-solving processes for solving a concrete sustainability challenge were…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Sustainability, College Students
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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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