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Universities and the Sustainable Development Future : Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the

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Universities and the Sustainable Development Future provides institutions of higher learning around the world with new and inclusive guidelines that can be applied contextually to produce credible evidence regarding the outcome and impact of their teaching, research, societal-outreach, governance, and partnering activities with regard to sustainable development.

The 2015 International Year of Evaluation is behind us and post-2015 Sustainable-Development Goals are coming into play. Donors, the public, international organizations, and higher-education participants need to know if universities are advancing sustainable development. Although university involvement in sustainable-development research, teaching, and outreach has increased substantially, systematic learning from higher-education engagements has been disappointing and the extent to which university initiatives have influenced sustainable development, particularly in the Global South, is widely contested. This book presents and demonstrates the utility of a flexible framework that will inspire substantial contextually based improvements in the ways universities evaluate and, therefore, activate and improve their sustainable-development undertakings.

The book provides a cutting-edge resource for students, scholars, university leaders, and policy drivers at all levels of governance who are concerned with contemporary higher education, sustainable development, climate change, and evaluation challenges.

Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Business + Money Management, Education, Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Peter H. Koehn & Juha I. Uitto
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2017
TCIN: 51690047
UPC: 9781138212534
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-6168
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