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HEFCE: Scoping study for a strategic review of sustainability in higher education

Fri 2nd Feb, 2007

As the first part of a two-stage strategic review of sustainable development in higher education in England, HEFCE commissioned SQW Ltd to carry out a scoping study for the work.

HEFCE have four aims in the strategic review. It will require data gathering and the opening up of debate on the wider issues. The aims are:


  • to establish a baseline of activity in the sector as a whole, which can be used to identify trends over time and to publicise what the sector is doing already

  • to learn from institutions' experience about what helps and hinders the embedding of sustainable development

  • to identify key strategic issues which present opportunities or challenges for the sector and investigate potential co-ordinated policy responses

  • to evaluate theirr approach and refine their priorities in promoting sustainable development.

Further details:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rdreports/2006/rd24_06/