International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. J. Paulo Davim
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
IJHES proposes and fosters discussion on the evolution of higher education for sustainability, with emphasis on the three interconnected pillars, the environmental, the economic and the social, along with emerging dimensions of culture and politics. The incorporation of sustainability in higher education is critical in producing human resources, in terms of the essential skills, understanding and knowledge, in the 21st century. IJHES also considers the likely and actual implications for the workplace.
Topics covered include
- Curriculum development for sustainability
- Strategic sustainable development
- Sustainability policies
- Index of sustainability
- Management for sustainability
- Green engineering education
- Global green standards: ISO 14000
- Sustainability reports
- Administration, academic staff and student initiatives
- Campus design for sustainability
- Recycling and energy efficiency
- Green computing
- Human resource management
- Green universities/institutes: cases studies
- Theoretical and practical implications for the workplace
The objectives of IJHES are to provide a channel of communication to disseminate knowledge between academics, researchers, politicians, administrators, managers and engineers, and also to serve as a useful reference for these and other professionals in matters related to higher education and sustainability.
IJHES provides a vehicle to help academics, researchers, politicians, administrators, managers and engineers working in the field of higher education and sustainability to disseminate information.
IJHES publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies. Special issues devoted to important topics in higher education and sustainability will occasionally be published.
IJHES is indexed in:
Editor in Chief
- Davim, J. Paulo, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Machado, Carolina, University of Minho, Portugal
Editorial Board Members
- Adomßent, Maik, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
- Azeiteiro, Ulisses Miranda, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Brinia, Vasiliki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Chambers, Dianne, University of Melbourne , Australia
- Coelho, Margarida, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Correia, Paulo Rogério Miranda, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Dieleman, Hans, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM), Mexico
- Franchetti, Matthew J., University of Toledo, USA
- Fratila, Domnita, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Gelegenis, John J., Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
- Hancock, Linda, Deakin University, Australia
- Harris, Douglas J., Heriot-Watt University, UK
- Juarez Najera, Margarita, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico
- Lozano, Rodrigo, University of Gävle, Sweden
- Mulder, Karel F., Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- O’Brien, Will, Clark University, USA
- Rao, Prakash, Symbiosis International University, India
- Rogers, Judy, RMIT University, Australia
- Roorda, Niko, Avans University, Netherlands
- Sdrolias, Labros, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
- Sidiropoulos, Liz, Central Queensland University Melbourne, Australia
- Vinodh, S., National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India
- Wan Alwi, Sharifah Rafidah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
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Learning and working online: Insights from a pandemic
13 February, 2023
Research in the International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability looks at the efficiency of working and learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reeta Tomar and Schifra Daruwala of the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) in Ghaziabad, India, have taken an empirical approach to understanding the benefits of going online during this period while recognising the problems, stresses, and tragedies that arose. The researchers found that the benefits of working from home for professionals including greater job satisfaction, working flexibility, less time commuting and overall improved efficiency. However, this was not the case for students attempting to learn online who experience lower efficacy than they would have during conventional classes. That said, many did enjoy the additional flexibility offered from learning online [...]More details...
Funding higher education in SSA
17 February, 2023
The role of higher education in driving economic growth and development is recognised the world over. The existence of a skilled workforce drives innovation and economic growth, while educated citizens can contribute to the development of society. In addition, higher education can help to produce the critical mass of skilled workers required for sustained economic growth. However, recent economic challenges have widened funding gaps in higher education, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where higher education is largely funded by the government, with minimal contribution from the learners themselves or their parents. The recognition of this underscores the need for higher education establishments to diversify their income streams to support their work.
Emmanuel Botlhale of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Botswana in Gaborone suggests that addressing the chronic funding gaps in Botswana's higher education sector needs a deep exploration of alternative income-generation options. Writing in the International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, he discusses the many approaches that might be implemented to boost income sources [...]More details...