A systematic bibliometric review of the United Nation’s SDGS: Which are the most related to higher education institutions?

Muhammad Ashraf, Fauzi and Abdul Rahimi, Abdul Rahman and Lee, Chia Kuang (2022) A systematic bibliometric review of the United Nation’s SDGS: Which are the most related to higher education institutions? International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1467-6370. (Published)

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Purpose: This study aims to provide the current and future state of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the higher education institutions (HEIs). Since the SDGs’ proliferation, HEIs have played a crucial part in meeting the goals. Despite the central role of HEIs in accomplishing the SDGs, there has been little attention in providing a comprehensive overview of the SDGs in relation to HEIs. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 280 publications in the Web of Science database were analyzed through a bibliometric approach consisting of citation analysis, co-citation analysis and co-occurrence of keywords analysis. This review explores the current state of SDGs, its central themes of research streams and predicts future direction in the context of HEIs. Findings: The findings would assist stakeholders to strategize the SDGs on HEIs, including the government and policymakers, university top management, benefactors and academics. Three main research streams were observed sustainable curriculum; challenges and barriers of SDGs; and COVID-19 and health management. Research limitations/implications: Implications suggest that to achieve the stipulated goals in the SDGs, proper planning and strategy should be aligned proportionate to the national agenda. Originality/value: This paper presents a novel knowledge structure by mapping the most relevant SDGs in the context of HEIs based on bibliometric analysis.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenge and barrier; COVID-19; Higher education institution; Sustainable curriculum; Sustainable development goals; Web of Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Fauzi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2022 06:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 08:03
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/35214
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