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Sustainable development and higher education institutions: A challenge to fulfill

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Published: 2021-07-12

Authors

Raquel Fleig

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1934-6936

Iramar Baptistella do Nascimento

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1268-2777

Mario Sergio Michaliszyn

Universidade Positivo

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3463-0257

Keywords: Sustainability; University; Sustainable Development; College Education

Abstract

Public educational policies, together with the university, expand subsidies to civilizational progress and national development. Around the world, universities began to participate in actions aimed at meeting the goals of Sustainable Development driven by initiatives supported by the United Nations. This article aims to identify, through scientific bibliography, the implementation of the theme: sustainable development in higher education institutions in several countries. This is an integrative review, carried out on the databases: Web of Science and Scopus. The descriptors and strategies used to search the databases were: sustainability AND universities AND sustainable development AND higher education; the terms translated into English and the Boolean 'OR' were used for all descriptors. After evaluating the selection criteria, a total of 34 articles were selected for the study. The results have shown that the practice of including the theme develops slowly and progressively in higher education institutions. It is concluded that sustainable development is a theme that requires multidisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and interdisciplinarity since it adds the need for knowledge and attitudes that enhance work between managers and teachers in the academic scenario. The partnership between universities, government, and companies can be an essential factor in the integration of sustainable development in higher education institutions, mainly in developing countries, and that many studies and advances are necessary for sustainable development to be carried out within a dynamic conception in universities.

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Author Biographies

Raquel Fleig

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Doutoranda em Planejamento Territorial e Desenvolvimento Socioambiental - Gestão Ambiental na Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC). Mestre em Engenharia de Produção – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Especialista em Educação e Pedagoga. Professora Efetiva na Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC)/Brasil.

Iramar Baptistella do Nascimento

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Doutor em Saúde e Meio Ambiente da Universidade da Região de Joinville (UNIVILLE). Mestre em Engenharia de Produção na Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Especialista em Educação e Fisioterapeuta. Professor Efetivo na Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC)/Brasil

Mario Sergio Michaliszyn

Universidade Positivo

Doutor e Mestre em Ciências Sociais - Antropologia na Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP). Graduado em Ciências Sociais. Professor Titular da Universidade Positivo (Curitiba/Paraná)/Brasil.

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Published: 2021-07-12

How to Cite

Fleig, R., do Nascimento, I. B., & Michaliszyn, M. S. (2021). Sustainable development and higher education institutions: A challenge to fulfill. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(January - July), 95. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.5640