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Key characteristics of academics promoting Sustainable Human Development within engineering studies

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dc.contributor.author Lazzarini, Boris es_ES
dc.contributor.author Perez-Foguet, Agustí es_ES
dc.contributor.author Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T03:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-07T03:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-01 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6526 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/147532
dc.description.abstract [EN] In the last decade, a growing number of technical universities and engineering faculties have been promoting various initiatives aimed at integrating sustainable development in their activities. Despite the fact that the commitment of the academic staff has been widely recognised to have a key role in university change processes towards sustainable development, few studies have specifically analysed the characteristics of academics engaged in such processes. The present study provides an analysis and a profile of a group of academics, participating in a training programme on sustainable human development, granted by a European fund. The methods employed include a semi-structured survey, focusing on the academic activities and social outreach of the participants, complemented by a bibliometric analysis of their scientific production. The findings show: 1) an interdisciplinary profile of the academics, 2) an integration of sustainable development principles in all academic activities and 3) a promotion of those principles outside the university. It is emphasised that the commitment of this type of academics can facilitate a cultural change in engineering education, as well as more holistic transformations of universities towards sustainable development. The paper concludes by providing recommendations for leaders and policy makers of higher education institutions on the implementation of appropriate policies and mechanisms to facilitate faculty engagement in sustainable development. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank Dr Ismael R afols, Ingenio CSICUPV, and Dr Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam, for their valuable support on journal maps and interactive overlays used in this article. They would also thank the respondents of the survey for their participation. The research was conducted in the framework of the European initiative Global Dimension in Engineering Education , financed by: - European Commission, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development: Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union. Reference: EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/MULTI, Number of proposal: DCI-NSAED/2011/63 - Barcelona City Council, Programme: Barcelona Solidaria 2013. Grant number: 13ED0046 Funding sources had no involvement in the design of the study; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; nor in the decision to submit the article for publication. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation EC/EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/MULTI DCI-NSAED/2011/63 es_ES
dc.relation Ajuntament de Barcelona/13ED0046 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Cleaner Production es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Engineering es_ES
dc.subject Sustainable development es_ES
dc.subject Academic staff engagement es_ES
dc.subject Sustainable Development Goals es_ES
dc.subject Higher education policy es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.title Key characteristics of academics promoting Sustainable Human Development within engineering studies es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.270 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería - Departament de Projectes d'Enginyeria es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lazzarini, B.; Perez-Foguet, A.; Boni Aristizábal, A. (2018). Key characteristics of academics promoting Sustainable Human Development within engineering studies. Journal of Cleaner Production. 188:237-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.270 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.270 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 237 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 252 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 188 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\370177 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Commission es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ajuntament de Barcelona es_ES


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