University Operations for Sustainable Development
University operations for sustainable development represent the set of principles and practices a university have aiming to promote sustainability in both its academic community and the surrounding communities. In this regard, sustainability is promoted by real-life experiences in campus, education, research and outreach practices, campus infrastructure, and by the adoption of an internal agenda for sustainable development. Therefore, with these operations universities become open laboratories for sustainable development. They promote awareness and education from within to across campus boundaries enabling a holistic and sustainable development for all.
With global challenges of environmental, economic, and social changes, universities play a key role in developing the necessary knowledge,...
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