Dear Respondent,

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to this survey. Your work in the maritime industry and your contribution to this research are deeply appreciated.

The aim of the survey is to collect views to inform a discussion in the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) about sustainable development practices in maritime higher education institutions, in particular, the membership of IAMU.

Your contribution is very important and highly appreciated. It is our hope that you will participate in this work with a view to adding your voice to the ongoing discussion of the notion of sustainable development and its place in maritime education and training.

Responding to the questionnaire should take approximately 25 minutes. You are free to pull out of the survey at any time.

Apart from the first two questions, all the questions in the survey are optional.  Should you encounter a question you are unable to answer, we encourage you to leave the question blank and continue on with the remainder of the survey.  However, we have tried our best to have possible answers for every respondent and we hope you will complete the survey in full.

The questionnaire is anonymous (with respect to individuals).  All information will be analysed and presented in aggregate. The data collected will be stored in a secure database for analysis and used only and strictly for the research reports associated with the survey. Such research reports will be available to you through the Secretariat of the IAMU.  Your consent to undertake the survey is implied by your proceeding with responding to the questions.

Collection of responses to this questionnaire will close on Saturday, 29 February 2020.

The research team, on behalf of IAMU, thank you very much for your interest and for your response to this important work.

5. On a scale of 0 to 10 (where 0 is of no importance and 10 of most importance), how would you rate the following with respect to their importance in a definition of sustainable development?
6. Is there a requirement for your institution to consider sustainable development in the institution's general operations?
 
7. Is there a requirement for your institution to consider sustainable development in your institution's curriculum?
 
8. Does your institution have a vision statement?
 
9. Does your institution have a mission statement?
 
10. Does your institution have a sustainable development policy?
 
11. Does your institution have accreditation/certification related to sustainable development (e.g. ISO 14000, 50001, 26000)?
 
12. Does your institution have an institutional (university) social responsibility policy?
 
13. Is your institution a signatory to any declaration (such as the Talloires Declaration) on sustainable development? If yes, please state the declaration.
 
14. Is your institution a part of any network focused on sustainable development?
 
15. Does your institution carry out institutional sustainability assessments?
 
16. Does your institution report to any entity (internal and/or external) about sustainable development?
 
17. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not present and 10 being fully present), please indicate the presence of the following in your institution).
18. Kindly indicate your agreement/disagreement with the following statements regarding your institution's administrative practices as they relate to sustainable development.
19. Does your institution use any renewable sources of energy?
 
20. On a scale of 0-10, kindly rate your institution on its sustainability performance in respect of institutional measures taken to address the following (0 means no measures taken at all, 10 means excellent and effective measures taken).
21. Which of the following are present in your institutions? Please check all that apply.
26. Kindly indicate your agreement/disagreement with the following statements regarding research and innovation at your institution as they relate to sustainable development.
27. With respect to the integration of sustainable development in the educational curriculum, which of the following are most applicable to your institution? Please tick all that apply.
 
31. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following statements with respect to your institution and with specific reference to sustainable development (SD).
 Strongly AgreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly Disagree
There is a lack of understanding of SD, including appreciation of different dimensions of SD and their interrelation
There is a lack of appreciating complexity and the importance of holistic approach
There is a lack of leadership and support from top management
There are clear strategic goals, good planning with achievable and meaningful targets
There is evidence of true commitment to SD throughout the institution
There is an absence of staff specialized in SD in university decision-making bodies
SD processes are characterised by no/weak communication and poor monitoring
There is a lack of incentives for potential institutional stakeholders to be engaged in SD
There are limited resources in terms of staffing
There are limited resources in terms of staff training
There are limited resources in terms of time
There are limited resources in terms of finance
There is a lack of empowerment
There is a lack of staff engagement
There is evidence of strong resistance to change
There is a fear of the extra work that a full engagement with SD will bring
SD is viewed as an area of scientific interest for only a few faculty members
The institution is not structured to carry out activities for SD
Adding SD issues to the curriculum will overload the curricula at the institution
There is a lack of mature reporting and accountability mechanisms
34. Would your institution be interested in signing a declaration as part of a network related to SD? *
 
Thank you very much for your responses.