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

ESD Okayama Award 2019

Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee, are pleased to announce that the ‘ESD Okayama Award 2019’ is open for entry. It rewards... Read more

E. C. O. Institute of Ecology in collaboration with Carinthian University of Applied Sciences offering offering Master of Science Program, Management of Conservation Areas

The program will take place in Austria. The program aims to promote biodiversity conservation and regional sustainable development in Europe and worldwide... Read more

Follow-up Programme of the UNESCO Global Action Programme for Education for Sustainable Development adopted

The Programme and External Relations Commission of the 206th session of UNESCO's Executive Board has reviewed and adopted the proposed future plan... Read more

From a Swedish "fika" to an interdiciplinary network

More groups, organisations or clubs are formed to achieve one primary goal – make this world a better and more sustainable place. This pattern has been... Read more

CRUE adopts whole organisation approach to implement the SDGs in Spanish universities

Supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has become a key priority for the Conference of Spanish University Rectors (CRUE) – the most... Read more

Outreach Program for International students - IAU Member University for Development Studies

Appy now to practically learn about development issues and develop a new understanding of rural communities in Ghana

2019 International Green Gown Awards - Application Deadline Extended until 29th March

The Association for Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU)... Read more

NUS | Sustainability and education survey

The online survey will be open between 18th March and 14th April 2019

nominations for the 2019 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

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

Universities and their actions