Embedding sustainability learning pathways across the university

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Institutions of higher education play a vital role in addressing contemporary sustainability challenges and opportunities, as their teaching, research and community engagement functions can impact global environmental issues and influence societal change.

By educating future leaders and community members, conducting research and demonstrating best practices, universities can have a profound impact on the state of our current and future society. The idea of the sustainable university, and particularly the transformative orientation of the institution towards sustainability, implies that the university’s vision, values and practices have been reoriented to reflect a tight framing around specific conceptualisations and expressions of sustainability. 

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