The Implementation of Sustainable Development in the Nordic Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Meeri Karvinen, Ullika Lundgren, Helena Mälkki, Jaana Sorvari

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaChapterScientificvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Education has a key role in sustainable future. Due to their high societal impact,
universities are challenged to take a leadership role in promoting sustainability.
Although many Nordic HEIs have made efforts to integrate sustainability into
their operations, the current status of sustainability has remained unexplored.
This paper describes how the Nordic HEIs have studied the status of
sustainability by implementing a joint project in the Rio+20 framework. The
project included a wide survey on the implementation of Rio+20 goals targeted
to the university staff, and three interactive workshops on drivers, indicators and
implementation. The results provide an insight on how the Nordic HEIs
implement sustainability, highlighting the key drivers, barriers and ways to
promote sustainability. Finally, the project recognized and initiated new topics
for collaboration around indicators and sustainability literacy to assure the
continuity of the intensive collaboration between Nordic universities. This paper
encourages universities globally to find areas for collaboration and to strive
together to reach more sustainable societies.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoHandbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education
AlaotsikkoWorld Sustainability Series
ToimittajatW. Leal Filho, Mark Mifsud, Chris Shiel, Rudi Pretorius
KustantajaSpringer
Sivut169-187
Vuosikerta3
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-319-47895-1
ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-47894-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - jouluk. 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Julkaisusarja

NimiWorld Sustainability Series
KustantajaSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (elektroninen)2199-7373

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