Students perception about sustainability at a brazilian university in Nova Iguaçu city




environmental education, sustainability, higher education


Purpose: This article aims to investigate the perception of students at a higher education institution in Nova Iguaçu (RJ) about environmental sustainability taking into account the objectives of sustainable development, specifically the sustainable development objective (ODS) 4 - quality education. Methodology/Approach: The study is exploratory in a qualitative nature with a focus on answering questions at a level of reality that cannot be quantified, it is an observational study carried out through a cross-sectional cut for content analysis made through a questionnaire directed at 20 students. Findings: The research results corroborate to make sure that educational institutions are necessary for the awareness process, reinforcing the debate on sustainability. The need also emerges to combine multiple social, ecological, psychological, political, ethical-philosophical, cultural, economic and technological dimensions, perhaps using university extension as an axis of transversal, interdisciplinary practice, to promote sustainable thinking. Research Limitation/implication: The number of respondents was determined considering the criterion of saturation in qualitative nature research. Originality/Value of paper: Environmental education in education institutions is fundamental to establish solid bases in favor of sustainability and formation of critical thinking regarding environmental issues. 


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Author Biographies

Mauro Vitor Barros, Estácio de Sá University

Master's degree in progress CEFET/RJ beginning 2023.1; Postgraduate degree at Universidade Estácio de Sá in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (2014-2016); Degree in Law from Universidade Gama Filho (1994 -1998); Graduated in Administration from UNIABEU (1990 - 1994); Occupational Safety Technician (1994-1995.2)High school General Training - Colégio Renovação (1987-1989);Working as a lawyer from 1999 to the present; Advisor Professor at the Legal Practice Center at Estácio de Sá University from 2016 to the present date; Professor at Estácio de Sá University (UNESA) of in-person postgraduate studies in the criminal and criminal procedure course.

Luana de Oliveira Santos, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

Business administration student UFRRJ (2022), pursuing a postgraduate degree in teaching for higher education (Candido Mendes University) Postgraduate degree in Business Management IFRJ, degree in foreign trade Universidade Estácio de Sá 2018, technical training in administration and the environment. Working in companies as an administration assistant. 

Marcelo Oliveira Pereira, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca

He holds a degree in Physics from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004) and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2011). He is currently an associate professor at the Celso Suckow da Fonseca Federal Center for Technological Education.


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How to Cite

Barros, M. V., de Oliveira Santos, L., & Pereira, M. O. (2023). Students perception about sustainability at a brazilian university in Nova Iguaçu city. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 9(1), e684.



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