Sustainable Learning in Higher Education

Developing Competencies for the Global Marketplace

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • José M. Merigó Lindahl

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Gregorio Rodríguez-Gómez, María Soledad Ibarra-Sáiz
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alicia Bolívar-Cruz, Domingo Verano-Tacoronte, Sara M. González-Betancor
    Pages 21-35
  4. Antonio Navarro-García, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 37-45
  5. Carlos Devece, Marta Peris-Ortiz, José M. Merigó, Vicenta Fuster
    Pages 63-73
  6. Cristina Mesquita, Rui Pedro Lopes, José Álvarez García, María de la Cruz del Río Rama
    Pages 75-87
  7. Bernardo Ortín, Mª Dolores Soto, Francisco Rodrigo, Sandra Molines, Elvira Asensi, Victoria Gómez
    Pages 89-102
  8. Francisco J. Cossío-Silva, Manuela Vega-Vázquez, Mª Ángeles Revilla-Camacho
    Pages 103-111
  9. Eduardo García-Jiménez, Beatriz Gallego-Noche, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Ruíz
    Pages 113-130
  10. Llanos Cuenca, Marta Fernández-Diego, MariLuz Gordo, Leonor Ruiz, M. M. E. Alemany, Angel Ortiz
    Pages 131-142
  11. Alexis J. Bañón-Gomis, Mónica Clemente-Císcar, Natalia Lajara-Camilleri, Andrés Rovira
    Pages 143-155
  12. Teresa Barbera-Ribera, Sofia Estelles-Miguel, Carlos M. Dema-Perez
    Pages 157-167
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


In an era of globalization, technological innovation, and social transformations, universities face the challenge of training students with the competencies needed to meet the demands of the market and to successfully integrate into today’s workforce. This book looks at the university as a dynamic source of essential competencies and explores various skill management models, methodologies and innovations applied by educational institutions around the world.

The demands of today’s society represent a major challenge for universities and their teaching staffs. Professors need to adapt their teaching methods to meet these new challenges. For example, universities need to prepare new generations of students with the ability to select, update and use knowledge, rather than processing facts and formulas. Students need to be capable of learning in different contexts and modalities throughout their professional careers and learn to adapt their knowledge to new situations. In response, a conceptual and methodological change has taken place in the university organizational culture and in student curriculums. This book presents a variety of cases and observations on the competencies developed in the curriculums of universities around the world, with the aim to assure that graduates leave fully prepared to face the challenges of the new economy.​​


Assessment of Competences Higher Education Labor Market and Skills Learning Competences Professional Competences University

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • José M. Merigó Lindahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de València Dpto de Org de EmpresasValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

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