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Purcell, Wendy Maria; Henriksen, Heather; Spengler, John D. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Universities can do more to deliver against the sustainable development goals (SDGs), working with faculty, staff and students, as well as their wider stakeholder community and alumni body. They play a critical role in helping shape new ways for the world, educating global citizens and delivering knowledge and innovation into society.…
Descriptors: College Role, Transformational Leadership, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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De Hooge, Ilona E.; van Dam, Ynte K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: As one of the five concrete actions recommended for implementing sustainable development at universities (internal operations, institutional framework, research, education and capacity building), capacity building has received the least research attention. Although capacity building can be a tangible implementation of outreach that offers…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Capacity Building, College Students, Training
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Quest, Jill; Shiel, Chris; Watson, Sarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a case study of a capacity building project and critical reflection in relation to transitioning to a sustainable food city. Design/methodology/approach: A case study research approach was adopted involving two research initiatives: first, a survey to elicit stakeholders' understanding of sustainable local food,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Sustainability, Food, Stakeholders
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Naziz, Arjuman – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Despite the growing emphasis on revitalizing the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector in Bangladesh, very little discussion has taken place on reforming the current inflexible transition pathways, from TVET to the universities. This paper aims to reflect critically on the existing literature on TVET, in the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Platje, Joost; Will, Markus; Van Dam, Ynte K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Management education trainers are increasingly called upon to train students to devise interventions for sustainable development in business settings. Due to the dominant reductionist paradigm, these interventions may lead to unwanted side effects. Teaching students about unacknowledged feedback loops in complex systems should prevent…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Intervention, Feedback (Response)
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Stenton, Ian; Hanmer-Dwight, Rachael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to study the development of the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network (KQSN). It outlines the sectors included in the collaborative knowledge-sharing, the nature of the work it facilitates, and considers how the network can transform its existing objectives around the shared vision of the United Nations…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Health Services
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Deleye, Maarten; Van Poeck, Katrien; Block, Thomas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to provide an overview of sustainability in Flemish higher education (HE) by using the multi-level perspective (MLP) on sustainability transitions for a comprehensive empirical analysis of how sustainability is embedded in Flemish HE. Design/methodology/approach: MLP was used as analytical framework to study the case and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Briggs, Sarah Jayne; Robinson, Zoe P.; Hadley, Rachel Louise; Laycock Pedersen, Rebecca – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explore a single-institution case study of partnership working between students, the University and Students' Union, through four student-led sustainability projects. The paper analyses the role and value of these partnerships and provides advice for other institutions on effective partnership working between these…
Descriptors: College Students, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability, Student Projects
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Cogut, Gregory; Webster, Noah J.; Marans, Robert W.; Callewaert, John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability literature has cited the influential role of both awareness and engagement in facilitating increases in pro-environmental behaviors. The purpose of this study is to compare these links across behaviors and explore their interactive influence. Design/methodology/approach: Two research questions were examined: 1) Is awareness…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Travel, Transportation, Campuses
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Okayama, Sakiko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explain the student-led environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO14001 which Chiba University has continued for 15 years. It describes its structure "Chiba University Method", the students' activities and their collaboration with companies. It also analyzes the advantages and the issues. Readers can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Role, Conservation (Environment)
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Strachan, Scott Munro; Marshall, Stephen; Murray, Paul; Coyle, Edward J.; Sonnenberg-Klein, Julia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to share the University of Strathclyde's experience of embedding research-based education for sustainable development (RBESD) within its undergraduate curricula through the use of an innovative pedagogy called Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP), originated at Georgia Institute of Technology. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development, Program Descriptions
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Cebrián, Gisela; Pascual, David; Moraleda, Álvaro – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to present the results from a questionnaire distributed to a group of Spanish postgraduate teacher students pursuing a Master's Degree in Secondary School Education. The aims of the administered questionnaire were to identify students' perceptions of the development of sustainability competencies; to analyse the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Secondary Education
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Winfield, Fiona; Ndlovu, Tabani – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of how a UK business school has explicitly linked sustainability to employability and embedded these into all levels of its undergraduate and postgraduate degree portfolio. Design/methodology/approach: This case study features Nottingham Business School's (NBS's) journey of linking…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Employment Potential, Business Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Plesniarska, Aleksandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the most important initiatives and the strategic framework of the European Union (EU) supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This paper also presents an overview of the progress towards the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (quality education) mainly in tertiary and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Laws, Strategic Planning, Educational Quality
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Reeves, Andrew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to explore co-learning classes, a novel approach to leveraging universities' capacity to contribute to the local sustainable development agenda whilst enhancing students' learning. These participatory classes were piloted within a UK university masters' module focussed on action for sustainability. The classes sought to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Sustainable Development
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