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Point of view: human development and impact for sustainability—‘A new pipeline theory in academia’

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submitted on 2024-01-16, 08:24 and posted on 2024-01-17, 06:25 authored by Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed

The role of academia in society is due for a comprehensive re-evaluation. Utilising the metaphor of a ‘network of pipelines’, this paper identifies two critical dimensions: a ‘people pipeline’, which includes a diverse range of students from various demographics—be they gender-based, socioeconomic or ethnic—and an ‘experience pipeline’ focused on the quality of teaching and learning. These components must be strategically synchronised to maximise societal and environmental impact. Drawing an analogy with engineered irrigation systems that require optimal operation and maintenance, the paper argues that academia should adopt a similarly meticulous approach. To this end, the article advocates for aligning educational endeavours more closely with Sustainable Development Goals, emphasising the need for a multi-layered, context-sensitive strategy.

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Published in: Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41207-023-00447-2

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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  • English

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Springer Nature

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  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Qatar University
  • Center for Advanced Materials - QU

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