UNIVERSITY VALUE FOR SUSTAINABILITY. REFLECTIONS FROM A CASE STUDY

Maria Forleo Bonaventura, Daniela Grignoli

Resumo

In a phase characterized by international and domestic political changes, socio-economic crises, environmental emergencies, structural changes of the higher education system, the universities’ roles in the society takes on a new significance and additional contents. The paper discusses the role that universities may play in encouraging and accompanying local sustainable development processes based on the results of a survey implemented in a small Italian university, the University of Molise. The survey investigated the opinion of internal staff and external stakeholders about the identity, the roles and values that University of Molise plays for the territory, the society, the local sustainable development. The case study highlights the importance of stakeholder involvement along a continuous process of identification and co-creation of values for sustainability.

Palavras-chave

sustainability, universities’ roles, stakeholder involvement

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