Main competencies for sustainability in a Brazilian Public University

Valéria Garlet, Thiago Antonio Beuron, Laércio André Gassen Balsan, Lucas Veiga Ávila, Gustavo da Rosa Borges, Lucia Rejane da Rosa Gama Madruga


This study aimed to identify the competencies for sustainability of the public servers of a Brazilian public university in order to better understand the skills necessary to achieve sustainability in higher education institutions. A study carried out by documental research was conducted to identify how the sustainability is treated in the institution’s documents, in sequence a survey was conducted with 549 subjects. The findings reveal that the skills for sustainability are more focused on the individual level. It is necessary, therefore, that the university develops strategies and actions focused on the collective level. Institutionally, the university can promote and encourage training courses on education and sustainable management, development announcements that value stocks and interdisciplinary projects for sustainability and structuring of a sector that manage environmental issues at a strategic level.

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Revista de Administração da UFSM. Brazilian Journal of Management

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, eISSN 1983-4659