Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Higher Education’s Sustainability Assessment Procedures

  • Ana Marta AleixoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_508



Sustainability assessment procedures integrate all necessary procedures in terms of sustainability assessment, based on properly validated assumptions and evaluating the different dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social, and institutional). This also includes the different activities of the system of a higher education institution (education, researcher, operations, outreach, on-campus experience, and institutional framework) in order to assess and report sustainability.

Higher Education’s Sustainability Assessment


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have long been identified as significant change drivers for a culture of sustainability in society, as a model to follow and an example for sustainability.

There has been discussion about assessing the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ulisses Azeiteiro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AveiroAveiroPortugal