German Academia heading for sustainability? reflections on policy and practice in teaching, research and institutional innovations

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This article discusses how far (and by what practical means) the growing global trend for universities to commit to sustainable development has spread across German academia. Following this introduction, part 2 will outline the political framework of the sustainability discourse in German higher education. Part 3 will emphasise the integration of sustainability principles into universities' operational practices and institutional missions through teaching and research. Part 4 discusses Eco-Audits for universities as a promising step towards sustainability. That the commitment to becoming a sustainable institution is not without its challenges is described in the final section, part 5, by a case study of the University of Lüneburg.
ZeitschriftEnvironmental Education Research
Seiten (von - bis)85-99
Anzahl der Seiten15
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 02.2006

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