Sustainability in Higher Education: Moving from understanding to action, breaking barriers for transformation


Finding an adequate response to the challenges posed by (un)sustainability is a major challenge for higher education institutions (HEIs). The aim of this paper is to discuss the barriers or difficulties that prevent HEIs from finding such a response and to suggest ways of overcoming them. 

Jesús Granados-Sánchez, Arjen E.J. Wals, Dídac Ferrer-Balas, Tom Waas, Mireia Imaz, Stefan Nortier, Magdalena Svantröm , Hilligje Van’t Land and Gerardo Arriaga
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government