University Partnerships for Sustainable Development Vol: 20

Enakshi Sengupta
The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Taisir Subhi Yamin
The International Centre for Innovation and Education, Germany

Product Details
19 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
208 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


The role of universities is not restricted to merely the exchange of knowledge, they are also responsible for playing a leading role in society. Universities have often come out of isolation to accommodate and facilitate social change, actively engaging in their communities. In order to be socially engaged and effective universities must work closely with industry, non-governmental, and non-profit bodies to identify societal needs and address them productively, working towards achieving common goals and objectives. This volume explores various facets of the Sustainable Development Goals and how well universities have been able to integrate those goals into their curriculum, and institutionalize those goals into their strategic plans and institutional culture. Authors from Nigeria, sub Saharan Africa, Italy and the Middle East have elaborated how to achieve this in the face of shifting expectations, student debt, and graduate mobility.
Part 1. Institutionalizing Sustainable Development Goals. 
Chapter 1. Introduction to University Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Taisir Subhi Yamin 
Chapter 2. Globalization and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Akanji, Ajibola Anthony 
Chapter 3. University Partnership for Sustainable Development: Cătălin Popescu and Lazăr Avram 
Chapter 4. The Global Learning Partnership - An Experimental Learning Model: Jessica Lees, Louisa Remedios, Inosha Bimali, Carolyn Cracknell, Gillian Webb, Josefine Teckelborg, Rahul Kalia and Srijana Gautam 
Chapter 5. Campus As Lab: Rachelle L. Haddock and Caroline E. Savage 
Chapter 6. Sustainable Development of Environmental Management Systems for Higher Education Institutions: Juliette M. O’Keeffe, Edward Simpson, M. Ehsan Jorat and Margi Vilnay 
Chapter 7. Educating Students On The Global Goals: Louisa Remedios, Jessica Lees, Carolyn Cracknell, Victoria Burns, Manuel Perez-Jimenez, Alejandro Banegas-Lagos, Susanne Brokop and Gillian Webb 
Part 2. Roles of Universities in Promoting Sustainability 
Chapter 8. The Aga Khan University and the Sustainable Development Goals: Tashmin Khamis and Anil Khamis 
Chapter 9. Evolving University Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Christopher Hill and Razan Neweiran 
Chapter 10. Sustainable Development Within Health and Social Care Education: Jessica Mills, Heather Baid, Alison Taylor and Tania Wiseman 
Chapter 11. Case Study: Thomas R. Hudspeth
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of HETL, USA. She is also the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CARE). 

Patrick Blessinger is adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University, USA. He is also a chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association. 

Taisir Subhi Yamin is General Director of the International Centre for Innovation in Education, Germany.
“This book provides practical and real-life solutions to attain the goal of sustainable development. It gives us food for thought to all the stakeholders who are striving to achieve a sustainable world.” - Narendra Singh Chaudhary, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, India

“The contributors of this book have sensibly covered the pedagogical approach, leading assessment practices and community learning. This book is a complete refuge to teaching and learning practices for a sustainable world.” - Damini Saini, University of Lucknow, India

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