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Higher education partnerships: creating new value in the environment sector

Barnes, N. J. and Phillips, P. S. (2000) Higher education partnerships: creating new value in the environment sector. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 1(2), pp. 182-190. 1467-6370.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Outlines some of the benefits that can arise through partnership working between higher education institutions and other local organisations in the environment sector. Aims to contribute to the debate on sustainability by highlighting the capacity for partnerships to “unlock” value retained within single organisations. Argues for the need for more creativity in the ways in which HEIs interact with other organisations in the environment sector, in order to harness mutually-advantageous opportunities. The situation in Northamptonshire (central England) is described and case studies are included to demonstrate some local successful partnership-based projects and to highlight the wider approach. Suggests this approach can offer considerable scope for the personal development of academics and to benefit HEIs, the local communities they serve and the economies they operate within. States, in addition, that partnership working can significantly contribute to the process of sustainable management within HEIs and external organisations by promoting the effective use of human resources, information and finance for environmentally beneficial activity.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education partnerships, waste
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC237 College-university and the community
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
Creators: Barnes, Nicholas J and Phillips, Paul S
Publisher: Emerald
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Environment
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: 2000
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 182-190
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1467-6370
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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