Title: Sustainability in higher education of Bangladesh – an overview

Authors: Mohammad Shamsuddoha; Sandhya Gihar; Tasnuba Nasir

Addresses: Department of Marketing Studies and International Marketing, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh. ' Department of Education, Advance Institute of Management, KA-7, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP), India. ' Faculty of Business Administration, University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Foy's Lake, Khulshi, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Abstract: This paper attempts to discuss sustainability of Bangladeshi higher education. There are many ways for universities to be involved in maintaining sustainability and ensure sustainable development through education. Approaches can vary from functioning simply in a social, economic and environmental friendly way to focus on the quest for sustainability. Undoubtedly, Bangladesh is a developing country having lack of standard sustainable higher education due to which, students who graduated from different universities and colleges, failed to play effective role in their professional life. It is recognised and recommended by the experts that both the content and form of education must be changed so that sustainable development through education may become the only alternative for future generations. However, the researchers tried to explore the role, coverage, ways, importance, present status and other relevant issues in higher education of Bangladesh.

Keywords: sustainability; higher education; Bangladesh; sustainable development; universities; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2012.044950

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.10 - 18

Published online: 16 Jan 2012 *

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