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In FOCUS:
The Contribution of Higher Education to Sustainable Development
Introduction:

H. van’t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development,
D. Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK
University Networks & Policy Advocacy for Sustainability

- UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development – Less than Three Years to Go, by A. Leicht, UNESCO, Paris, France
- UNESCO chairs for (higher) education for sustainable development, by G. Michelsen, and M. Rieckmann, UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
- International Association of Universities’ role in promoting SD, by H. van’t Land, IAU, France
- COPERNICUS Alliance – Promoting transformative learning and change for sustainability in higher education, by I. Mulà, C. Mader, and D. Tilbury, COPERNICUS Alliance
- Advancing research on ESD - The work of the ESD Research Centre (ESDRC), Rikkyo University, by O. Abe, Rikkyo University and K. Nomura, Nagoya University, Japan
- African higher education in the 21st century, by H. Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University, South Africa
- Engaging Higher Education Institution in Education for Sustainable Development: the Role of Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD, by Z. Fadeeva, UNU-IAS
Leadership, Management & Institutional Development

- Institutional and Leadership Development in Higher Education, by Dzulkifli A. R., IAU Vice President and Albukhary International University, Malaysia
- Spanish universities’ commitment to sustainability, by A.M. Geli Ciurana. and J. Benayas del Alamo, CADEP-CRUE, Spain
- The Sustainable Futures Leadership Academy (SFLA), by G. Scott, Australia, L.Sharp, USA, and D. Tilbury, UK
Education, Curriculum & Professional Development
- Hokkaido University’s Contributions to Create a Sustainable Society, by T. Hondoh, Hokkaido University, Japan
- Czech Multi-media Toolkit for SD Oriented University Learning in Networks, by J. Dlouhá, Charles University Environment Centre, Czech Republic
- Energy Efficiency as a key theme of Sustainable Development in Central Asia, by T. Shakirova, M. Olar, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), Kazakhstan
- Quality and Education for Sustainability: Dialogue, Strategy and Professional Development, by A. Ryan and D. Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Research
- Research Capacity in the South: A Key to Sustainable Development, by T. Breu, U. Wiesmann, A. Zimmermann, and K. Herweg, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland
- A Taste of Spice: The Role of Research Higher Degree Students in Contributing to ESD Policy and Practice, by L. Ryan, Griffith University, Australia
Business and Community Outreach

- The Universidad Veracruzana meets the challenges of regional sustainability, by E. J. González-Gaudiano, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
- Engaging Universities in Education for a Sustainable China -- Experience of Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, by Y. Liu, and A. Constable, Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, China
- A Community-Centred Approach to Education for Sustainable Development, by L.Down, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Campus Greening

- Green Campus Movement in Korean Higher Education, by E.S. Shin, Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KAGCI), Korea
- What is the role of government agencies in changing campuses towards sustainability? A case study of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, by J. Simpson, Higher Education Funding Council for England, U.K.
- Transforming our universities into sustainable development labs opened to the world, by A. Webster, and V. Bisaillon, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Student Engagement

- Students’ Grassroots Sustainability Programs - the work of World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) and Student for Global Sustainability – University of Nairobi (SfGS-UoN), by O. N. Otieno, World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD), Kenya
- Be informed, get involved, make a difference – oikos Student Entrepreneurship for Sustainability, by J. Hamschmidt, oikos foundation for economy and ecology, Switzerland
Indicators for Progressing Sustainable Development across the University Sector

- STARS – an AASHE Assessment Initiative, by P. Rowland, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), U.S.A
- A new way of LiFE for sustainability reporting, by J. Brannigan, ESD Consulting Ltd, U.K.