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Sustainable development in higher education institutions (HEIs): towards sustainable campus operations (SCO)

Razman, Ruzaimah and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Abdul Wahid, Abdul Zaki (2014) Sustainable development in higher education institutions (HEIs): towards sustainable campus operations (SCO). In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Abstract

Sustainable development has become an important organizing principle for human life on this planet. It is related to the quality of life in a community, whether the economic, social and environmental systems that make up the community with providing a healthy, meaningful and productive life for present and future. Thus, university is one of the medium that can be particularly well suited for the realization of sustainable development. One of the most important themes used to promote sustainability at higher education institutions (HEIs) is through their campus infrastructure and operations. While some local HEIs perform a variety of green programs and initiatives, the actual campus sustainability practices are not much explored. Thus, this paper fills the gaps by investigating the actual areas of focus and common measures taken by some major HEIs around the world towards Sustainable Campus Operation (SCO). Hopefully, this paper will provide an aspiration to Malaysia’s HEIs particularly to the management parties in making plan and framework of sustainable campus to meet the United Nation Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable campus development; campus infrastructure and operations; sustainable campus operation areas; sustainable campus operation impact
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 31 May 2015 07:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2015 07:13
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6611
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