Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

Together we can affect change for the benefit of the public good. Charles Sturt University (CSU) has adopted the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) index as a key element to the University's Strategy. Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor and President, CSU discusses LiFE and CSU's commitment to sustainable living - click play on the video below to hear more.

The LiFE Program is a structured process designed especially for tertiary education institutions for evaluating current practices that support or impede good sustainability practices and developing plans in a collaborative manner via cross-organisational participation. LiFE has been adopted by Charles Sturt University as a key element of the University Strategy 2015-2016.

LiFE provides a process to manage and document evidence of sustainability and gain accreditation, to compare with other institutions internationally.

In LiFE, there are four (4) priority areas and sixteen (16) frameworks. These frameworks are detailed in the table below.

Priority Areas


Leadership and Governance

Human Capital


Partnership and Engagement

Business and Industry Interface

Community Engagement

Procurement and Supplier Engagement

Staff Engagement

Learning, Teaching and Research

Learning and Teaching


Student Engagement

Facilities and Operations



Resource Efficiency and Waste

Sustainable Construction and Renovation

Sustainable ICT