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

IAU Workshop at High Level Political Forum now online

IAU organised a workshop during the HLPF at the United Nations in New York. The full video is now available online.

IAU Publication SDG 13: Climate Action published

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has gathered 15 concrete examples of meaningful initatives towards climate action, undertaken by... Read more

International Green Gown Awards Finalists announced

The winners will be announced on 10th July 2019 in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. Find out more about the Awards... Read more

Students demand more sustainable development in education and reduced climate impact

Student associations in the field of sustainability from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg want to see more sustainable development in education... Read more

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

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