Higher Education and Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Higher Education and Sustainability

Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, 1st Edition

Edited by Ulisses Manuel de Miranda Azeiteiro, J. Paulo Davim

CRC Press

344 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-09-13
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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.


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

        Includes lessons learned from research, field projects, and best practice examples pertaining to sustainability, higher education and devoted to supporting the implementation of the SDGs.

        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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Higher Education and Sustainability

This new series fosters information exchange and discussion on higher education for sustainability and related aspects, namely academic staff and student initiatives, campus design for sustainability, curriculum development for sustainability, global green standards: ISO 14000, green computing, green engineering education, index of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency, strategic sustainable development, sustainability policies, sustainability reports, etc. The series will also provide information on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies, and applications of higher education for sustainability. It aims to communicate the latest developments and thinking as well as the latest research activity relating to higher education, namely engineering education.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General