Reflections on developing indicators for campus sustainability from a fragility perspective


  • Monika Paradowska Opole University
  • Santa Bukauskaitė Šiauliai University
  • Gytys Rimkus Šiauliai University
  • Alexander Heller TU Dortmund
  • Akim Sharapov Šiauliai University
  • Nika Magradze Sokhumi State University, Tbilisi
  • Joost Platje WSB University in Wrocław



Q01, B40, I23


Aim: Provide a summary of the discussion at the workshop on “Methodology for assessing the campus sustainability from the perspective of multi-level antifragility” held on Friday 13 May at the WSB University in Wrocław, as well as reflection notes each of the participant wrote after the workshop. The paper shows the outcome of the process of interaction and reflections of the authors regarding the methodology of assessing campus sustainability using a fragility approach.


Design / Research methods: This article contains feedback based on the experience and ideas from students from Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan and Lithuania. Discussion took place during the workshop in focus groups. Afterwards, a discussion took place among all participating students and lecturers. After the workshop, the authors wrote individual feedback notes. These are summarized in this paper.


Conclusions / findings: Although there are promising element that can be developed into a framework of assessing campus sustainability from a fragility perspective, many challenges appear. In particular challenges in defining unambiguous indicators as well as finding proper sources of information were identified.


Originality / value of the article: The article provides critical feedback on an innovative approach towards research on campus sustainability.


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