Track 7. Advances on Sustainable Development in Higher Education


Sustainable Development is an unavoidable topic today. Resources are civilizational maters, i.e., which humanity depends on.

Higher Education followed the Specialization as an efficient way to control knowledge. This strategy has been commonly accepted on the past, but is insufficient today since has the limitation of poor connection to the various surrounding areas. This is demanding for both teachers and students who are now asked, not only for specific but also for transversal skills.

Modern designs are very challenging: On the one hand, we have very well defined targets (e.g. EU); on the other hand, the way to reach them requires highly multi-disciplinary solutions, in which the newly graduates do not have competences because they have very focused knowledge in a specific area.

All this happens at a time when educational institutions have to deal with a new generation of digital natives, with a very own way of facing reality, often done through virtual reality. We want this track to be a privileged space for debate and exchange of experiences related to SD in education, therefore we invite you all to take part in this Track and share your ideas, experiences, certainties and doubts.


  • Pedagogical Advances in SD
  • Learning / Teaching Methodologies for SD
  • Evaluation and Assessment of SD Learning
  • SD Teaching / Learning Tools
  • Teaching / Learning SD outside the classroom
  • Educational experiences in SD
  • Good practices involving Sustainability
  • Laboratory and Projects design for SD
  • Designing Sustainable Projects
  • Living labs on SD

Track Scientific Committee

Carlos Felgueiras (School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal) – Chair

Nidia Caetano (School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal) – Chair

Ricardo Costa (School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)

Oualid Hamdaoui (Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, Algeria)

Didac Ferrer Balas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | UPC, Barcelona, Spain)

André Fidalgo (School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)

Ricardo Costa (School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)

Miroslava Smitkova (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak)

Bárbara Gabriel (Aveiro University, Portugal)

Maria Nascimento (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro)