Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Students’ Perception on Sustainability

  • Yusuf A. AinaEmail author
  • Mutiu K. Amosa
  • Maruf O. Orewole
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_229


A sustainable higher institution is an institution “that apart from seeking academic excellence, tries to embed human values into the fabric of people’s lives” (Nejati and Nejati 2013, p. 105). Nejati and Nejati (2013, p. 105) further defined a sustainable higher institution as an institution “that promotes and implements sustainability practices in teaching, research, community outreach, waste and energy management, and land use and planning through a continuous sustainability commitment and monitoring.” Such sustainability approach would increase the rate of infusion of required attitudes and adoption of sustainability principles by the different stakeholders in the society (Nejati and Nejati 2013).

Students’ perception on sustainability means the awareness, understanding, view, attitude, and conceptualization of sustainability by students. It is pertinent to note that raising awareness across higher education institutions and encouraging interactions between various...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yusuf A. Aina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mutiu K. Amosa
    • 2
    • 3
  • Maruf O. Orewole
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Geomatics Engineering TechnologyYanbu Industrial CollegeYanbuSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department for Management of Science and Technology DevelopmentTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Faculty of Environment and Labour SafetyTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  4. 4.National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Federal Ministry of Science and TechnologyObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle IfeNigeria
  5. 5.CSIR- National Institute of ScienceTechnology and Development Studies (NISTADS)New DelhiIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium