Spanish Universities' Sustainability Performance and Sustainability-Related R&D+I

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dc.contributor.author Filippo, Daniela Alejandra de
dc.contributor.author Sandoval-Hamón, Leyla Angélica
dc.contributor.author Casani Fernández de Navarrete, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Sanz Casado, Elías
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-30T08:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-30T08:42:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Sustainability N. 11 (2019), pp. 5570
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/30269
dc.description.abstract For its scope and the breadth of its available resources, the university system is one of the keys to implementing and propagating policies, with sustainability policies being among them. Building on sustainability performance in universities, this study aimed to: Identify the procedures deployed by universities to measure sustainability; detect the strengths and weaknesses of the Spanish university system (SUS) sustainability practice; analyse the SUS contributions to sustainability-related Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&;43;I)# and assess the efficacy of such practices and procedures as reported in the literature. The indicators of scientific activity were defined by applying scientometric techniques to analyse the journal (Web of Science) and European project (CORDIS) databases, along with reports issued by national institutions. The findings showed that measuring sustainability in the SUS is a very recent endeavour and that one of the strengths is the university community's engagement with the ideal. Nonetheless, high performance is still elusive in most of the items analysed. Whereas universities account for nearly 90 % of the Spanish papers published in the WoS subject category, Green and Sustainable Science and Technology, their contribution to research projects is meagre. A divide still exists in the SUS between policies and results, although the gap has been narrowing in recent years.
dc.format.extent 21
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other University Policies On Sustainability
dc.subject.other Scientometric Indicators
dc.subject.other Web Of Science
dc.subject.other Cordis
dc.subject.other Spanish University System
dc.title Spanish Universities' Sustainability Performance and Sustainability-Related R&D+I
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/20/5570
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su11205570
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 5570-1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 20
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 5570-21
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Sustainability
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 11
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000024302
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