Steps toward sustainability in higher education institutions: Management practices on focus.

University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to assess the state of management effortstowards sustainability in higher education institutions. The analysis isbased on two main sources of data. On the one hand an analysis of theperformance level of one institution using single case study. On the otherhand a secondary analysis of case-studies from around the globe.Sustainability its being integrated into management objectives in highereducation institutions. The analysis shows that sustainability-orientedpractices are being developed in complex ways due to its variety of contextsof application. This research provides a state of the art regardingsustainability in higher education institutions. It has the potential to aid anyorganization to better reflect, incorporate and institutionalise sustainabilityrelated concepts. However, this research is limited by the time and fundingto be able to analyse a global phenomenon.

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