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Didactic Strategies to Promote Competencies in Sustainability

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Madrid)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • University of Cadiz
  • Universidad de Salamanca
  • Universidad de Sevilla

Higher education is a principal agent for addressing the sustainable development goals proposed by the 2030 Agenda, because of its key mission of knowledge generation, teaching and social innovation for ...


Implementing Competence Orientation: Towards Constructively Aligned Education for Sustainable Development in University-Level Teaching-And-Learning

  • University of Bern

The call for integration of competences in tertiary education for sustainable development (ESD) has been heard. Helpful competence models for ESD are available but little exists about how to put ...


Scaffolding Applied Learning and Sustainable Development Goals in the Furman University Sustainability Science Program

  • Furman University (SC)

The Furman University (Greenville, SC) Sustainability Science Bachelor of Science degree curriculum requires two introductory courses (Environmental Science, Sustainability Science), three intermediate courses (Human Systems, Social Systems, Dynamic Systems Modeling ...


A Grounded Theory of Education for Sustainability in the Postsecondary Classroom

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The movement incorporating sustainability into the academic mission of higher education has grown quickly in the last few decades. At the same time, vast interpretations of sustainability exist as institutions ...


Prepared to Teach for Sustainable Development? Student Teachers’ Beliefs in Their Ability to Teach for Sustainable Development

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The importance of embedding education for sustainable development has been emphasised over many years. At the same time, there has been a massive call for initial teacher education to provide ...


Interdisciplinary Responses to Climate Change in the University Classroom

  • Husson University (ME)

This case report describes a novel bridge course developed by the authors, entitled, What If They're Right? Individual Responses to Climate Change. The course challenges university students to experiment ...


Devising a Competence-Based Training Program for Educators of Sustainable Development: Lessons Learned

  • University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze - UniFI (Italy)
  • Tallinn University
  • Frederick University

Over recent decades, education policy has been preoccupied with economic growth while paying insufficient heed to global sustainability challenges. International initiatives to promote education for sustainable development (ESD) have been ...


Sustainability on campus: knowledge creation through social and environmental reporting

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Heriot-Watt University

This study contributes to the debate on sustainability in higher education through a project conducted in a single Scottish university that incorporated sustainability into undergraduate accounting education through the application ...


Holistic competence orientation in sustainability-related study programmes: lessons from implementing transdisciplinary student team research in Colombia, China, Mexico and Nicaragua

  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Universidad Autónoma Chapingo

This article contributes with a tested transdisciplinary learning format to the discussion about strategies to increase regional relevance and competence orientation of higher education in the fields of sustainability and ...


Influence of sustainability scholarship on competencies – an empirical evidence

  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University (Victoria)

Purpose Curricula is developing from a pure knowledge-based outcome to a more skill-based outcome, with the objective of creating and advancing competencies that meet employer expectations. While the new Sustainable ...


Key competencies, complex systems thinking, and economics education for sustainability

  • Anglia Ruskin University

The concept of key competencies is an important element of education for sustainability. The cornerstone of key competencies is complex systems thinking. Most who argue for the integration of key ...


Accounting education, democracy and sustainability: taking divergent perspectives seriously

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • Victoria University of Wellington

How might accounting educators foster greater awareness of, and facilitate democratic dialogue about, divergent socio-political perspectives regarding sustainability? Rather than focusing on business perspectives that emphasise a 'business case' approach ...


Resilience and Pedagogy: Learning From International Field Studies in Urban Resilience in Canada and Germany

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Technical University of Dortmund

What impact does an immersive, international field school experience have on learning about urban resilience; and conversely, what impact does a framing concept of urban resilience have on international field ...


Sustainability in Higher Education: Perceptions of Social Responsibility among University Students

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Many construction-related training and education programs in the United States have now embraced the concept of sustainability, offering sustainable construction courses that highlight sustainable design and construction practices. These courses ...


Leading by listening, learning by doing: modeling democratic approaches to conservation leadership in graduate education

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Universidad Veracruzana
  • Technological Institute of Ursulo Galván

Conservation professionals are increasingly called on to adopt democratic approaches that integrate public concerns and diverse societal voices yet are not taught how to do so. We use a case ...


How to Cultivate an Environmentally Responsible Maker? A CPS Approach to a Comprehensive Maker Education Model

  • National Taiwan University
  • National Taichung University of Science and Technology

Environmental education is intended to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and enhance individuals’ problem-solving and decision-making skills by tackling problems in the real world. “Maker education,” on ...


Think outside the European box: Identifying sustainability competencies for a base of the pyramid context

  • Wageningen University

The complex and global nature of unsustainability requires concerted efforts of sustainability change agents from developed and developing countries all over the world. Various attempts have been made to define ...


A Sustainability Theme for Introductory Programming Courses

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Sustainability is an important topic for modern college and universities, many of whom are actively promoting sustainable practices and integration of sustainability topics into course curricula. The inclusion of socially-relevant ...


Transforming higher education through trickster-style teaching

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

This article utilizes theoretical inquiry to examine the need for transforming conventional, industrial-scientific, higher education curriculum and pedagogy. In recognition of the scale and urgency of the changes necessary to ...


Can Education for Sustainable Development Change Entrepreneurship Education to Deliver a Sustainable Future?

An objective of the European Union’s Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is to address high levels of youth unemployment in Europe by promoting entrepreneurship. Implementing entrepreneurship education in schools, colleges ...


