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Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Comprehensively covers the whole spectrum of sustainability in higher education

  • Meets a demand for transdisciplinary publications on sustainability

  • Penetrates markets in Europe, North America and Australasia, supporting the efforts of universities to pursue sustainability

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Table of contents (267 entries)

  1. oikos, International Student Organization for Sustainability in Economics and Management Education

    • Rocío Robinson, Mariam Patsatsia, Katarzyna Negacz, J. Christopher Proctor
  2. Accountability and Sustainable Development

    • Tiffany C. H. Leung, Artie W. Ng
  3. Anthropocene and Sustainable Development

    • Leonardo Freire de Mello, Sara Aparecida de Paula
  4. Art-Based Teaching on Sustainable Development

    • Tony Wall, Eva Österlind, Julia Fries
  5. Arts-Based Approaches for Sustainability

    • Tony Wall, Eva Österlind, Julia Fries
  6. Awareness of Sustainability Issues

    • Marcos Guilherme Raymundo, Carla Matheus, João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel
  7. Behaviour Change for Sustainable Development

    • Kathleen Klaniecki, Katharina Wuropulos, Caroline Persson Hager
  8. Bio-construction Potential for Sustainability in São Paulo, Brazil

    • Caio Cesar Makalski Carvalho, Micheli Kowalczuk Machado, Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
  9. Building Lifecycle and Sustainable Development

    • Tainá Nicolau de Campos, Micheli Kowalczuk Machado, Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
  10. Business Education for Sustainable Development

    • Meredith Storey, Sheila Killian, Philip O’Regan

About this book

This encyclopedia serves as a tool to support universities across the world to implement sustainable development in higher education in a number of key areas, such as:
1. Policy-making,  visioning, structures, management and strategies 
2. Teaching, learning and competencies 
3. Research and transformation 
4. Campus greening, design, operations and carbon impacts
5. Students and stakeholders´  initiatives and involvement
The encyclopedia  will be of special interest to administrators and managers at higher education institutions; academic staff (e.g. lecturers,  professors, researchers); technical staff and students. Also, other groups working outside higher education, but interested on the theory and practice of sustainable development, will find its contents useful.


  • Campus Greening
  • Sustainability at universities
  • Teaching Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Learning
  • transformation to sustainability

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

About the editor

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 400 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals

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