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

Conference & Call for Contributions: “Hamburg Sustainable Development Symposium”, 26 – 29 September

The European network on higher education for sustainable development COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) organizes its annual conference 2017 as a part of the... Read more

The University of Gothenburg's Climate Fund to Support 15 New Projects

Sustainable food consumption, electrically assisted cargo bicycles and climate-friendly ways to arrange international conferences are some of the topics... Read more

IAU/Palgrave & COPERNICUS Alliance Prizes in Higher Education Policy Research 2016-2017 Essay Competition Theme HESD: A New Academic Discipline?

Thanks to, and in partnership with, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., publisher of the Association’s research and reference works, the International Association of... Read more

UNESCO opens nominations for 2017 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO is seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Endowed with a total of USD... Read more

AASHE 2017 Conference & Expo: Call for Proposals

AASHE tenth annual conference «Stronger in Solidarity» will take place October 15–18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is expected to attract... Read more

IAU 15th General Conference- Speakers’ presentations available online

From November 13 to 16, the IAU held its 15th General Conference in Bangkok which was hosted by a consortium of Thai universities.

Season greetings

Newly-elected IAU President, Board as well as all of us in the Secretariat wish you health, peace and happiness in 2017

Pam Fredman new President of the International Association of Universities

The University of Gothenburg’s Vice-Chancellor has been elected President for a term of four years at the IAU’s fifteenth general conference in Bangkok 13... Read more

Results of the 2016 IAU HESD Survey

The first edition of the IAU HESD Global Survey was developed in order to: connect with IAU Members; research and analyze what their approaches are to ... Read more

Universities and their actions