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The issue of sustainability in a higher education context is, to some extent, a recent theme. Since over 600 universities worldwide have committed themselves towards sustainability by signing international agreements and conventions such as the Bologna Charter, The Halifax Declaration, the Talloires Declaration and the Copernicus Charter for Sustainable Development, the journal provides a vital outlet for this emerging research field. More recently, the "Agenda 2030" agreed by the UN General Assembly in November 2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean that higher education institutions should, more than ever, engage on the implementation of sustainable development across all subject areas.

Cooperation partners: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the German Consortium for Sustainability Research (DEKONA).

ISSN: 1467-6370
eISSN: 1467-6370

Aims and scope

The aim of International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is to provide up-to-date information on new developments and trends on sustainability in a higher education context, and to catalyse networking and information exchange on sustainable development as a whole, and on the SDGs in particular, on a global basis.

Authors are invited to submit papers from the following areas:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Curricular innovation
  • Campus greening
  • Operational aspects of universities
  • Energy, water, recycling, waste management
  • Planning and design of campuses
  • Environmental reports
  • Environmental policies and action plans
  • Staff and student initiatives
  • Other themes associated to the above or emerging topics will also be considered

The journal is designed to be an international forum, relevant not only to people working in the academic sector, but also to practitioners, consultants and professional writers concerned with, and working in the field of sustainable development.

This journal is aligned with our quality education for all goal

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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