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This booklet records and compares the studies of quite a lot of universities around the 5 continents in regards to sustainable improvement, making it of detailed curiosity to sustainability researchers and practitioners. through showcasing how integrative methods to sustainable improvement on the college point should be effectively hired to bridge the gaps among disciplines, the e-book presents a well timed contribution to the literature on sustainability and gives a invaluable source for all these drawn to sustainability in the next schooling context.
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The indicated entitlement to a stronger focus of academic education on the labour market shows that also sustainability related graduation programs have to consider these requirements. Against this background a study carried out by Kopp and Martinuzzi (2013, p. 195) is of high interest. Based on analyses of current publications, which are based on interviews of leaders in middle and top-positions and their view on necessary sustainability competences, Kopp and Martinuzzi show the multifaceted proﬁle of requirements for sustainability managers/coordinators, especially in business organizations (Table 2).
Research and science shall nudge changes towards sustainability by itself. This trend can be seen in research but also in the area of teaching and learning. Table 1 Shifts in the sustainability related research landscape in the context of higher education Shifts from… …to be more inclusive of… Research which is discipline focused Research that has academic impacts Research which is inter- and multidisciplinary Research which has social impact Research that informs Research that transforms Research on technological and behaviour change Researcher as expert Research that focuses on social and structural change Researcher as partner Research on people Research with people Source Tilbury (2011, p.