Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Local Sustainable Development and Educational Challenges

  • Izabela Simon RampassoEmail author
  • Rosley Anholon
  • Robert Eduardo Cooper-Ordoñez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_4


The challenges for local sustainable development faced by higher educational institutions are the difficulties presented to establish partnerships between these institutions and local communities in order to reach an education for sustainable development focused at local level. These difficulties must be analyzed and overcome.


Sustainability is an emerging theme in the contemporary society. Research advances and discoveries on environmental and social impacts caused by human actions became a central point in discussions about the future, economy, and social welfare (Cronemberger de Araújo Góes and Magrini 2016; Fenney Salkeld 2016; Annan-Diab and Molinari 2017; Ciommi et al. 2017; Wang 2017; Hossain et al. 2018).

Given this context, the role developed by higher education institutions is fundamental to train professionals for the new market needs. These professionals must be capable of critical thinking and sustainable consciousness related to environmental and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Izabela Simon Rampasso
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosley Anholon
    • 2
  • Robert Eduardo Cooper-Ordoñez
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CampinasSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringState University of Campinas, CampinasSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Materials, School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Campinas, CampinasSão PauloBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil