Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable University Accreditation and Certification

  • Ismaila Rimi AbubakarEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_232


A sustainable university accreditation is a process of evaluating programs, research, and operations of a university to establish whether sustainability goals and standards are met. It evaluates a university’s performance and commitment to sustainability and translates that evaluation into a general assessment that allows for comparison across similar higher education institutions. On the other, sustainable university certification means verifying that university buildings, services, processes and products fulfill all the specified requirements of relevant sustainability standards, technical regulations, or other guidelines.


Globally, there is a growing attention to the urgent need for sustainable development (SD), which seeks to strike a balance between humanity’s pursuit for socioeconomic and technological development on the one hand and environmental protection and promotion of social equity on the other hand. SD is a process of societal transformation...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Architecture and PlanningUniversity of DammamDammamSaudi Arabia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium