Sustainable development in education has multi-dimensional impact, say experts

ANU Vice-Chancellor Rajasekhar Patteti speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day national seminar on Sustainable Development in Higher Education on Thursday.
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The concept of sustainable development in education incorporates not only an environmental dimension but also economic, social and a cultural dimension, opined professors at the inaugural session of a two-day national seminar at Acharya Nagarjuna University here on Thursday.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Rajasekhar Patteti delivered his inaugural address on the “Perspectives and challenges for sustainable development in higher education”. The event organised by the Department of Education was sponsored by the University Grants Commission of India. 

The primary objective of the higher education sector is to build human resources that contribute to social, scientific and economic development of the country. “Education and research play a key role for the long-term development of society; but how to integrate sustainability effectively into higher education and, in particular, into the curriculum and the design of research projects is still a debated issue,” observed M. Vasantha Rao, faculty, Department of Education, ANU.

Dr. P. Brahmaji Rao, HOD, Department of Education, ANU observed that the higher education institutions could contribute significantly in research, education, management and governance and leadership.

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