The concept of Sustainability Development started in the 80’s era and different meaning and definition were introduced. One among them most frequently quoted definition is from the Brundtland Report:
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains two key concepts within it:
First, the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
Second, the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
In other words, sustainability can be defined as something which provides an ability to think in time – to forecast, to think ahead - to plan. Sustainability makes us to move from awareness - to knowledge – to action. It makes people capable to use various process like knowing, inquiring, acting, judging, imagining, questioning and developing an aesthetic response to the environment. Sustainability leads to globalization.
To address globalization, which is defined as economic growth combined together with equality and social peace. To meet the challenges of globalization one need to get ready to prepare for a workplace where responsibilities are constantly changing, where vertical management is replaced by networking, where information passes through multiple and informal channels, where initiative-taking is more important than obedience, and where strategies are especially complex because of the expansion of markets beyond national
Borders and hence the education system needs to be restructured, reorient and refined .
United Nations University in 2010 came up with the idea of the decade for education for sustainable development based on a “new vision of education that seeks to empower people of all ages to assume responsibility for creating and enjoying a sustainable future”.
Hence the role of universities is to create highly competent knowledge workers like decision makes, teachers, leaders and entrepreneurs, etc. But, to succeed, universities will need to build new business models that are dynamic, modern and fit for the decades ahead. It need to explore different ways to face and solve these challenges to address sustainability. Universities need to take the responsibility of knowledge transfer activities and the continuous processes of monitoring, centralizing and attempts to manage these activities more efficiently.”
One way to do this the “big data” universities have. Our research focuses on this big data the universities have. The wealth of data in higher education if, analysed systematically, can tell the new patterns generating some important knowledge. This knowledge can be used to improve and to enhance the decision in favour of society. Large amounts of data from a variety of sources is collected on daily basis from students...