An Analysis of Sustainability Approaches of Malaysian Public Universities


  • Azzarina Zakaria Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Stephen A Zurcher Asian Studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan



Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Public Universities, Malaysia


The Sustainable Development Goals Report (2022) highlights the urgent need for concerted action on a global scale to put the world on track to sustainability. Universities are the primary social actor of civil society and are essential in facilitating the world to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). This study clarifies the sustainability approaches of Malaysian public universities. Analysis of the sustainability reports revealed several key insights. First, there was varying focus on the SDGs between the universities. Secondly, three similar themes of the sustainability approach were found, namely: (1) impart knowledge, (2) technology breakthrough, and (3) strategic alliance.

Author Biography

Azzarina Zakaria, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer


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How to Cite

Zakaria, A., & Zurcher, S. A. (2023). An Analysis of Sustainability Approaches of Malaysian Public Universities . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(23), 201–206.