Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • Correspondence
  • Published:

Advancing computational sustainability in higher education

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout


  1. World Commission on Environment and Development. Our Common Future (Oxford Univ. Press, 1987).

  2. Gomes, C. P. Computational sustainability: Computational methods for a sustainable environment, economy, and society. In Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2009 Symposium 27–40 (The National Academies Press, 2010).

  3. Gomes, C. et al. Commun. ACM 62, 56–65 (2019).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Pennington, D. et al. Sustain. Sci. 15, 647–661 (2020).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, 2015).

  6. Sustainability Across the Curriculum Initiative (USC, 2024);

Download references


We acknowledge the support of the USC Sustainability Across the Curriculum initiative in facilitating our collaboration.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations



M.K. and V.P. both contributed to writing, revision, and conception.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Mayank Kejriwal.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Kejriwal, M., Petryshyn, V. Advancing computational sustainability in higher education. Nat Comput Sci 4, 382–383 (2024).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing AI and Robotics

Sign up for the Nature Briefing: AI and Robotics newsletter — what matters in AI and robotics research, free to your inbox weekly.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing: AI and Robotics