We are now in the final quarter of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) which has seen sustainability being embedded into curricula at all levels across the globe1.
The Higher Education Academy highlights some of the challenges2 for the Higher Education (HE) sector:
- HE sector in need of rising to the sustainability challenge in more strategic and holistic ways and embedding sustainable development into the overall student experience. This includes learning, teaching and curricula – with the intention of ensuring future graduates are globally aware and responsible citizens in the 21st century.
- Employers demanding sustainably-literate graduates.
- Students demanding future-proof skills.
- UK Government's vision for a new "green economy" presenting a range of opportunities and demands from the workforce.
In a recent Blue and Green Tomorrow article by Alex Blackburne, Bridget Durning, Senior Research Fellow, highlights the contribution OISD is making in response to these challenges3.
News Item Dated:
18 January 2012