Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education

  • Godwell Nhamo
  • Vuyo Mjimba

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Godwell Nhamo, Vuyo Mjimba
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Riina Koivuranta, Virpi Kuitto, Janna Pietikäinen, Paula Schönach, Katriina Soini
    Pages 15-29
  4. Leocadia Zhou, Norman Rudhumbu, Jenny Shumba, Abiodun Olumide
    Pages 87-96
  5. Carlos Mataix, Julio Lumbreras, Sara Romero, Manuel Alméstar, Jaime Moreno, Javier Mazorra et al.
    Pages 111-119
  6. John Adebayo Oyedepo, Oluwakemi Titilayo Irekhore, Kazeem Olajide Bello, Olalekan Jacob Olaoye, Adebukunola O. Lala, Elizabeth O. A. Oluwalana et al.
    Pages 155-168
  7. Eliana Villa, Daniel Cardona Valencia, Alejandro Valencia-Arias, Karen Hormechea, Jhonjali García
    Pages 169-183
  8. Angelo Paletta, Pietro Fochi, Tullia Gallina Toschi, Francesco Ubertini
    Pages 185-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-212

About this book


This volume brings together both theoretical and case study based contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), presenting an impactful combination of authors from both developing and developed countries. While most current publications addressing the SDGs and education focus on sustainable development in general and specific topics such as climate change or energy, this book attempts to accelerate the localisation of the SDGs by presenting opportunities and innovations offered in various universities and campuses regarding SDGs localisation. The book seeks to provide an important contribution to the global dialogue on IHE and the SDGs, and will be of interest to academics and researchers engaged in the SDGs and education, as well as government agencies and other interested stakeholders. 

The book focuses on curriculum and learning matters, research and development as well as community engagement. Case studies detail the integration of SDGs in academic and professional development, new approaches to implementing sustainability science instruction, improvements in teaching practices to enhance teacher competence, and responsible management education. Additional focus is placed on the alignment of the SDGs in higher education with the other goals, emphasizing technological innovation for improved human health and environmental management, and climate change policies and action plans. Interdisciplinary solutions for pressing environmental problems are also provided, making sure that no one is left behind in realising these global development goals.


Sustainable development goals Higher education Sustainability education Responsibility education Sustainability policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Godwell Nhamo
    • 1
  • Vuyo Mjimba
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.African Institute of South Africa (AISA)Human Sciences Research CouncilPretoriaSouth Africa

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