Vesna Nikolić –  University of Niš, Faculty of Occupational Safety, Čarnojevića 10A, Niš, Serbia

Tamara Vukić – University of Niš, Faculty of Philosophy, Ćirila and Metodija 2, Niš, Serbia



 6th International Conference – ERAZ 2020 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 21, 2020, SELECTED PAPERS

 Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

 ISBN 978-86-80194-34-9, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI:



The subject of the research is focused on identifying the conditions that determine university’s
specific response to sustainable development, as well as on identifying the characteristics of a
transformative university, and the obstacles in the process of creating a sustainable university. Given
the importance of educating the future decision makers, the paper is particularly focused on the
problems and the possibilities for developing the competencies for sustainable development within the
higher education.
The originality of the paper is found in its wholesome overview of the universities’ response to the
sustainable development challenge and in the identification of possible barriers that the universities
face when striving to sustainability. The special value of the paper is in the analysis of the models for
sustainable development competencies which should help to further understand these models and the
possibilities for their application in university’s teaching practice.

 Key words

Sustainable development, University, Transformation, Barriers, Competencies.


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