Cardiff School of Management has a number of staff who are involved in teaching
and researching areas relating to sustainable development and business ethics.
These issues are central to the curriculum of many of the postgraduate and
undergraduate courses taught within the School.
The School is home to good
practice in the teaching of such issues as evidenced by the use of the
undergraduate tourism degree as an example in Cardiff Met's response to the
Welsh Assembly Government's Education for Sustainable Development and Global
However, to date, the School has no formal
mechanism for bringing together staff with interests in teaching and researching
areas relating to sustainable development. Therefore, in order to build on
current interest and good practice it is proposed that the Centre for Visioning
Sustainable Societies (CViSS) be established as a cross School centre to bring
together staff with related interests.
The establishment of CViSS will enable staff from different parts of the
School to come together, network and develop collaborative projects. The Centre
will act as a catalyst for the development of cross school research activity,
generating journal articles, conference papers and applications for research
funding and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships relating to the areas of sustainable
development, global citizenship and ethics.
The Centre will assist in the School's response to the Welsh Assembly
Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales's agenda for
integrating issues of sustainable development and global citizenship into the
undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. This will be achieved through
organising peer training sessions, advising on module development and through
co-ordinating the integration of staff research relating to sustainable
development into module delivery.
Recent activity has included:
3 Extended Research Leave awards relating to sustainability research
Several bids have been made to funding sources relating to sustainability
(e.g. Wales for Africa)
Developing a KTP with the National Botanic Gardens relating to sustainable
A number of staff have published journal articles and book chapters, and
presented conference papers on themes relating to sustainability.