Details for London South Bank University
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive
Institution is part of
London, United Kingdom
Sign up Date To PRME
19 Mar 2010
Last Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
06 Nov 2012
Sharing Information on Progress (2012)
Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report for London South Bank University, October 2012
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sustainable development is a central part of the UK Higher Education Funding Council’s strategy for the UK higher education sector (HEFCE, 2009, Sustainable Development in Higher Education). Our sustainable development policy at London South Bank University lays out a broad set of commitments in terms of curriculum, policy, university management, procurement and estates (see www.lsbu.ac.uk/about/sustainabilitynews.shtml).
Within the Faculty of Business, many postgraduate programmes of study also lead to professional accreditation (for example, by the UK’s Chartered Management Institute or the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ). Students are therefore bound by the code of ethics of their chosen professions. Similarly, MBA students are encouraged to sign up to the Harvard MBA oath (see http://mbaoath.org/).
Elsewhere within the University, the Centre for Cross-Curricular Initiatives (CCCI) in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences has been working in partnership with government bodies and NGOs on global citizenship and sustainable development education since 1994.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Knowledge transfer is a fundamental aspect of London South Bank University’s philosophy and approach to research and academic scholarship. It underpins our teaching programmes and the student learning experience, and enables the University to engage in a richer and more informed manner with business and external organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The University is ranked in the top three universities in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) activity (see http://www.ktp-lsbu.co.uk).
Recent projects include: Cooling the Tube, researching ways of reducing temperatures on the London Underground railway network The CEREB teaching, research and demonstration project for low carbon building design funded by the London Development Agency. The project features ground source heat pumps, solar shading and thermal massing to reduce demand on the heating and cooling systems of the University’s new building for the Faculty of Health and Social Care.