Perspetiva da gestão sobre a sustentabilidade nas instituições de ensino superior
: o papel da gestão na promoção de boas práticas

  • Bernardo Afonso Almeida Ferreira Pires (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Sustainability and innovation are two concepts that are increasingly important in all sectors of activity, including higher education. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have a responsibility to play a leading role in promoting sustainable practices, not only in daily operations, but also in educating individuals who are conscious and responsible towards the environment. The main objective of this final master's project is to understand how HEI management promotes good sustainability practices through innovative initiatives. A descriptive qualitative approach will be used, assuming the interview as the main method of data collection. These were carried out with different management bodies responsible for the sustainability department of various HEIs. The proposed objective of this study allowed us to conclude that institutions are truly committed to achieving sustainability in order to build a better future for the next generations. Although HEIs have already created specific teams to deal with sustainability and innovation issues, there are still some challenges to be faced, such as the lack of clear performance indicators and the need to improve sustainability strategic plans. Nevertheless, partnerships with external organizations and positive evaluation of the impact of HEIs are encouraging signs that progress is being made in the right direction.
Date of Award14 Jul 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Julião (Supervisor) & Marcelo Rudolfo Calvete Gaspar (Co-Supervisor)


  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Higher education institution


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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