International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 17 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Sustainable development at universities: trends from Africa

Guest Editors: Luiza de Sousa and Alex Tubawene Kanyimba

Undertaking individual transdisciplinary PhD research for sustainable development: Case studies from South Africa

John van Breda, Josephine Musango, Alan Brent

This paper aims to improve the understanding of individual transdisciplinary PhD research in a developing country context, focusing on three individual PhD case studies in South…

Adding value to education for sustainability in Africa with inquiry-based approaches in open and distance learning

Rudi Pretorius, Andrea Lombard, Anisa Khotoo

Inquiry-based approaches can potentially enrich sustainability learning in any educational context, more so in open and distance learning (ODL – perceived as theoretically…


Using energy profiles to identify university energy reduction opportunities

Nandarani Maistry, Harold Annegarn

The purpose of this paper is to outline efforts at the University of Johannesburg, a large metropolitan university in Gauteng province, to examine energy efficiency within the…


Innovative management for organizational sustainability in higher education

Zenia Barnard, Derek Van der Merwe

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the innovative management strategies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) during volatile post-merger years, in its quest…


The application of a resilience assessment approach to promote campus environmental management: A South African case study

Irene Muller, Johann Tempelhoff

– This paper aims to outline the benefits of using resilience assessment instead of command and control mechanisms to evaluate sustainable campus environments.

Data networks and sustainability education in African universities: A case study for Sub-Saharan Africa

Gregory D Bothun

The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study report of the development of data networks and initial connectivity in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region and how that…


Higher education curriculum for sustainability: Course contents analyses of purchasing and supply management programme of polytechnics in Ghana

Daniel Etse, Coral Ingley

The purpose of this study is to determine the degree of attention to and the nature of sustainability issues in the curriculum of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Purchasing and…

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