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Schmidt, Matthew; Hobbie, Hannes; Hauser, Philipp – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an analytical framework toward facilitating the quantitative measurement of interdisciplinary understanding regarding sustainable energy systems with an application in the area of capacity-building projects in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The analytical framework is developed using…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Capacity Building, Program Descriptions, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ayuso, Silvia; Carbonell, Xavier; Serradell, Laia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess higher education institutions' (HEIs) social sustainability by applying Integrated Social Value (ISV) analysis to eight universities belonging to the Catalan Association of Public Universities in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: ISV analysis is a social accounting methodology that considers both…
Descriptors: State Universities, Sustainability, Higher Education, Organizations (Groups)
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Acosta Castellanos, Pedro Mauricio; Queiruga-Dios, Araceli – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: In education concerning environmental issues, there are two predominant currents in the world, environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). ESD is the formal commitment and therefore promoted by the United Nations, to ensure that countries achieve sustainable development. In contrast, EE was the first…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Engineering Education
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Baig, Muhammad Hamza; Waheed, Abdul; Rana, Irfan Ahmad; Abbas, Kulsoom – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the barriers halting the usage of sustainable modes of transportation in a university campus. Design/methodology/approach: Two large-scale universities, namely, Quaid-i-Azam University and the National University of Sciences and Technology, in Islamabad have been taken as case studies with a sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Transportation, Sustainability
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Holmes, Jayden; Moraes, Oli Rafael; Rickards, Lauren; Steele, Wendy; Hotker, Mette; Richardson, Anthony – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore emerging synergies and tensions between the twin moves to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and online learning and teaching (L&T) in higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A preliminary global exploration of universities' SDG-based L&T…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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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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Zhang, YuYing; Wang, Peng – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Although several researchers have statistically analyzed references associated with education for sustainable development based on the co-citation frequency, evolutionary analysis based on high-citation references omits literature with low citation frequency, which has a significant impact on the evolution of a discipline. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics, Environmental Education
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Homer, Stephen T.; Khor, Kuan Siew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to highlight a multidimensional model of sustainability practices that are considered meaningful and practical for implementation by higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: The Concept System® Global MAX© software facilitated the bottom-up approach of this study, where 32 staff and students of a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Sustainable Development, Concept Mapping, Private Colleges
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Dixon, Joseph; Parker, Jonathan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to explore student perceptions of recycling and explore whether one university's strategy helped or hindered student recycling in their university's halls of residence. There is near-universal acknowledgement of the urgency of the climate crisis, yet household recycling rates remain low at 45.2%. Student-recycling rates…
Descriptors: Recycling, Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Behavior
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Bertossi, Alberto; Marangon, Francesco – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Changing the present behavior of individuals toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a complex task requiring a well-established strategy and institutional commitment. The purpose of this paper is to understand the strategic steps, as proposed by Steg and Vlek (2009), that has been mostly focused on by higher education institutions (HEIs)…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education, Student Behavior
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Alexander, Rob; Jacovidis, Jessica; Sturm, Deborah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an exploratory analysis of campus community member (i.e. students, faculty, staff) definitions of sustainability, their perceptions of select elements of sustainability culture and the relationship between the two. Design/methodology/approach: Researchers implemented a cross-sectional design where…
Descriptors: Definitions, Sustainability, Case Studies, College Students
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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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Shah Bukhari, Syed Kaleem Ullah; Said, Hamdan; Gul, Rani; Ibna Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Sustainability has globally become a mantra to address complex and unprecedented survival, social, political and peace issues. Higher education institutions bear responsibility to address them. This paper aims to explore barriers that Pakistani public universities (PPUs) face in embedding sustainability at their campuses. This paper also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Sustainability, Universities
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Griebeler, Juliane Sapper; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Salvia, Amanda Lange; Leal Filho, Walter; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the extent to which the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being considered at higher education institutions (HEIs) and propose and test the possible acceptance of a list of indicators to evaluate the contribution of HEIs to the SDGs. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology consisted of the collection…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Educational Assessment
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