AWARDS, RECOGNITION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
2018 - Principal Investigator, Pathways for sustainable livelihoods through female community leaders in the Dique Channel region, Colombia- QR Global Challenges Research Fund
2017 - JERRI – Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation- European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 709747, EU
2017 - Co-Principal Investigator, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant:Education for Sustainability and Responsible Innovation: Enquiry and Problem Based Learning in a Blended Context– Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
2016 - Independent Chair of the Board of the multi-partner project Fruit-full Communities, funded by the Big Lottery Fund under Our Bright Future Programme, UK
2016 - Dealing with each other in the Spirit of Ubuntu- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Festival Grant, UK
2016 - Teaching Award Outstanding Achievement for National Union of Student (NUS) Responsible Futures Project, Manchester Metropolitan University Students’ Union, UK
2015- Co-Researcher, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant : Enhancing student
experience through embedding Education for Sustainable Development in the curriculum – Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
2015 - Co-Researcher, The potential of the Human Capabilities Approach (HCA) for strategy development in the Higher Education curriculum-Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Scoping Award, UK
2015 - Walk about the City? - Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival Grant , UK
2014 - Co-Researcher, Incorporating Sustainable Wool Processing using Engineering Solutions into the Academic Curriculum – winner project of the 2nd European Award for Best Practices for the Integration of Human Sustainable Development into Technology and Engineering Education, Global Dimensions in Engineering Education, EuropeAid, EU
2013 - Assistant Curator and Co-researcher, “Mortality Death and the Imagination”, the Holden Gallery - Arts Council Grant, UK
2011 - Artist and Co-researcher, Sculpture series for the Truth of the war through Women’s Voices: Sexual Violence and Gender - Women’s Initiative for the Peace Grant, Colombia
WL. Filho, R. Noyola-Cherpitel, P. Medellín-Milán, VR. Vargas (2017). Sustainable Development Research and Practice in Mexico and Selected Latin American Countries. Springer.
VR. Vargas, R. Lawthom, A. Prowse, S. Randles, K. Tzoulas (2019). Sustainable development stakeholder networks for organisational change in higher education institutions: A case study from the UK. Journal of Cleaner Production. 208, pp.470-478.
W. Leal Filho, S. Raath, B. Lazzarini, VR. Vargas, L. de Souza, et al. (2018). The Role of Transformation in Learning and Education for Sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production. 199, pp.286-295.
V. Vargas, R. Lawthom, A. Prowse, S. Randles, K. Tzoulas (2018). Sustainable Development Stakeholder Networks for Organisational Change in Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study from the UK. Journal of Cleaner Production. 208, pp.470-478.
W. leal, L. Brandli, D. Becker, C. Skanavis, A. Kounani, et al. (2018). Sustainable Development Policies as Indicators and Pre-Conditions for Sustainability Efforts at Universities: fact or fiction?. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 19(1), pp.85-113.
E. Randviir (2017). Novel Research Methods Supporting Advanced Waste Treatment Technologies within a Circular Economy. Environmental Scientist. 26(4), pp.82-87.
FN. Cocchiarella, V. Vargas, S. Titterington, D. Hayley (2017). Research informed sustainable development through art and design pedagogic practices. W. Leal Filho. In: Implementing sustainability in the curriculum of universities : approaches, methods and projects. Springer, Cham, pp.207-221.
DH. Haley, VR. Vargas, P. Ferrulli (2017). Weaving the filigree: Paradoxes, opposites and diversity for participatory emergent arts and design curricula. In: Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable, Development in Higher Education. Springer,
VR. Vargas, G. Heyes (2016). Scaling up the Woven Filigree:(un) Common Systemic Thinking to Embedding Sustainability into the Curriculum in a Large-Scale Higher Education Institution in the UK. In: Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level. Springer,
A. langdown, VR. Vargas (2014). Integrating Sustainable Development Within Teaching Fashion Education. In: Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level Making the Links. Springer,
S. Daimer, S. Randles, VR. Vargas RRI and institutional change: Studying ‘deep institutionalisation’ in non-European cases. Paris, 6/6/2018.
AJ. Prowse, V. Vargas, C. Neame The role of educational development in developing and interpreting university missions: what’s wrong with Motherhood and Apple Pie?.
AJ. Prowse, VR. Vargas Potential of the Human Capabilities Approach for Strategy Development in Higher Education.
AL. Paucar-Caceres, PM. Hernandez, V. Vargas Education for Sustainable Development: An Exploratory Survey of a Sample of Latin American Higher Education Institutions. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/3/2017.
VR. Vargas, D. Haley Seeking Eco Action: the Myth of Data Science and the Art of Resilience. Colombia, 9/5/2016.
MJA. Fernando, C. Boyd, A. Langdown, V. Vargas Sustainable Wool Processing developed with the Academic Curriculum. Cyprus, 16/3/2015.
A. Prowse, VR. Vargas (2016). Potential of the Human Capabilities Approach for Strategy Development in the Higher Education Curriculum. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).
FN. Cocchiarella, D. Haley, V. Vargas (2016). Fruitful Futures: Imagining Pomona.
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