Higher education (HE) plays a key role in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda and related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leaders of universities and other higher education institutions, academic and administrative staff, students and other HE stakeholders are driving the processes towards a more sustainable present and future. The Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) global portal is a tool developed by the International Association of Universities; it provides access to actions and initiatives developed around the world to promote sustainability. Make sure you are part of it!

IAU Members’ and Partners’ News

International Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards - ISCN

Call for nominations for the Tenth Annual International Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards.

Responsible Research and Innovation for Researchers. UOC training course

The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework is gaining momentum across Europe as a strategy to align scientific and technological progress... Read more

Open registration - HEIRRI MOOC to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

HEIRRI MOOC 'Concepts and Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation' Read more

Call for nominations for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD 2018

Generously funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD consists of three annual awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient.

Online course to establish sustainability hub - based on the Green Office Model by Rootability

Students and staff have the chance to apply for an online course that rootAbility and Leuphana University Lüneburg are running for students and staff who... Read more

Sustainable Development: Educating with Purpose

Sustainable Campus Best Practices from ISCN and GULF Universities 2018

New report 'Sustainability in Education' by EAUC

University and College leaders recognise sustainability as priority but fail to deliver, according to the report.

University of Tsukuba joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

As the first national university in Japan in August 2017

Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective

The IAU launches the report of its 2016 global survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD).

Universities and their actions