Journal article

Applying SDGs as a systematic approach for incorporating sustainability in higher education

Abbas Rajabifard, Masoud Kahalimoghadam, Elisa Lumantarna, Nilupa Herath, Felix Kin Peng Hui, Zahra Assarkhaniki

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose The achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all communities and jurisdictions require a comprehensive roadmap that encompasses all dimensions of data infrastructure, social, economic, environmental and governance ecosystems. With this in mind, this paper aims to establish the link between the curriculum and intended learning outcomes of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects offered by the University and sustainability. This study is a part of a wider university strategy to embed sustainability knowledge and values in the university curricula. The 17 SDGs developed as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability Development was used as tool to measure and map how..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge and thank the support and inputs of several groups for this sustainability project and research related to embedding sustainability into the curriculum. Firstly we acknowledge and thank the strategic and financial support of the Sustainability Fellowship Program commissioned by the University of Melbourne Chancellory. The support of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, and support of Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the UoM. Also, we would like to acknowledge the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration members, particularly Dr Yiqun Chen, Dr Behzad Rismanchi, and Mr Sharan Kumar Monikanta Rajan, for their support and technical inputs. However, the ideas and discussion in this paper are of the authors and do not reflect the views of these supporters.