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Special Issue "Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Elena de la Poza Plaza

Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Center for Economic Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain
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Interests: modeling; sustainability; business; higher education; valuation
Guest Editor
Dr. Javier Orozco Messana

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, School of Building Engineering, Materials Technological Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: materials for energy and building sustainability; higher education; internationalization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are the epicenter of innovation and critical thinking, nurturing each new generation of leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, and educators. HEIs are responsible for raising awareness and fostering better understanding of the sustainable development goals determined at the 2030 Agenda (United Nations).1

This Special Issue deals with the commitment of HEIs towards comprehensively integrating sustainable development practices into their core mission.

In this Special Issue, we are bringing together scholarly work that describes and analyzes how higher education can connect with and contribute to a sustainable growth worldwide.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching sustainable development across all disciplines of study;
  • Encouraging research and dissemination of sustainable development knowledge;
  • Green campuses and supporting local sustainability efforts;
  • Engaging and sharing information with international networks;
  • Sustainable local and international capacity development;
  • Methods for assessing sustainable development;
  • Sustainable quality hidden risks of higher public education.

1 Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Dr. Elena de la Poza Plaza
Dr. Javier Orozco Messana
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Higher education
  • Sustainable quality
  • Sustainable development
  • Green campus
  • Local sustainability
  • Capacity building
  • Sustainability knowledge and skills
  • Risks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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