International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



Leal Filho, W. (2000), "Editorial", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 1 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2000.24901baa.001



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Welcome to the second issue of IJSHE. We are pleased to report that the first issue was well received and that we have enquiries and offers of papers from various parts of the world, which makes IJSHE a truly international and multi-disciplinary journal.

In this second issue, readers will find a set of thought-provoking papers, dealing with a wide range of important issues, such as, the implications of the motivation and satisfaction of university personnel in their willigness to pursue sustainability (Titus Oshagbemi), sustainability management in campus housing (Michael Shriberg) and the complex issue of computer simulation models (Hsin Chi) when applied to a sustainability context. These papers go well beyond the borders of the current debate and extend themselves to areas which have been somewhat overlooked in the past. They also reflect trends in the authors' geographical regions and indicate that the scope of sustainability is not only wide, but also far reaching.

Closer to the routine of higher education institutions, an overview of environmental management systems in North American universities is provided (Irene Herremans and David Allwright), while the important issue of partnerships in higher education institutions is explored (Nicholas Barnes and David Phillips). Last but not least, the implications of an interdisciplinary initiative on education in sustainability, linking secondary and higher education institutions, are analysed via a case study (Warren Flint, William McCarter and Thomas Bonniwell). It is not often that one has the chance to look back to previous stages in the educational process - which is important in understanding where we are and where we are heading - and a critical overview of secondary education and its subsequent relation to higher education can be useful in identifying areas where improvements are due in both levels.

We hope that readers of IJSHE will find these papers useful and inspiring. It is also hoped that they will motivate further work in these areas.

Walter Leal Filho

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