International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 20 Issue 1


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Sustainable development concept in the chemistry curriculum: An exploration of foundation students’ perspective

Suganty Kanapathy, Khai Ern Lee, Subarna Sivapalan, Mazlin Mokhtar, Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria, Azizah Mohd Zahidi

This paper aims to investigate the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of foundation chemistry learners concerning the sustainable development concept.


The impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development: A review and conceptualization

Florian Findler, Norma Schönherr, Rodrigo Lozano, Daniela Reider, André Martinuzzi

This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the…


Teaching the health impacts of climate change in many American higher education programs

Warren G. Lavey

Climate change is the greatest threat to global health today and it challenges professionals in many disciplines. Most American university programs lack courses covering the…

Research in EE and ESD in Portuguese public universities

Francisco Borges, Javier Benayas

This paper aims to outline the scientific production in Portuguese universities in environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). It takes doctoral…

Applying the ESD approach in textile and apparel education

Melissa Abner, Fatma Baytar, David Kreiner

The purpose of this study was to provide more information about the effectiveness of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) approach in textiles and apparel by applying…

Students’ commuting pattern from the viewpoint of environmentalism: comparing Australia with China

Ali Soltani, Andrew Allan, Ha Anh Nguyen, Stephen Berry

This paper aims to clarify the differences between students’ travel behaviours in Australia and China and the association between students’ environmental attitudes and their…

Views on education for sustainable development (ESD) among lecturers in UK MSc taught courses: Personal, institutional and disciplinary factors

Gavin Melles

In the new Sustainability 2.0 era of education for sustainable development (ESD) transforming, curriculum remains a high interest topic, including in the UK. Among influential…


Experiential approaches to sustainability education: towards learning landscapes

Malin Backman, Hannah Pitt, Terry Marsden, Abid Mehmood, Erik Mathijs

This paper aims to critically reflect the current specialist discourse on experiential approaches to higher education for sustainable development (HESD). Limitations to the…


Establishing transdisciplinary minor programme as a way to embed sustainable development into higher education system: Case by Tongji University, China

Qian Jia, Ying Wang, Li Fengting

The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the establishment and development of a minor program in Sustainable Development in Tongji University, China, and how it…

A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development

Annina Takala, Kati Korhonen-Yrjänheikki

The paper aims to examine the current status and development of sustainable development in Finnish engineering education.

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