Articles

  • In this article Rodra Niko of the Avans University develops a myriad of instruments for education development aimed at the integration of sustainable development into the competence profiles and curricula of university programs.
  • The University of Graz, Austria, in collaboration with the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, have developed and implemented a master program on ‘Regional Policies and Development’ at the University of Novi Sad. Both the curriculum as well as joint lectures have resulted from this cooperation. The...
  • Rob Melnick, Executive Dean of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University (ASU), explains how GIOS brings together faculty leaders from multiple disciplines to train the next generation of sustainability leaders, practitioners, and entrepreneurs. Its research...
  • Universities have often been focal points in the defence of human rights. In this issue, we give examples of universities that have acted in response to or have stood up to denounce human rights abuses during conflicts or dictatorships in their countries.
  • Jehona Serhati of the University of Kassel, analyzes the mutual interdependence between higher education and the MDG’s in Kosovo. Analyzing the current situation of the MDG’s in that country, the author makes a call to the government for further involving the University of Prishtina as a...
  • Higher education institutions have always played an important role in the development of their respective regions. In this article, Francisco Marmolejo, the Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, states that this contribution cannot, nor indeed...
  • Several of the most pressing problems and challenges faced by humankind were identified in 2000 as Millennium Development Goals. World governments made a commitment to meet these goals by 2015. To what extent are these goals a subject of concern for higher education? Should higher education...
  • University cooperation is rapidly changing its identity.
  • Although the Bologna process is not without faults, it can be of interest to nations outside Europe. The model on which the European Higher Education Area was based may provide inspiration for other parts of the world. On the African continent, where higher education is a major area of hope for...
  • Participatory processes have been identified as one of the most powerful engines to provoke real transformations in higher education institutions, in order to help them, and those with whom they engage, face the growing demands and challenges of an increasingly globalized and environmentally...
  • All over the world, those who shape and fund higher education systems are engaged in a dramatic period of reform. Their interests have converted higher education into a priority sector within society, relevant for the productive sector and capable of leading the economic, social and human...
  • As higher education worldwide leans towards privatisation and universities focus on increasing their market value through commercialisation, a movement that promotes openness, free access to learning resources, and emphasises the social function of higher education is growing rapidly. Open...
  • As the Talloires Declaration states, institutions of higher education “do not exist in isolation from society, nor from the communities in which they are located. Instead, they carry a unique obligation to listen, understand, and contribute to social transformation and development”. In this article...
  • In 2001, the project "Universidad Construye País" (University Builds Country) was launched in Chile. Its aim was to carry out coordinated, joint social responsibility activities in the country’s universities. One of the people behind this project is the rector of the Catholic University of Temuco,...
  • Dr. Alex Ryan and Professor Daniella Tilbury, University of Gloucestire, present a review on Sustainability in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Developments, challenges, and prospects, a special issue published by the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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