1st Edition

Higher Education and Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

    342 Pages
    by CRC Press

    342 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book provides descriptions of experiences from research and educational sustainability projects and the role HEIs can play together with contributions presenting a variety of initiatives showing how SDGs are being implemented.

    The book promotes the theoretical and practical understanding on this thematic and disseminates knowledge and international research and cooperation.

    Contributions cover the role of SDGs in advancing implementation of sustainable development, sustainability in higher education, the role of universities in sustainable development, new paths towards sustainable development and e-learning contributions.


    Focuses on theoretical and practical understanding on Sustainability, Higher Education and SDGs to disseminate knowledge and promote research and cooperation 

    Includes lessons learned from sustainability research and educational challenges presenting case studies, technological developments, outputs of research and studies, best practices and examples of successful projects

    Discusses relevant and international perspectives on sustainability, higher education and SGDs

    Presents local and international contributions on a variety of initiatives showing how SDGs are being implemented

    Education and the Sustainable Development Goals. Higher Education Institutions and the SDGs. The Role Higher Education Institutions Can Play. Opportunities for Tackling Societal Challenges. The Need for Coordinated Action. Challenges for Higher Education Institutions.


    Ulisses M Azeiteiro is a Senior Professor (Associate Professor with Aggregation / Habilitation and Tenure) and Coordinator of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Assets Unit from the Biology Department and Integrated Member/Senior Researcher of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro in Portugal. His main interests are the Impacts of Climate Change in the Marine Environment (Biology and Ecology of Global Change) and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development (Social and Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change). He has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 200 publications, including books, book chapters, special Issues of scientific journals and papers in refereed journals.

    J. Paulo Davim received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 80 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences.