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Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons

Leal Filho, Walter (ed.)

Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons

Series: Umweltbildung, Umweltkommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit / Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability - Volume 34

Year of Publication: 2012

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 994 pp., 24 fig., 99 tables, 101 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-62560-6 hb.  (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-3-653-02283-4 (eBook)

Weight: 1.700 kg, 3.748 lbs

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Book synopsis

This book, prepared in the context of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, contains the papers submitted to the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2012), which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 5 and 6 June 2012. It pursues the following main aims: to document and disseminate experiences from universities all round the world regarding education for sustainable development; to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects; and to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum of universities. Last but not least, a further aim is to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today, providing a truly global coverage. Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons is a highly comprehensive publication on sustainability in higher education. It is meant to go beyond a description of the current state of knowledge, and shall open the way for new thinking and new horizons in what is a rapidly expanding field, of central interest to both industrialised and developing countries.


Student Visioning of Change through a Geography Course – Arun Prasath Ramaswamy/Gopalsamy Poyyamoli/Muthu Nandhivarman/Golda Arpudhalin Edwin: Green Energy in Higher Educational Institutions for Sustainable Development: Potentials and Challenges in India – Norizan Md. Nor/Salfarina Abd Gapor/Govindran Jegatesen/Hamoon Khelghat-Doost: A Sustainable Strategy for Gauging Rural Vulnerability and Promoting Sustainable Rural and Urban Lifestyles – David Nugent/Lucia Rodríguez/Jairo García: New Approaches in Graduate Education for Sustainable Development: Modalities of Field Training in the Master’s in Development Practice Programs – Ružica Bogdanovic/Ranka Gajic/Svetlana Batarilo: Research of Sustainable Development for a Better Quality City – Linas Kliucininkas/Lars Rydén/Paula Lindroos: The Baltic University Programme: Twenty Years of Experience – Alline Storni/Valentina Castellani/Serenella Sala: Working with Stakeholders for a Successful Research on Sustainable Development – Mihaela Sima/Dan Balteanu/Ines Grigorescu: Connecting Universities and Stakeholders through Integrated Climate Services at Local and Regional Level: The EU-FP7 ECLISE Project Experience – Golda Arpudhalin Edwin/Gopalsamy Poyyamoli/Arun Prasath Ramaswamy/Muthu Nandhivarman: Water Management and Reuse Strategies at Pondicherry University: Sustainable Alternatives – Muthu Nandhivarman/Golda Arpudhalin Edwin/Arun Prasath Ramaswamy/Gopalsamy Poyyamoli: Integrated Organic Kitchen Waste Management for Campus Sustainability: A Case Study of Pondicherry University, India – Lev Karlin/Mikhail Shilin/Tatjana Eremina/Alexandra Ershova/Alexey Suzyumov: Studying Sustainability through Research with the Floating University Program – Moritz A. Drupp/Alejandro Esguerra/Lena Keul/David Löw Beer/Simon Meisch/Felix Roosen-Runge: Change from Below: Student Initiatives for Universities in Sustainable Development – Melissa Goodall/Allison Potteiger: Community Leadership within Universities: A Guide to Sub-institutional Sustainability Planning – Emily Anderson/Kieran M. Findlater/Olivia E. Freeman/Jordan Levine/Cynthia Morinville/Megan Peloso/Lucy Rodina/Gerald Singh/Dawit Tesfamichael/Leila Harris/Hisham Zerriffi: Bridging Disciplinary and Professional Divides to Improve International Development Research at Universities – Walter Leal Filho: Putting Concepts of Sustainable Development into Practice at Higher Education Institutions: Experiences from the SKINT Project – Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas/Marcelo Jasmim Meiriño/Sérgio Luiz Braga França/Valdir de Jesus Lameira/Leonardo Bezerra Pimentel: Fostering Sustainable Development at the Post-Graduate Level: Experiences from LATEC’s Master’s Programme in Systems Management – José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório De Andrade Guerra/Youssef Ahmad Youssef/Veronika Schulte: Towards Sustainable Electricity Generation in Latin America: The Footprint of the REGSA Project – Luis Vargas/Guillermo Jimenez/Manuel Díaz: Case Studies of University Contribution towards the Development of Renewable Energy in Chile – Munguía Nora/Javier Esquer Peralta/Zavala Andrea/Velazquez Luis: The Institutionalization of Sustainability at the University of Sonora Mexico – Eloy F. Casagrande Jr./Bruno V. Kobiski/João Gois/Libia Patricia P. Agudelo: Practical Strategy for Sustainable Development in Education: The Green Office’s Case of the Federal University of Technology of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil – Francisco Bucchi/Martín Jacques-Coper/Pablo Sánchez: Towards a Sustainable Campus at Universidad de Chile: The Key Role of Students – Lisiane Celia Palma/Daniela Rodrigues da Silva: Sustainability as an Integration Proposal for Teaching: A Study of the Pedagogical Projects of the Management Courses at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul(IFRS) – Daniel Conde/Daniel de Álava/Denise Gorfinkiel/Rodrigo Menafra/Ingrid Roche: Sustainable Coastal Management at the Public University in Uruguay: A Southern Cone Perspective – Claudio Senna Venzke/Luis Felipe Nascimento/Luciana Paulo Gomes/Darci Barnech Campani: Environmental Management on University Campuses in Southern Brazil – Oscar Jerez Yañez/Freddy Coronado Martínez/Gabriela Valenzuela Arcuch: A Development Model of Social Responsibility Competencies for Sustainable Development in the School of Economics and Business at the University of Chile – Martín Jacques-Coper/Pablo Sánchez/Ernesto Frodden/Francisco del Campo/José Ignacio Sánchez/Diego Oyarzo/Juan Macías/Francisco Bucchi/Ismael Aguilera: Solar Power to the People: The Solar Energy Workshop at Universidad de Chile – Felipe Rodrigo Horta Jaques/Carolina Andrea Cares Inostroza/Guido Leonardo Olave Reyes: Sustainable Campus Building in Complex Conditions – Gabriela Toledo Román/Oscar Jerez Yañez: Learn How to Manage Sustainability through Designing an Eco-Taxes Proposal.


Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability. Vol. 34
Edited by Walter Leal Filho