Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Budgeting for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Louis BrownEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_118




A statement of an organization’s plans, priorities, goals, and objectives, expressed in financial terms, for a specific period of time (Gibson 2009).


The term sustainability is used to assess a situation, process, or tangible entity that is viable and enduring in the long term.

Higher Education

Tertiary and post-secondary educational institutions.

Budgeting for Sustainability in Higher Education

The process of developing, revising, evaluating, and monitoring budgeting policies and operations, budgets, and budget performance for sustainability in tertiary and post-secondary educational institutions.


Many accepted definitions of budgeting conclude that budgeting is for short-term financial planning. For example Merchant (1981) describes budgeting as a system that is “a combination of information flows...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterBirminghamUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Erin Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA