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Sustainable and Solidary Education

Reflections and Practices

Edited By Monica Tilea, Oana-Adriana Duţă and Alina Stela Reşceanu

This volume of thematic studies offers multifaceted interpretations of education for sustainable and solidary development (ESSD). It is a joint work of academics, teachers and researchers covering the domain of education from the perspective of economy, social sciences, language studies, communication and pedagogy. The authors propose a range of reflections and empirical studies which refer to: various means and methods for an effective teaching/learning process; transversal skills related to ESSD; and the importance of financial resources and quality assurance in education. The unitary and original endeavour of this volume establishes a common meeting point for devising up-to-date methods and practices across disciplines, with a view to supporting sustainable and solidary education.

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A Higher Education Perspective on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Anca Tănasie / Magnús Árni Skjöld Magnússon)

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Anca Tănasie, Magnús Árni Skjöld Magnússon

A Higher Education Perspective on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract: Higher education is a major contributor to achieving economic growth, but also sustainable development. How committed is the European educational system to this goal? Education policies and their focus on performance-based financing could provide such an answer. The Romanian and Icelandic higher education policies were analysed using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point in order to find out how embedded they are into national higher education policies, promoted by national governments through quality assessment mechanisms and provided with the support of financing mechanisms.

Keywords: higher education, policy, sustainability, quality assessment, financing mechanisms.

1. Introduction

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