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International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability
International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability


Special Issue on: "Progress in Higher Education Curriculum for Sustainability"

Guest Editor:
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Sustainability is a multidisciplinary discipline of study, research and practice. It is defined in the Brundtland report as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The three core pillars of sustainability are the environment, society and economy. Recently, more than one important pillar was incorporated – the institutional pillar.

Today, the application of higher education curriculum for sustainability is a relatively new phenomenon and a great challenge. This special issue will focus on progress in higher education curriculum for sustainability. Articles with a case study in higher education curriculum for sustainability are welcome, and we invite submissions of high-quality articles.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Change management
  • Curricula assessment
  • Curricula change
  • Education for sustainability
  • Greening pedagogical
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Participatory learning
  • Resilience in higher education
  • Teaching and learning
  • Teaching methods
  • University curricula

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Prof. J. Paulo Davim at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2017

Notification to authors: 30 September, 2017

Final versions due by: 30 December, 2017