This paper explores a particular contemporary instance of the implementation of central government policy linking higher education and sustainable development. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s strategic plan for 2006-2011 (HEFCE 2006) includes a commitment to establish a baseline assessment of the contribution of the higher education sector to sustainable development by 2008 and to make progress in this respect by 2011. Research in respect of teaching/learning commissioned and conducted in consequence is reported.
- higher education
- sustainable development