Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability

Higher Education Institutions can play a significant role in building a sustainable paradigm. They may help in facing local and global challenges, facilitating society to answer major global challenges. Their vision and action could be reinforced with a role review towards the creation and distribution of socially relevant knowledge in education and research, and in relationship with communities. They can support, en even anticipate, ways for action to play a proactive and committed role in rebuilt societies.

  • Interview

    "We need an all-encompassing pedagogy"
    In this interview, Angélica Olvera, Academic and Educational Research Director for the CUDEC Group (Mexico) explains the concept of systemic pedagogy and its application to higher education.

  • Walter Leal Filho

    In this interview Walter Leal Filho, Senior Professor at London Metropolitan University, UK and head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, explains that Education for Sustainability is about educating people to better...

  • Article
    'Deans have a unique role in driving sustainability transformations at universities. By linking top-down and bottom-up efforts, they serve both as connecting pins and amplifiers...
  • The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want
    News on Higher Education

    The times call for pedagogies that cultivate integrated knowledge and global citizenship, yet we continue to educate for a world we don’t want. In...

  • The Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development
    News on Higher Education

    The 2.800 participants at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development have adopted the Berlin Declaration on Education...

  • News on Higher Education

    Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development is the fifth in UNESCO’s Education on the Move series, which reviews...

  • Carl Lindberg

    In this interview, Carl Lindberg, Member of the UNESCO High-Level Panel on Education of Sustainable Development (ESD) and Special Advisor to the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO on ESD, reflects upon the role of higher education institutions in sustainable development and the importance to...

  • Interview

    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...



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