The project consists of a proposal to introduce the SDGs into the Higher Education Institutions of Andorra through quality assessment of the teaching processes. The proposal enables the sustainability challenge to be tackled strategically and promotes systemic changes in universities.
The study has been coordinated by the Andorran Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and drawn up by the Complex Research Group of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Its preparation has looked at the emerging trends in the improvement of international higher education, the quality assessment standards and guidelines in the European Higher Educationa Area and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030.
One of the outputs of the study is a document, where we first contextualise it and justify the need for Higher Education Institutions to face the challenge of sustainability. Then, the strategic proposal and its validation process, with national and international experts, is presented. Finally, future directions are proposed that would allow for the continued embedding of sustainability into the quality assessment processes for higher education in Andorra, but with a high level of trabsferability to other universities contexts.
The document can be found at: http://www.aqua.ad/system/files/sites/private/files/7_17-016_estudi_q_ods_maquetat_paper_cat_2_compressed.pdf