Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Volume 1

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Luciana Brandli
  • Paula Castro
  • Julie Newman

Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sustainability in University Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Esther García-González, Rocío Jiménez-Fontana, Pilar Azcárate Goded, José M. Cardeñoso
      Pages 3-19
    3. S. Boron, K. R. Murray, G. B. Thomson
      Pages 37-51
    4. Elena Escrig-Olmedo, M. Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Raúl León-Soriano, M. Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Juana M. Rivera-Lirio
      Pages 53-68
    5. Britanny E. Reef-Stout, Katalin Medvedev
      Pages 83-101
    6. Bruno Allevato, Suzana Kahn Ribeiro
      Pages 231-241
  3. Implementation of Sustainability in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Tim Forman, Roberta Mutschler, Peter Guthrie, Eleni Soulti, Bryn Pickering, Viktor Byström et al.
      Pages 245-266
    3. Omar Osman, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Kanayathu Koshy, Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad Shabudin
      Pages 267-279
    4. Jéssica Garcia, Issa Ibrahim Berchin, Gabriel Alfredo Alves Zimmer, Maria Eduarda Medeiros da Silveira, Wellyngton da Silva Amorim, Samara da Silva Neiva et al.
      Pages 349-364
    5. B. D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen, David Ervin, Jacob Sherman
      Pages 365-380
    6. Ricardo Gomes, Henrique Pombeiro, Carlos Silva, Paulo Carreira, Miguel Carvalho, Gonçalo Almeida et al.
      Pages 381-398
    7. Petra Molthan-Hill, Helen Puntha, Aldilla Dharmasasmita, Kirsty Hunter, Beverley Lawe
      Pages 399-413
    8. João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro, Samuel Borges Barbosa, Jacir Leonir Casagrande, Simone Sehnem, Issa Ibrahim Berchin, Camilla Gomes da Silva et al.
      Pages 471-486

About this book


This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level.

The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Luciana Brandli
    • 2
  • Paula Castro
    • 3
  • Julie Newman
    • 4
  1. 1.FTZ-ALSHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of Passo Fundo Passo FundoBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Functional EcologyUniversity of Coimbra CoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Office of SustainabilityMassachusetts Institute of Technology CambridgeUSA

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