International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 18 Issue 3


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Higher education for sustainable development at EARTH University

Carlos Rafael Rodríguez-Solera, Marisol Silva-Laya

The purpose of this article is to present the experience of a Central American university that has been successfully advancing an educational model focused on sustainability for…


Defining sustainable universities following public opinion formation process

Deniz Zaptcioglu Celikdemir, Gonca Gunay, Alev Katrinli, Sebnem Penbek Alpbaz

The purpose of this paper is to define the sustainable university in Turkey, by considering perspectives of various stakeholders such as experts, intellectual, public, political…

Using module-based learning methods to introduce sustainable manufacturing in engineering curriculum

Debalina Sengupta, Yinlun Huang, Cliff I. Davidson, Thomas F. Edgar, Mario R. Eden, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Sustainable manufacturing may be defined as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are…

Accounting for sustainability: an active learning assignment

Joanna Gusc, Paula van Veen-Dirks

Sustainability is one of the newer topics in the accounting courses taught in university teaching programs. The active learning assignment as described in this paper was developed…


Empowerment for sustainability in higher education through the EYE learning tool

Valentina C. Tassone, Giel Dik, Thekla Anna van Lingen

While empowerment for sustainability is considered a major objective within sustainability-oriented educational programs and policies, little is known about the actual process of…


The use of educational game design and play in higher education to influence sustainable behaviour

Theresa G. Mercer, Andrew P. Kythreotis, Zoe P. Robinson, Terje Stolte, Sharon M. George, Stephanie K. Haywood

The purpose of this paper is to discuss a novel life cycle approach to education for sustainable development (ESD) where the students become “design thinkers”.


Content trends in sustainable business education: an analysis of introductory courses in the USA

Nancy E. Landrum, Brian Ohsowski

This study aims to identify the content in introductory business sustainability courses in the USA to determine the most frequently assigned reading material and its…


Environmental literacy of business students in Ghana

Godfred Matthew Yaw Owusu, Teddy Ossei Kwakye, Edem Emerald Welbeck, Charles Gyamfi Ofori

This study examines the multidimensionality of the environmental literacy concept among university business students in Ghana. The study also investigates the relationship between…


Integration of sustainability in engineering education: Why is PBL an answer?

Aida Guerra

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is one of the challenges engineering education currently faces. Engineering education needs to revise and change its curriculum to…


Universities’ intermediary role in the “design for sustainability” field: Case studies from the Netherlands and Turkey

Elif Küçüksayraç, Renee Wever, Han Brezet

This paper aims to investigate the intermediary role of universities in spreading design for sustainability into industry.

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