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O'Brien, Emma; Culum Ilic, Bojana; Veidemane, Anete; Dusi, Davide; Farnell, Thomas; Šcukanec Schmidt, Ninoslav – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the development and piloting of a novel European framework for community engagement (CE) in higher education, which has been purposefully designed to progress the CE agenda in a European context. Design/methodology/approach: The proposed framework was co-created through the European Union (EU)-funded project…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Universities, Guidelines
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Stavrianakis, Kostas; Ramos, William – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to examine the organizational citizenship behaviors toward the environment among US-based faculty members, in social sciences, natural sciences, the humanities and engineering. Potential barriers that may stop academia from being more sustainable are examined but also the opportunities for academics to be involved in…
Descriptors: Sustainability, College Faculty, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
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Coelho, Márcia; Menezes, Isabel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The social dimension of Higher Education has gained relevance on the political and strategic discourses that urge Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to put University Social Responsibility (USR) into action and also recognise its importance for students' development. However, students' conceptions of USR are seldom explored. This paper…
Descriptors: Universities, Social Responsibility, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Moriau, Linde; Tondeur, Jo; Bertone, Julie; Huysmans, Minne; Temmerman, Martina; Meurs, Pieter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Community engaged research and learning strategies are considered meaningful methods for universities to demonstrate their critical importance to today's societies. At the same time, it is stressed that not all approaches are equally beneficial, highlighting the need for well-considered design and delivery. This paper aims to outline a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, School Community Relationship, Universities
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Goldbach, Anne; Hauser, Mandy; Schuppener, Saskia; Leonhardt, Nico; van Ledden, Hannah; Bergelt, Daniel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: With reference to selected principles and considerations from the university social responsibility concept, this study aims to discuss aspects of social responsibility from the perspectives of participatory teaching. This study describes the effects that a participatory teaching practice has on the acquisition and dissemination of…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Inclusion, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Alvarez-Castañon, Lorena del Carmen; Romero-Ugalde, Maricruz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the university experience of a social laboratory that mixes science and art to instruct communities of sustainability practice in heterogeneous contexts through interpretive audio-visual ethnography and cinematographic language. Design/methodology/approach: The research approach was qualitative; data were…
Descriptors: Sciences, Art, Sustainability, Communities of Practice
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Ottoni, Marianna; Fonseca, Diego Luiz; Pertel, Monica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to discuss to what extent are WMPs practical tools for circular and sustainable waste management in universities, presenting, therefore, a case study of the usage of WMP in the Brazilian public universities and comparing this scenario with the international context. Design/methodology/approach: The WMPs were identified by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Sanitation, Recycling
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Poza-Vilches, Fátima; García-González, Esther; Solís-Espallargas, Carmen; Velasco-Martínez, Leticia C.; López-Alcarria, Abigail; Estrada-Vidal, Ligia Isabel; Jiménez-Fontana, Rocío; Rodríguez-Marín, Fátima; Puig-Gutiérrez, María; Tójar Hurtado, Juan Carlos; Gutiérrez-Pérez, José – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the presence of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed by the UN (2015) in university degrees within the fields of education, humanities and environmental sciences (ES) at Andalusian public institutions (Spain). Design/methodology/approach: This paper shows an empirical analysis from a…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), State Universities, Course Descriptions, Sustainability
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Sánchez-Carracedo, Fermín; Romero-Portillo, Daniel; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno-Pino, Francisco Manuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to present a methodology for analysing the extent to which students of a university degree perceive that they have received a good education for sustainable development (ESD). The methodology enables us to quantify this perception, which, in turn, allows us to determine: to what extent the objectives related to ESD are…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Collado, Silvia; Moreno, José David; Martín-Albo, José – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Although education for sustainable development (ESD) is a key tool in the transition to a more sustainable society, its integration in higher education remains scarce. One reason for this is that more evidence is needed about the effectiveness of ESD interventions. This study aims to address this gap in the literature by examining the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Intervention, College Students, Conservation (Environment)
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Schmidt, Anthony – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Numerous higher education institutions have created policies that aim to reduce their carbon footprints. Most policies focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to energy production and consumption. One area that has received less attention has been greenhouse gas emissions from university air travel. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Colleges, Air Transportation, Fuels, Ecology
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Kowasch, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Sustainability is a major concern in education policies. This paper aims to describe how alternative economic education including concepts of the circular economy (CE), cradle to cradle (C2C) and zero waste can be addressed by teacher education. The author asks to what extent such alternative concepts contribute to sustainability…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Field Trips, Conservation (Environment), Recycling
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González-Torre, Pilar L.; Suárez-Serrano, Eugenia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore a holistic framework for implementing and reporting sustainable development goals (SDGs) in universities. The aim is to define elements of the content as well as the context, which will allow us to understand and compare sustainable development processes at the university level. Using the 2030 Agenda context,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Ko, Wen-Hwa; Lu, Min-Yen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to examine Taiwanese hospitality students' self-reported professional competence in surplus food management and assess the usefulness of their university training in this area. Using the importance-performance analysis (IPA) method, it is possible to obtain a clearer understanding of the priority order of the items that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Competence, Food Service
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Rögele, Stefan; Rilling, Benedikt; Apfel, Dorothee; Fuchs, Johannes – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the role of professors as gatekeepers for sustainable development competencies (SDC) in disciplinary study programs. It aims to understand which factors are crucial for professors to integrate SDC into their teaching, their basic understanding of SDC, the actual degree of SDC integration and how suitable…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Sustainable Development, Competence
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