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Webinar: Mapping the (mis)alignment of HEIs with sustainability
March 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Science, technology, and innovation have been recognized as one of the main drivers for shifting to a sustainable path. The introduction of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 and the recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 heralded a new era. At this point, higher education institutions (HEIs) have a central role to play. Consequently, an increasing number of these institutions have recognized their responsibility and are incorporating sustainability into their structures, operations, and practices, following a holistic approach. However, its (holistic) contribution to sustainability and sustainable goals remains a complex and unresolved debate. Therefore, the aim of this study is twofold: a) It aims to investigate the patterns of sustainability research as well as the implementation of sustainability practices; b) to analyze the (mis)alignment of research in HEIS towards sustainable goals, as well as to analyze the interlinkage among the 17 goals.
In this regard, a new delineation procedure of how sustainability and sustainable goals can be delineated from a bibliometric approach will be presented. In addition, a holistic perspective of how Spanish Public and Private Universities (SUE) are integrating sustainability into their systems by considering different dimensions (Research; Internationalization, University Governance, Assessment and Reporting, and Campus Operations) will be further explored.
Núria Bautista-Puig, PhD, University of Gävle
Núria received a Degree in Geography (University of Lleida, Spain), Master in GIS and remote sensing (University of Zaragoza, Spain) and PhD in Library and Information Science (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain) funded by an FPI grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Her areas of expertise include the fields of bibliometrics/ scientometrics, sustainability science and higher education institutions for sustainable development. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development (ATM) of the University of Gävle.