Sustainable Development and Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Transformation of Learning and Society

  • Zinaida Fadeeva
  • Laima Galkute
  • Clemens Mader
  • Geoff Scott

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Assessment for Transformation — Higher Education Thrives in Redefining Quality Systems

    1. Zinaida Fadeeva, Laima Galkute, Clemens Mader, Geoff Scott
      Pages 1-22
  3. Transformation of Higher Education in Changing Society: Implications for Quality Management

  4. The Meaning and the Role of the Internal Quality Assurance and Its Interplay with External Quality Approaches in Supporting HE Sustainability Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Andreas Raggautz, Kathrin Maier, Thomas Drage, Marlene Mader, Mario Diethart et al.
      Pages 131-152
  5. Quality Management and Facilitating Sustainability Competences and Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Katja Brundiers, Emma Savage, Steven Mannell, Daniel J. Lang, Arnim Wiek
      Pages 196-229
    3. Salfarina Abdul Gapor, Abd Malik Abd Aziz, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Zainal Abidin Sanusi
      Pages 255-281
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-284

About this book


To help address the challenges of sustainable development, higher education institutions must transform themselves, bringing together best practice in quality management for tertiary education with best practice in education for sustainable development. This book provides tested strategies and pathways for undertaking this successfully.


Transformation Change Quality assurance Sustainable development (SD) Higher Education Institution (HEI) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Universities Education Quality management Assessment Evaluation Whole institution approach Quality culture Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Partnerships Stakeholders Holistic approach Competences and capabilities Values Higher education policies Rankings education higher education learning quality quality assurance quality management research sustainability sustainable development university

Editors and affiliations

  • Zinaida Fadeeva
    • 1
  • Laima Galkute
    • 2
  • Clemens Mader
    • 3
    • 4
  • Geoff Scott
    • 5
  1. 1.United Nations UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Vilnius UniversityLithuania
  3. 3.Leuphana University of LüneburgGermany
  4. 4.University of ZurichSwitzerland
  5. 5.University of Western SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49873-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45914-5
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