Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

Living Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainability Assessment in Ghana’s Higher Educational Institutions Using the Assessment Questionnaire as a Tool

  • Edward Kweku NunooEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_509-1

Introduction

Definition of Key Terms

This section explains three key terminologies as they relate to sustainability assessment in HEIs for better understanding of the various tools and processes used in the assessment;
  1. (a)

    Sustainability: Sustainability is defined in this paper to mean the processes of managing, within the limits of available physical, natural and social campus resources, in ways that allow the living systems in which humans are embedded to thrive in perpetuity (Dunkley 2013). According to Geir (1994), it is paramount for our generation to manage the resource base such that the average quality of life we aspire to attain can potentially be shared by the generation unborn. Safeguarded within the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Millennium Improvement Goals (MIGs), sustainability precepts has transcended through Global initiatives down the European Union’s (EU) Sustainable Development Strategy (EU-SDS) and other National laws (Glavic and Lukman 2007...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environment and Development StudiesCentral University Miotso-TemaAccraGhana
  2. 2.Institute for Oil and Gas StudiesUniversity of Cape CoastCape CoastGhana

Section editors and affiliations

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