Teaching Sustainability in an Accounting Classroom

  • Harding University Main Campus (AR)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Sustainability has become an important issue in the world today for both business and society. As accounting faculty members, it is important that we add aspects of sustainability into accounting ...


Towards a Rubric for Stimulating and Evaluating Sustainable Learning

  • Wageningen University

Preparing students for dealing with sustainability issues is a challenge in the field of education. This is a challenge because we don’t know exactly what we are educating for ...


Chemistry of Sustainable Products: Filling the Business Void in Green-Chemistry Curricula

  • Bentley University (MA)

There is a need for more courses that directly address the role business plays in the development of new products and technology. This is particularly true in the areas of ...


Green-washing or best case practices? Using circular economy and Cradle to Cradle case studies in business education

  • The Hague University of Applied Science

Closed loop or ‘circular’ production systems known as Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle represent a unique opportunity to radically revise the currently wasteful system of production. One of the ...


Applying the ESD approach in textile and apparel education

  • University of Central Missouri (MO)
  • Cornell University (NY)

Purpose The purpose of this study was to provide more information about the effectiveness of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) approach in textiles and apparel by applying it to ...


The Biomimicry Institute

  • Biomimicry Institute (MT)

The Biomimicry Institute utilizes sustainable models from nature to develop creative solutions to modern sustainability issues. The institute offers educational resources to educators, organizations, and individuals. The Institute offers aims ...

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MS in Sustainability Science

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

Montclair State University Sustainability programs lead the way in New Jersey in integrating natural and physical science with social science, economics, policy and project management to prepare sustainability professionals and ...

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Combined BS/MS in Sustainability Science

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

With one additional year of study you can earn both your BS and MS degrees. Students take 12 credits of graduate-level coursework in the senior “ swing year,” which are applied ...

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BS in Sustainability Science

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

The Sustainability Science program is housed in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, but takes advantage of expertise across campus including the College of Science and Mathematics, College of ...

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Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability provides students with exposure to sustainability issues in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business management, law, and policy. The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability is ...

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Sustainability (JD/MA)

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

The Sustainability Graduate Programs and Wake Forest University School of Law JD/MA in Sustainability Dual Degree Programs provide students a pathway for succeeding in professional roles where legal scholarship ...

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Environmental Minor

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Environmental Program faculty believe that most students who are interested in studying in the environmental areas are best served by pursuing a core major partnered with rigorous courses constituting an ...

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Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment Certificate

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

This United Nations (UN) Environment affiliated postgraduate diploma will provide existing or future water professionals with the necessary knowledge to design and implement freshwater quality monitoring and assessment programmes. The ...

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Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The MSc in Applied Environmental Geology combines a core focus of hydrogeology/contaminated land and engineering geology (30 credits) with advanced modules in applied geophysics, geoinformatics, environmental monitoring and assessment ...

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Environmental and Natural Resources Law (LLM)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law) is a new programme which takes advantage of a concentration of legal expertise in the field at the School of Law, University College ...

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Sustainable Energy (MEngSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

UCC have developed a Masters in Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy, in recognition of the growing international market for sustainable energy systems and the shortage of qualified engineers. This programme ...

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Co-operative and Social Enterprise (MSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field, the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise is designed with ...

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Sociology of Development and Globalisation (MA)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The innovative MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.

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Planning and Sustainable Development (MPlan)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The Master’s Degree in Planning and Sustainable Development (MPlan) is an internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited master’s course in spatial planning and development for cities, regions, towns, rural areas, and neighbourhoods ...

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Geography (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The Geography BSc provides insights into the links between the physical, human and environmental processes on planet Earth and explores the major issues facing society in the 21st century, such ...

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Environmental Science (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

Environmental Science is the study of physical, chemical and biological processes of the Earth and of human interactions with these processes. It uses a multi-disciplinary perspective to consider approaches to ...

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Earth Science (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

Earth Science investigates the functioning, development and use of Earth’s physical environment and involves the study of its atmosphere and oceans, its surface processes, and its crust and interior ...

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Applied Plant Biology (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

Applied Plant Biology (APB) involves using plants to generate new products, such as foods, pharmaceuticals, or biofuels or processes, to solve environmental problems including food security and dwindling natural resources.

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Ecology and Environmental Biology (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The BSc Ecology and Environmental Biology degree is the only one of its kind in Ireland. The course was established in response to the increasing awareness of environmental and wildlife ...

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Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering (BE)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

Civil, Structural and Environmental engineers design, construct and operate a wide range of environmental infrastructure, vital to the needs of a modern economy. All the infrastructure around us, including roads ...

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International Development and Food Policy (BSc)

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The BSc International Development and Food Policy is the first undergraduate programme in Ireland to have a primary focus on international development, particularly on the countries of the global south ...

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Environmental and Occupational Health Science (MS)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science a research degree that prepares students for research and program management in companies, laboratories, and policy-making organizations. It ...

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Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (MPH)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences trains students in the areas of exposure and risk assessment, environmental and occupational toxicity and injury, risk ...

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Environmental Planning Concentration in Urban Planning & Policy (MUPP)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) department is one of the largest graduate planning programs in the nation and the only accredited planning program in the Chicago area. This sustainability-focused ...

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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Growth in the world’s population continues to put increasing pressure on resources that must be met in a sustainable way. Environmental Engineering is the field of engineering that employs ...

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