Special Reports – Global Edition
Education for Sustainable Development II

Higher education and sustainability – Leadership for change

Half-way to the target date for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, University World News – in partnership with global quality assurance provider ABET – is publishing a series of special reports on how higher education can best equip students with the skills, knowledge and values needed to shape a sustainable future.
PHOTO Change leadership involves steering an institution through major disruptions and organisational transformation. Research highlights the need for effective change management and academic collaboration to help universities around the world overcome the challenges of implementing education for sustainable development across the whole institution and curricula.
PHOTO The world is moving inexorably from the ‘what’ of sustainable development to the ‘how’. This is the tricky part. Universities are uniquely placed to help leaders understand what sustainability is and – crucially – how their organisations can achieve it, says Ben Kellard of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
TBS Education in France has succeeded in creating the right environment for students to engage in and lead sustainability and diversity issues. Key ingredients in its success include a long history of student participation and a healthy blend of student and staff collaboration.
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