International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 23 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Assessing the contribution of higher education institutions to sustainable development

Guest Editors: Remmer Sassen, Anne-Karen Hüske, Caroline Aggestam-Pontoppidan

A whole-institution approach towards sustainability: a crucial aspect of higher education’s individual and collective engagement with the SDGs and beyond

Katrin Kohl, Charles Hopkins, Matthias Barth, Gerd Michelsen, Jana Dlouhá, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi, Isabel Toman

Higher education and its leadership are not yet using their potential impact for a sustainable future. This paper aims to focus on UN developments and the long history of…


Exploring fields of ambiguity in the sustainability transition of universities

Colin Bien, Coco Klußmann

The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework that systematically captures the ambiguity of different understandings about science, the university and its relation to…

Contribution of PRME in education, research, and outreach in Brazilian higher education institutions

Aline Bento Ambrósio Avelar, Keilla Dayane da Silva-Oliveira, Milton Carlos Farina, Raquel da Silva Pereira

This paper aims to assess the contribution of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in higher education, covering education, research and outreach in…

Measuring interdisciplinarity in the context of sustainability research projects toward capacity building in higher education

Matthew Schmidt, Hannes Hobbie, Philipp Hauser

The purpose of this paper is to develop an analytical framework toward facilitating the quantitative measurement of interdisciplinary understanding regarding sustainable energy…

Framing the role of higher education in sustainable development: a case study analysis

Suzanna Elmassah, Marwa Biltagy, Doaa Gamal

Higher education institutions (HEIs) should play a fundamental role in achieving the international 2030 sustainable development (SD) agenda. Quality education is the fourth of the…


Smart practices in HEIs and the contribution to the SDGs: implementation in Brazilian university

Liane Dalla Gasperina, Janaina Mazutti, Luciana Londero Brandli, Roberto dos Santos Rabello

Smart campuses can be seen as the future of higher education efforts, especially for their contributions to sustainability and to encourage innovation. This paper aims to present…


Educating prospective teachers for a sustainable gender equality practice: survey design and validation of a self-efficacy scale

Cristina Miralles-Cardona, Esther Chiner, María-Cristina Cardona-Moltó

This study aims to assess future teachers’ beliefs in their capabilities for sustainable gender equality (GE) practice after graduation and to analyze differences across degree…

Sustainability university rankings: a comparative analysis of UI green metric and the times higher education world university rankings

Barbara Galleli, Noah Emanuel Brito Teles, Joyce Aparecida Ramos dos Santos, Mateus Santos Freitas-Martins, Flavio Hourneaux Junior

This study aims to answer the research question: How to evaluate the structure of global university sustainability rankings according to the Berlin Principles (BP) framework.


Toward an integrated reporting framework in higher education institutions: evidence from a public university

Guler Aras, Ozlem Kutlu Furtuna, Evrim Hacioglu Kazak

The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate to what extent a public university, named Yildiz Technical University, integrated report provides disclosure on International…

Assessing universities’ social sustainability: accounting for stakeholder value

Silvia Ayuso, Xavier Carbonell, Laia Serradell

The purpose of this paper is to assess higher education institutions’ (HEIs) social sustainability by applying Integrated Social Value (ISV) analysis to eight universities…

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