World Sustainability Series

Transformative Approaches to Sustainable Development at Universities

Working Across Disciplines

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter (Ed.)

  • A highly interesting theme: sustainability in higher education
  • A wide range of authors from 21 countries
  • A strong interdisciplinary focus, raising interest in the social sciences, life sciences and education sectors
  • A balanced combination of research, projects and teaching experiences, of interest to a wide academic audience
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36045-4
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About this book

This book documents and disseminates experiences from a wide range of universities, across the five continents, which showcase how the principles of sustainable development may be incorporated as part of university programmes, and present transformatory projects and programmes, showing how sustainability can be implemented across disciplines. Sustainability in a higher education context is a fast growing field. Thousands of universities across the world have signed declarations or have committed themselves to integrate the principles of sustainable development in their activities: teaching, research and extension, and many more will follow.

Reviews

“It provides some critical insights to bridge the gap between the revolution of sustainability studies and the actual actions and practices that could be followed to stimulate these studies in order to create positive impact for the future generations. … this book could be a useful guide to sustainability researchers, professionals and practitioners. … this book represents an informative input to sustainability knowledge in HEIs that could be used to develop more critical research avenues in different university and organisations.” (Mohamed Saeudy, Environmental Development and Sustainability, Vol. 17, 2015)


Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education: Reviewing Needs

    Leal Filho, Walter

    Pages 3-12

  • The Matter of Geography in Education for Sustainable Development: The Case of Danish University Geography

    Grindsted, Thomas Skou

    Pages 13-24

  • James Cook University’s Holistic Response to the Sustainable Development Challenge

    Macgregor, Colin J.

    Pages 25-40

  • Triple Bottom Line: An Academic Perspective on Sustainability Practices and Accountability

    Saeudy, Mohamed

    Pages 41-53

  • Engineering Education for Sustainable Industries: Approach, Implementation and Accreditation

    Staniškis, Jurgis Kazimieras (et al.)

    Pages 55-74

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08837-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08836-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36045-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transformative Approaches to Sustainable Development at Universities
Book Subtitle
Working Across Disciplines
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08837-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08837-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08836-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36045-4
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 603
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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