Sustainability in Higher Education

Sustainability in Higher Education

1st Edition - August 21, 2015

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  • Editor: J. Paulo Davim
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003671
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003756

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Support in higher education is an emerging area of great interest to professors, researchers and students in academic institutions. Sustainability in Higher Education provides discussions on the exchange of information between different aspects of sustainability in higher education. This book includes chapter contributions from authors who have provided case studies on various areas of education for sustainability.

Key Features

  • Focus on sustainability
  • Present studies in aspects related with higher education
  • Explores a variety of educational aspects from an sustainable perspective


Researchers and Students

Table of Contents

  • 1: Putting sustainable development in practice: campus greening as a tool for institutional sustainability efforts

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Role and areas of campus greening
    • 1.3 Overview and evaluation of campus greening efforts
    • 1.4 Discussion
    • 1.5 Lessons learned and needs to be addressed
    • 1.6 Conclusions

    2: Management education for sustainability: deriving learning formats from competence requirements

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 New profession requires profound management education for sustainability
    • 2.3 Corporate change agents for sustainability: competence requirements to manage corporate sustainability
    • 2.4 Learning formats to educate change agents for sustainability
    • 2.5 Conclusion

    3: U.S. and international community-based sustainability projects for deep learning

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Background: high-impact educational practices, deep learning, and stakeholder outcomes
    • 3.3 WPI: interactive qualifying projects
    • 3.4 Interactive community-based projects and deep learning
    • 3.5 Common challenges
    • 3.6 Lessons learned
    • 3.7 Summary and conclusion

    4: Inculcating sustainability among first-year engineering students using cooperative problem-based learning

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 The cooperative problem-based learning model
    • 4.3 Learning environment design in the introduction to engineering course
    • 4.4 Example problem the introduction to engineering course
    • 4.5 Study on the impact of the learning environment
    • 4.6 Conclusion

    5: Sustainability in engineering education: an approach to reach significant learning and character skills

    • Abstract
    • Acknowledgments
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Sustainability in higher engineering education
    • 5.3 A qualitative, longitudinal research of students’ sustainable behavior in a Mexican HEI
    • 5.4 Results and discussion
    • 5.5 Concluding remarks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2015
  • Published: August 21, 2015
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003671
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003756

About the Editor

J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is also an honorary professor in several universities/colleges in China, India and Spain. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for the European Research Council (ERC) and other international research agencies as well as an examiner of Ph.D. theses for many universities in different countries. He is the editor-in-chief of several international journals, guest editor of several journals, series editor for Elsevier’s Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering book series, and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 150 books and as author (and co-author) more than 15 books, 100 book chapters and 500 articles in journals and conferences. He has published more than 280 articles in prestigious journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

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