Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Advances in Mining Technology and Management, IIT, Kharagpur, India, November 30-December 2, 2005

15 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last revised: 3 Dec 2014

See all articles by Mohammad Shamsuddoha

Mohammad Shamsuddoha

Western Illinois State University; University of Chittagong

Date Written: December 2, 2005


Bangladesh has the highest density of population among all countries of the world and is the worst victim of environmental alarming conditions. This article focuses on attempts to introduce elements of sustainable development education into the curriculum of one of the largest Bangladeshi university. At the University of Chittagong, sustainable development issues have been introduced under different subjects in the commerce f aculty. There are many ways in which universities can be involved in sustainable development. Approaches can vary from functioning simply in an environmental friendly way to signing declarations and focusing the mission and management on the quest for sustainability. There is no doubt, however, that the challenge of sustainable development for universities goes beyond just economizing energy and changing operations. It is recognized that both the content and form of education must change so that sustainable development becomes the only alternative for future generations. However, the researchers tried to explore the role, coverage, way, importance, present status and other relevant issues under the sustainable development.

Keywords: Sustainability, Higher education, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Shamsuddoha, Mohammad, Sustainable Development in Higher Education (December 2, 2005). Advances in Mining Technology and Management, IIT, Kharagpur, India, November 30-December 2, 2005, Available at SSRN: or

Mohammad Shamsuddoha (Contact Author)

Western Illinois State University ( email )

School of Management and Marketing
Macomb, IL 61455
United States
61455 (Fax)


University of Chittagong ( email )

Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Admin
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Chittagong, Chittagong 4331


Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics