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The Role of Universities in Sustainability-Oriented Competencies Development: Insights from an Empirical Study on Polish Universities

Department of International Management, Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Cracow University of Economics, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9030062
Received: 4 June 2019 / Revised: 18 August 2019 / Accepted: 21 August 2019 / Published: 23 August 2019
The growing importance of sustainable development constitutes a challenging trend for education. Universities create study programs and organize extracurricular activities in order to prepare future generations of professionals as well as political and social leaders for responsible actions toward sustainable development. The main objective of this article is to investigate how universities in Poland develop educational programs and extracurricular activities to enable students to shape sustainability competencies. The study employed a triangulation of research methods including a literature analysis, desk research analysis of the universities’ educational programs, and quantitative research among students. The findings suggest that Polish universities attempt to shape sustainable development-oriented competencies not only through formal sustainable development education, but also via non-formal activities toward social and environmental challenges. The research results have practical implications for universities and can support the advancement of educational programs related to sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; sustainability-oriented competencies; education for sustainability; university; Poland sustainability; sustainability-oriented competencies; education for sustainability; university; Poland
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Sady, M.; Żak, A.; Rzepka, K. The Role of Universities in Sustainability-Oriented Competencies Development: Insights from an Empirical Study on Polish Universities. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9030062

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Sady M, Żak A, Rzepka K. The Role of Universities in Sustainability-Oriented Competencies Development: Insights from an Empirical Study on Polish Universities. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(3):62. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9030062

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Sady, Monika, Agnieszka Żak, and Karolina Rzepka. 2019. "The Role of Universities in Sustainability-Oriented Competencies Development: Insights from an Empirical Study on Polish Universities" Administrative Sciences 9, no. 3: 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9030062

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