—Higher education institutions are organizations
that are crucial to the society. Being considered as a public good,
hence, being sustainable is an important issue. This paper shall
attempt to discuss the development of the sustainability
indicators meant for higher education institutions. This
presentation focuses the discussion on sustainability indicators
developed mostly in the North America, Europe, and Taiwan.
In addition, the sustainability tracking assessment and rating
system (STARS) are also analyzed for items that are relevant to
the higher education institutions in Taiwan. Lastly, the study
shall contribute to the idea that maintaining a green sustainable
institution for future generation is a must in the higher
education institutions of today.
—Sustainability, indicators, higher education
institutions, literary review, educational policy.
W.-S. Wang is with the National Central University, Taiwan (e-mail:
G. S. Ching is with the Graduate School of Educational Leadership and
Development, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (e-mail:
Cite: Wen-Sheng Wang and Gregory S. Ching, "Developing Sustainability Indicators for Higher Education Institutions in Taiwan," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 905-909, 2015.