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A Sustainable University? Integrating Sustainability in Tertiary Education

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Tamar Room, Sir Raymond Ferrall Building, University of Tasmania

Newnham Drive

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Learning from a study trip to 25 universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA

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There is much to be gained from looking beyond and behind the scenes of the whole host of individual university activities that together represent a broad-based approach to deliver sustainability in the higher education context.

As evidenced through this study trip, most successful institutions embrace the knowledge that sustainability is everybody’s responsibility so it doesn’t matter where you sit in an institution’s organisational structure, there is something you can do to help to make that institution more sustainable.

During my site visits and conferences attendance , I was fortunate to have conversations with students, operational staff at all levels, academic staff focused on Education for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as senior management, including Chief Operating Officers, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and a Vice-Chancellor.

As leaders in their communities and, collectively, globally, universities have an important role to play in demonstrating sustainability approaches and sharing lessons learned.

The most successful institutions have a clear commitment in staffing (to varying levels) and governance instruments, such as policies and committees/working groups whether formal or informal, to ensure sustainability is recognised and supported.

This presentation highlights areas of interest for University of Tasmania staff and students, the full report is available for people to read on our website and can be used to begin exploring areas of interest in more detail (www.utas.edu.au/sustainability/home).

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