Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainability Integration

  • Maria ZyulyaevaEmail author
  • Elena Pertceva
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_304

Introduction

As society experiences an increased interest and anxiety related to sustainability initiatives, all institutions bear the responsibility of helping society respond to the challenges of SD (Sustainable Development) (Lozano et al. 2013). Over the last few decades, a growing number of declarations and charters have emerged which state that HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) play a significant role in promoting SD. Lozano (2011) selected the main elements and themes of the declarations, charters, and partnerships: (i) focus on environmental degradation, threats to society, and unsustainable consumption; (ii) ethical or moral obligation of university leaders and faculties to work towards sustainable societies, including the intergenerational perspective; (iii) inclusion of SD throughout the curricula in all disciplines; (iv) encouragement of SD research; (v) move towards more sustainability-orientated university operations; (vi) collaboration with other universities; (vii)...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Project ManagementNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Madhavi Venkatesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA