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Institutional Cooperation in Responsible and Sustainable Education

Project financed by Norway Grants.
Project period: 1.1.2016 -- 30.9.2016

Project promoter: Mendel University in Brno
Project partner: Hedmark University of Applied Sciences (former Hedmark University College)

Chief-Project Solver and coordinator: Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D.
Project solvers: Renata Kučerová, Ph.D.; Kristin Stevik, cand.polit;
Project administration: Ing. Barbora Šiklová
Student involved: Ing. Monika Prísažná, Ing. Monika Vencourová, Ing. Anna Kubovčíková

The aim of this project is to develop cooperation between the Mendel University in Brno and Hedmark University College. The cooperation is be based on joint research and publication in the field of responsible and sustainable education. The research includes the comparison of both institutions with the aim of benchlearning - finding new knowledge and inspiration for the future existence of these universities in terms of social responsibility. The research has four stages: creation of a questionnaire based on a modified version of ISO 26000 draft, distribution of questionnaire and personal interviews with appropriate representatives of the university, evaluation of the questionnaire and finally comparison of the results in three main areas -- economic, social and environmental. Outputs leading to a possible suggestion of improvements are be published in a form of a monograph with the title Responsibility and Sustainability of Higher Education Institutions" and the ISBN 9781784495589 by Pearson Publishing. The monograph could be obtained on the request by project coordinator (

For more info contact:
Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D.
Department of Management
Faculty of Business and Economics
Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic