Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Volume 3

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Mark Mifsud
  • Chris Shiel
  • Rudi Pretorius

Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sustainability Models and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lorraine Lander
      Pages 47-58
    3. Lisa Botero, Michael Bossert, Ursula Eicker, Jan Cremers, Nansi Palla, Christiane Schoch
      Pages 73-88
    4. Vincent Richard, Daniel Forget, Noémie Gonzalez-Bautista
      Pages 133-147
    5. John E. Petersen, Daniel Rosenberg Daneri, Cindy Frantz, Md Rumi Shammin
      Pages 149-168
    6. Meeri Karvinen, Ullika Lundgren, Helena Mälkki, Jaana Sorvari
      Pages 169-187
  3. Implementation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Theam Foo Ng, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad Shabudin, Mohd Sayuti Hassan, Marlinah Muslim, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim
      Pages 191-207
    3. Eveliina Asikainen, Sannamari Hellman, Lotta Parjanen, Marika Puputti, Saana Raatikainen, Marjut Schroderus
      Pages 257-273
    4. Luciana Londero Brandli, Amanda Lange Salvia, Marcos Antonio Leite Frandoloso, Walter Leal Filho
      Pages 275-290
    5. Peter Walker, Sandra Mendler
      Pages 307-327
    6. Michael C. Cavallaro, Martin Boucher, Toddi A. Steelman
      Pages 329-342
    7. Omar Osman, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Kanayathu Koshy, Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad Shabudin
      Pages 377-390
    8. Carlos Mataix, Sara Romero, Javier Mazorra, Jaime Moreno, Xosé Ramil, Leda Stott et al.
      Pages 391-408

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
  • Mark Mifsud
    • 2
  • Chris Shiel
    • 3
  • Rudi Pretorius
    • 4
  1. 1.FTZ-ALSHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Environmental Education and ResearchUniversity of Malta MsidaMalta
  3. 3.Life and Environmental ScienceBournemouth UniversityPooleUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Geography (Science campus, Florida)University of South Africa JohannesburgSouth Africa

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