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Defini&on	
  of	
  indicators	
  and	
  
sustainability	
  assessment	
  in	
  
Spanish	
  and	
  
La&n	
  American	
  Univ...
 
The	
  Spanish	
  university	
  system	
  in	
  numbers:	
  	
  
	
  
78	
  universi+es:	
  50	
  public	
  and	
  28	
 ...
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  
	
  31	
  universi&es	
  
(62%	
  of	
  the	
  public	
  universi&es)	
  
Assessment	
  of...
AREAS	
   INDICATORS	
  FIELD	
  
LEADERSHIP	
  and	
  
GOVERNANCE	
  
! Poli+cs	
  and	
  sustainability	
  assessment	
 ...
Examples	
  of	
  indicators	
  
indicators	
  simple	
  answer:	
  Yes	
  /	
  No	
  
	
  
A	
  -­‐	
  Poli&cs	
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  ...
1.-­‐	
  Survey:	
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  2.-­‐	
  Visits	
  and	
  interviews	
  
A)	
  Report	
  for	
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  ...
Global	
  Results	
  Outcome1	
  
Poli&cs	
  and	
  sustainability	
  
assessment	
  
	
  
Outcome	
  1	
  
Outcome	
  2	
  
	
  
Contents of the Private
Report for Each University
" Introduction
" Quantitative Study
" Qualitative...
FIELD	
  
Number	
  
good	
  
prac&ces	
  
Poli+cs	
  and	
  sustainability	
  
assessment	
   7	
  
Urban	
  Planning	
  ...
Work	
  together	
  to	
  progress	
  together	
  
The	
  process	
  of	
  assessment	
  of	
  sustainability	
  in	
  
un...
Sustainability	
  Indicators	
  for	
  Universi&es	
  Systems	
  
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  
Ranking
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  	
  
A Sustainable
Exception:
Failure in excellence,
Distinction on green
policies
Spain
ALLIANCE OF IBERO AMERICAN
NETWORKS OF UNIVERSITIES FOR
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT
PARTNERSHIP	
  
Currently	
  project	
  (2013-­‐2014):	
  
	
  
Defini&on	
  of	
  Indicators	
  for	
  
Evalua&on	
  of	
  Sustainability	...
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  	
  
16	
  
2	
  
7	
  
5	
  
13	
  
7	
  
14	
  
10	
  
8	
  
5	
  
115 indicators
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  	
  
# Use of the indicators as a reference
to develop an Strategic Plan and
commit univers...
State	
  whether	
  your	
  university	
  would	
  be	
  
willing	
  or	
  not	
  to	
  develop	
  concrete	
  ac&ons	
  i...
SUSTAINABILITY	
  ASSESMENT	
  
	
  
Evalua&on	
  process	
  for	
  those	
  who	
  are	
  
involved	
  in	
  the	
  proce...
To make progress on the path of
sustainability…
It is better to develop collaborative
strategies than competition strategi...
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Javier Benayas: Definition of indicators and sustainability assessment in Spanish and Latin American Universities

  1. 1. Defini&on  of  indicators  and   sustainability  assessment  in   Spanish  and   La&n  American  Universi&es     Javier  Benayas  del  Álamo   Universidad  Autónoma  de  Madrid  (Spain)   javier.benayas@uam.es  
  2. 2.   The  Spanish  university  system  in  numbers:       78  universi+es:  50  public  and  28  private.     In  1985  there  were  only  35  universi+es.     1,556,377  professors   107,930  students   57,162  administra+ve  staff      
  3. 3. SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT    31  universi&es   (62%  of  the  public  universi&es)   Assessment  of  Spanish   universi&es  sustainability   policies    (2011-­‐12)  
  4. 4. AREAS   INDICATORS  FIELD   LEADERSHIP  and   GOVERNANCE   ! Poli+cs  and  sustainability  assessment   ! Engagement  and  awareness  of  the   university  community   ! Social  responsibility,  rela+onships  /   engagement  towards  society   TEACHING  and   RESEARCH   ! Teaching   ! Research  and  transfer  of  technologies   STATES  and   OPERATION   ! Urban  Planning  and  Biodiversity   ! Energy   ! Water   ! Mobility   ! Waste   ! Green  purchase   ! Impact  Assessment   SURVEY  INDICATORS   From 300 to 176 indicators SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT  
  5. 5. Examples  of  indicators   indicators  simple  answer:  Yes  /  No     A  -­‐  Poli&cs  and  sustainability  assessment     •  1.  The  governance  of  the  university  has  a  poli+cal  leader  on   environmental  issues.   •  2.    There  is  at  least  one    technician  employed  by  the  university,   exclusively  dedicated  to  environmental  issues.   •  3.  The  unit,  office  or  sustainability  service  has  specific  budget   for  ac+vi+es  or  investments  in  this  area.   •  ….   SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT    
  6. 6. 1.-­‐  Survey:  self.-­‐diagnosis      2.-­‐  Visits  and  interviews   A)  Report  for  each  University   B)  Global  results  about  the   University  System:     SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT     C) Identify Best Practices Project  Process  
  7. 7. Global  Results  Outcome1  
  8. 8. Poli&cs  and  sustainability   assessment     Outcome  1  
  9. 9. Outcome  2     Contents of the Private Report for Each University " Introduction " Quantitative Study " Qualitative study " Best Practices " Answers to Questionnaire
  10. 10. FIELD   Number   good   prac&ces   Poli+cs  and  sustainability   assessment   7   Urban  Planning  and  Biodiversity   9   Teaching   4   Research  and  transfer  of   technologies   3   Energy     8   Water   4   Mobility   3   Waste   6   Green    purchase   2   Social  responsibility   2       Outcome  3:  Best  Practices  
  11. 11. Work  together  to  progress  together   The  process  of  assessment  of  sustainability  in   universi&es  is  important  but  not  for   compe&&ve  purposes  
  12. 12. Sustainability  Indicators  for  Universi&es  Systems   SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT  
  13. 13. Ranking SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT    
  14. 14. A Sustainable Exception: Failure in excellence, Distinction on green policies
  15. 15. Spain ALLIANCE OF IBERO AMERICAN NETWORKS OF UNIVERSITIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT
  16. 16. PARTNERSHIP  
  17. 17. Currently  project  (2013-­‐2014):     Defini&on  of  Indicators  for   Evalua&on  of  Sustainability  in   La&n  American  Universi&es     RISU  Network  
  18. 18. SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT     16   2   7   5   13   7   14   10   8   5  
  19. 19. 115 indicators
  20. 20. SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT     # Use of the indicators as a reference to develop an Strategic Plan and commit universities with sustainability (3-5 years) # Yes or No for each indicator; # Is the university able to accomplish this step/indicator in the next 3-5 years? # Final report : Lima, October 2014
  21. 21. State  whether  your  university  would  be   willing  or  not  to  develop  concrete  ac&ons  in   order  to  implement  a  strategic  plan,  within  3   to  5  years  
  22. 22. SUSTAINABILITY  ASSESMENT     Evalua&on  process  for  those  who  are   involved  in  the  process.   .  Objec&ve:     Encourages  universi&es   managers  to  build  a   Strategic  Plan  on   Sustainability  2014-­‐2017  
  23. 23. To make progress on the path of sustainability… It is better to develop collaborative strategies than competition strategies

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