20 novembre 2018

Leading role for universities in fight for sustainability

By Dag Rune Olsen. The role of universities is crucial if we are to hope to reach all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Universities provide the best research-based knowledge and opportune platforms for much needed partnerships – all decisive factors for the global goals. More...

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18 novembre 2018

Europe and North America Education 2030 consultation

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe event will provide a platform to review progress on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The outcome of this consultation will contribute to discussions at the Global Education Meeting 2018 (Brussels, 3-5 December 2018). More...

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Getting private resources on board for sustainable development

GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL! The frenzied celebration that reverberates across the globe, every time a goal is scored, reflects the seemingly universal passion for football – be it the FIFA World Cup, the Champions League or any other national or local leagues. More...

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08 novembre 2018

That Fiscal Sustainability Report

By Alex Usher. A few weeks ago, the Parliamentary Budget Office put out a report (available here) on the sustainability of public finances.  It’s an excellent little report, with some key implications for post-secondary institutions across the country.  Today, I will discuss  two points in particular. More...

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30 septembre 2018

JAGGAER higher ed customers lead in 2018 AASHE National Sustainability Index

University Business Magazine logoJAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, announces that over 25 its customers are cited as top performing institutions across multiple sustainability impact areas in the just released Sustainable Campus Index (SCI), published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). More...

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27 septembre 2018

Australia has the wealth to ensure a sustainable future, but too many people are being left behind

The ConversationThe purpose of our social, economic and political systems is to enable all Australians to lead good lives. Australia is doing well on some fronts. It ranks third out of 188 countries on the UN Human Development Index, which takes into account life expectancy, education and national income per capita. We also rank 19th on national income per capita. Plus...

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21 septembre 2018

Sustainable Provision of Online Curriculum Beyond 2005: An Issues Paper

Sustainable Provision of Online Curriculum Beyond 2005: An Issues Paper
The Learning Federation, a collaboration of ten governments in Australia and New Zealand, explores options for collaboration beyond 2005 and adduces four major criteria:

  • continuing online curriculum content procurement and distribution
  • embedding online content in the practices of schools
  • a national vision about schooling for the future and
  • commitment to a range of policies and programs to support the vision.

That said, the paper reflects issues in how this development should proceed. More...

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27 août 2018

The limits of a market-driven agenda in building sustainable universities

By Sharon Dell – Editor. In Africa Features, Wachira Kigotho discusses the deleterious effects of marketisation on universities in Kenya, while Gilbert Nganga focuses on the austerity measures introduced in the country’s flagship university in Nairobi.
   The concept of ‘The African university’ is taken further in our Africa Analysis by Mahmood Mamdani who traces some of the colonial origins of universities in Africa and suggests possible ways in which to “theorise our own reality” and to “strike the right balance between the local and the global as we do so”. In another analysis, Mia Perry and Deepa Pullanikkatil suggest some “necessary” changes to the traditional methodologies of collaboration between the Global North and South.
   In news from around the African continent, Wagdy Sawahel reports on the recent exposure of a masters-for-money scandal in Morocco, and Esther Nakkazi writes about the launch of a new masters course in machine intelligence in Rwanda to be funded by Facebook and Google.
   In a special report on work-integrated learning and cooperative education, Sharon Dell provides highlights of a recent conference held near Durban, South Africa, which discussed some of the current challenges to the efficient implementation of work-integrated learning in South African institutions.
   In our World Blog this week, William Leonard suggests that the many smaller US colleges that admit students who are not ready for higher education and often drop out after their first year, should reduce their enrolment to achieve sustainability. More...

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24 août 2018

‘Sustainable development needs both arts and sciences’

By Gilbert Nakweya. “Sustainable development requires both the sciences and the arts to work together and complement each other for execution of development agendas,” according to Professor Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, vice president of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. More...

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05 août 2018

Towards sustainable cocoa: financial solutions for smallholders in Côte d’Ivoire

When you buy a chocolate bar, it’s quite likely that the cocoa in it came from Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top producer. If so, it is almost certain that the cocoa plants were grown where dense rainforest once stood. More...

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