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The issue of sustainability in a higher education context is, to some extent, a rather recent theme. Current journals are either focusing on sustainable development per se, or on general higher education. There are no specific fully-refereed outlets to date, to disseminate the broad body of work and knowledge currently available on sustainability in a higher education context. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) is therefore the first scholarly publication to specifically address the need for the dissemination of information on sustainability matters at higher education institutions. IJSHE will cater for:
The journal will be the first one to specifically focus on the subject of sustainability and sustainable development at universities. Since over 600 universities worldwide have committed themselves towards sustainability by signing international agreements and convention such as the Bologna Charter, The Halifax Declaration, the Talloires Declaration and the Copernicus Charter for Sustainable Development (signed to date by over 240 European universities), this journal shall be of special interest to them. It shall be helpful to subscribers in that sense that:
Last but not least, the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education represents a step forward in the provision of a peer-reviewed journal, which may promote the work of the people working in the field, disseminating their work and their own institutions, on an international basis.
The journal will be of special interest to higher education institutions and to those working on them. Target groups of the journal are:
Materials particularly suitable for the journal will deal with one or more of the following contents:
Other themes associated to the above or emerging ones will also be considered. It is envisaged that, thanks to its scope and contents, the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education will be not only interesting to people working in the academic sector, but also to practitioners, consultants and professional writers.
For further information on editorial aspects, please contact:
Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL)
Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences",
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences,
Faculty of Life Sciences,
Lohbruegger Kirchstrasse 65,
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