Interdisciplinary Approaches to Embedding Sustainability into Undergraduate Curriculum

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A report by Leanne Denby and Sara Rickards of Maquarie University.

Universities have been identified as being critical in developing sustainability-focused skillsets and mindsets (UNESCO, 2004; UNCSD, 2012). A UK-based survey further identified that 80% of students believe that universities should incorporate sustainable development. Additionally this percentage increases as students progress through their degree (LSIS, 2013). There is also a growing demand from business, for graduates to be sustainability literate, with company leaders increasingly seeing sustainability as one of the top 3 priorities (McKinsey, 2014).

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