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dc.contributor.authorFilho, Walter Leal
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Valeria Ruiz
dc.contributor.authorSalvia, Amanda Lange
dc.contributor.authorBrandli, Luciana Londero
dc.contributor.authorPallant, Eric
dc.contributor.authorKlavins, Maris
dc.contributor.authorRay, Subhasis
dc.contributor.authorMoggi, Sara
dc.contributor.authorMaruna, Marija
dc.contributor.authorConticelli, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorAyanore, Martin Amogre
dc.contributor.authorRadovic, Vesela
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Bhumika
dc.contributor.authorSen, Salil
dc.contributor.authorPaço, Arminda
dc.contributor.authorMichalopoulou, Eleni
dc.contributor.authorSaikim, Fiffy Hanisdah
dc.contributor.authorKoh, Hock Lye
dc.contributor.authorFrankenberger, Fernanda
dc.contributor.authorKanchanamukda, Wasan
dc.contributor.authorCunha, Dênis
dc.contributor.authorAkib, Noor Adelyna Mohammed
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Amelia
dc.contributor.authorWall, Tony
dc.contributor.authorVaccari, Mentore 19:14:47 (GMT) 19:14:47 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractUniversities are central players and important economic actors in many regions, and many of them are, in general, nationally and internationally active in respect of matters related to sustainable development. But there is a paucity of research which examines their contributions towards sustainability efforts at the local level, i.e. in the places they are situated. This paper addresses this need, by reporting on a qualitative study deploying a Matrix, which allows an analysis and reporting of regional sustainable development initiatives of a set of 22 universities in industrialised and developing countries. Recommendations to enhance their role are provided, including the importance of pursuing partnerships and joint initiatives, understanding the need of local communities, and making their know-how more widely available. The scientific value of this research is related to the understanding of how the interaction between universities and local communities happens and by shedding light to this topic, it supports universities to improve their own actions. Its implications are two-fold: it demonstrates the potential of universities as local players and outlines the range of activities they may engage with, and which may allow them to act as pillars to local sustainability initiatives.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectlocal initiativesen
dc.titleThe role of higher education institutions in sustainability initiatives at the local levelen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFilho WL, Vargas VR, Salvia AL, Brandli LL, Pallant E, Klavins M, Ray S, Moggi S, Maruna M, Conticelli E, Ayanore MA, Radovic V, Gupta B, Sen S, Paço A, Michalopoulou E, Saikim FH, Koh HL, Frankenberger F, Kanchanamukda W, Cunha Dê, Akib NAM, Clarke A, Wall T, Vaccari M, The role of higher education institutions in sustainability initiatives at the local level, Journal of Cleaner Production (2019), doi:
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Environmenten
uws.contributor.affiliation2School of Environment, Enterprise and Developmenten

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