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Notre Dame University – Louaize .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Notre Dame University – Louaize
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  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Zouk Mikael, Lebanon
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Walid Moussa- President
Deliverable Date
Tempus Project: Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS) 2015
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of student and faculty dedicated to sustainable development
Notre Dame University – Louaize
Description/achievement of initiative
The University has implemented revised curricula in four areas of study:
- Support the development of of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the higher education sector in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
- Build capacity amongst university staff to embed ESD in curricula and pedagogy.
- Review and revise undergraduate curricula to address ESD in line with Bologna and Lisbon processes.
- Assist the coordination and dissemination of ESD policy, research, curriculum reform and practice relating to ESD in the partner institutions that are expected to function as role models in the region.
Implementation methodologies
Since 2010, Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU) has engaged as partner from the Arab region in the Tempus project: Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS), along with European partners (University of Crete and the University of Athens in Greece, Dublin City University in Ireland, Stockholm University in Sweden, University of Padova in Italy, and the University of Bordeaux 3 in France. Other Arab region partners are involved in RUCAS along with NDU (Université La Sagesse from Lebanon, Suez Canal University and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development from Egypt, and from Jordan the Hashemite University and the University of Jordan.

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