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Sustainable Development Goals Series

Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education

Editors: Nhamo, Godwell, Mjimba, Vuyo (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into higher education curricula
  • Presents implementations of the SDGs in various university teaching and learning as well as research and development practices
  • Offers applications and examples of how SDG studies promote technological innovations on campuses and in communities they operate
  • Addresses how SDGs oriented education is an opportunity for addressing persistent environmental degradation challenges.
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About this book

This volume brings together both theoretical and case study based contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), presenting an impactful combination of authors from both developing and developed countries. While most current publications addressing the SDGs and education focus on sustainable development in general and specific topics such as climate change or energy, this book attempts to accelerate the localisation of the SDGs by presenting opportunities and innovations offered in various universities and campuses regarding SDGs localisation. The book seeks to provide an important contribution to the global dialogue on IHE and the SDGs, and will be of interest to academics and researchers engaged in the SDGs and education, as well as government agencies and other interested stakeholders. 

The book focuses on curriculum and learning matters, research and development as well as community engagement. Case studies detail the integration of SDGs in academic and professional development, new approaches to implementing sustainability science instruction, improvements in teaching practices to enhance teacher competence, and responsible management education. Additional focus is placed on the alignment of the SDGs in higher education with the other goals, emphasizing technological innovation for improved human health and environmental management, and climate change policies and action plans. Interdisciplinary solutions for pressing environmental problems are also provided, making sure that no one is left behind in realising these global development goals.

About the authors

Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana (Botswana) and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).

Vuyo Mjimba is a Chief Research Specialist and the Head of the Sustainable Development Programme at the Africa Institute of South Africa in the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. He holds a PhD from The Open University (United Kingdom), an MSc from the University of Zimbabwe and a BSc Honours from the National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Context: SDGs and Institutions of Higher Education

    Pages 1-13

    Nhamo, Godwell (et al.)

  • Towards Realising SDGs in the University of Helsinki

    Pages 15-29

    Korhonen-Kurki, Kaisa (et al.)

  • Higher Education and the Energy Sustainable Development Goal: Policies and Projects from University of South Africa

    Pages 31-48

    Nhamo, Godwell

  • Build It and They Will Come: The Faculty Learning Community Approach to Infusing the Curriculum with Sustainability Content

    Pages 49-60

    Hong, Will

  • Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse: An Education and Awareness Campaign Targeting Minority Groups

    Pages 61-69

    Fernandez, Gabriela (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26157-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26156-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education
Editors
  • Godwell Nhamo
  • Vuyo Mjimba
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26157-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26157-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26156-6
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 212
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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