Education for sustainable development in building higher studies

  1. Marieta, Cristina 1
  2. León, Íñigo 2
  3. Millán-García, Jose Antonio 3
  4. Martín-Garín, Alexander 3
  1. 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
  2. 2 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
  3. 3 ENEDI Research Group, Department of Thermal Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Advances in Building Education

ISSN: 2530-7940

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

Pages: 23-31

Type: Article

DOI: 10.20868/ABE.2021.2.4720 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Sustainable development goals


UNESCO highlights the crucial role of higher education in achieving each of the 17 SDGs (SustainableDevelopment Goals). Thus, students should acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainabledevelopment. In this context, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has developed the Campus BiziaLab programme as an initiative derived from the Project Erasmus University Educators for SustainableDevelopment. The aim of the initiative has been to promote a collaborative process between academic staff,service and administrative staff and students, creating a transdisciplinary community to respond to sustainabilitychallenges within the university. In the framework of the programme, pedagogical approaches for sustainabledevelopment have been developed for the Grades of Technical Architecture and Civil Engineering at theUniversity of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU. The paper presents the methodologies developed and analysesthe effect on learning process.

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