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!

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Test your student and staff knowledge on the UN’s Global Agenda

New Sulitest Module on the Sustainable Development Goals available in English and in French!

The University of Gothenburg Topping Environmental Ranking

For a second straight year, the University of Gothenburg is topping the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s ranking of environmental management work... Read more

ESD Okayama Award 2017 - Call for applications

The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practices... Read more

IAU joined the University Alliance for Sustainability Spring Campus 2017

From March 27-31 Freie Universität hosted the second Spring Campus event of the University Alliance for Sustainability on the topic “Societal... Read more

The Future of the Pacific Ocean - Asia-Pacific Case Competition

The inaugural APRU–NYT Case Competition brings together the best minds from universities in the Asia-Pacific region to solve a pressing issue: The Future... 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

IAU took part in the jury of the 2016 edition of the International Green Gown Awards

The International Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. The Awards cover all... Read more

Working Together for a Sustainable University

The University of Gothenburg wants to become a European leader in sustainable development – a goal that will be reached together with the students.

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