Sustainability

  • In this interview, Alexei Smirnov speaks about the capacities necessary to work in an increasingly globalized world, as well as his university’s efforts in international relations and some issues facing sustainability in his specific region.
  • In this interview, Mercè Junyent talks about the competencies of Higher Education professionals on sustainability and highlights the least developed competencies and what are the training needs for Higher Education professionals.
  • In this interview Cristina Carballo, from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, explains her vision of the university in Argentina and how the challenges of sustainability and cultural diversity have been addressed.
  • In this interview William Scott, emeritus professor at the University of Bath and director of the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, highlights that students need to be helped in seeing connections between the sustainability-related issues they study formally in their degrees, and...
  • In this interview, Daniel Mato presents the Project “Cultural Diversity, Interculturality and Higher Education" of the International Institute of UNESCO for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), which analyzes the current demands and access conditions of Indigenous and Afro-...
  • Rapid economic growth in Asia strongly affects the ecosystem and has engendered severe environmental problems. To recover from that damage and to realize a sustainable society, environmental experts of great activity are needed. The Graduate School of Environmental Science at Okayama University...
  • The Environmental Sciences Graduate Multidisciplinary Course (MSc & DSc), includes research and formation in five areas: Environmental Assessment; Pollution Prevention and Control; Natural Renewable Resources Management; Environmental Health; and Environmental Management and Policies; in order...
  • The study presented in this paper evaluates the capacity of Ecological Footprint (EF) as an environmental indicator for universities and its suitability to provide useful and most relevant information to the environmental management system (EMS). The study is focus on Polytechnic University of...
  • Widespread awareness of climate change – together with the requirements of new regulations – is triggering professional demands for architects with advanced skills in sustainable environmental design. Regrettably, several pedagogical barriers hinder the comprehensive implementation of environmental...
  • In this article, Velázquez et al. describe the means through which a sustainable education has been nourished by the University of Sonora in Mexico with the inclusion of good practices in education, research, outreach and partnership.
  • In this article, Jahir Calvo from the University of Panama, explains the challenges for Latin America regarding international mobility. It is also noted that the region should strive to give their highly skilled and talented professionals adequate and rewarding conditions to stay as a first choice.
  • In this article Dine Brinkman of the Wageningen University, describes the evolution, tasks and scope of the Team Intercultural Dialogue and explores its relevance and main results.
  • In this article Olga Sheremetova, currently a student in the Master programme Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Kassel, Germany, explains how the Russian Federation is working on the Millennium Development Goals’ implementation.
  • On October 17, the ‘Big Tent’ group of regional and global community engagement networks held their second global video dialogue. The PASCAL International Observatory at the University of Glasgow hosted the event with Rajesh Tandon, GACER Chair and PRIA President and Michael Osborne, PASCAL...
  • In this article Tarah Wright from Dalhousie University in Canada presents a condensed version of the regional report on Canada and USA included in the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World 4.
  • The Big Tent Group invites the academy community to the third global dialogue to discuss how universities and communities can work together to make the transition to a sustainable world.
  • In this article Ko Nomura and Osamu Abe, from Nagoya University and Rikkyo University, Japan, present a condensed version of the regional article on Asia and the Pacific included in the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World 4.
  • In this article Orlando Sáenz and Javier Benayas from University of Applied and Environmental Sciences, Colombia and the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain respectively, present a condensed version of the regional article on Latin America and The Caribbean included in the GUNi Report Higher...
  • In this article, Valentin Tappeser from Maastricht University presents the Maastricht University Green Office, a student-led department that develops sustainability projects by students, staff and faculty, as a successful example of how empowering students can be a productive and major stride to...
  • This article describes the content and implications of the latest GUNi Report, which aims to stimulate serious and profound thought, opening opportunities that should be jointly analyzed, discussed and hopefully used by academics, university leaders, policymakers and members of civil society and...

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