Welcome to the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Portal

This global portal is a tool developed by the International Association of Universities (IAU) for its Members, partners and the general public; it provides access to university actions and more initiatives developed around the world to promote sustainability.

Find initiatives, connect and be active for a more sustainable future and the UN SDGs!

IAU Members’ and Partners’ News

IAU to launch new Publication on SDG 5 Gender Equality on Women's Day 2021

The free online publication prepared with the University of Bologna will be launched on 8 March 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: IAU – E4J Grants Programme for Young Researchers

IAU and UNODC are launching a joint call for papers for young researchers working on issues related to SDG 16: peace, justice and strong institutions

International Women’s Day 2021 – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”... Read more

ALMAGOALS - Projects and Research with Impact at the University of Bologna

Various collaborative research projects at the University of Bologna and ALMAGOALS address sustainability issues and SDGs

Higher Education and IAU at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

17 to 19 May 2021- IAU and UNESCO will organize a session on the role of Higher Education for the SDGs

SOS-UK : Global Goals Teach In 2021 has started

The Teach In calls upon educators across all stages of education to pledge to include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within their teaching,... Read more

Recording and Summary available: Webinar on SDG 3 Health - UOC and IAU Cluster

The Open University of Catalonia and the International Associaton of Universities co-organized a webinar on Tuesday, 27th October, 14.30-16.00 CST (Paris/... Read more

SOS report on 2020 Survey: Students, sustainability and education just released

Survey results from SOS international's initiative reveal a strong sense of concern regarding themes around sustainable development and climate... Read more

MOOC on Transdisciplinarity

Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenge is an online course developed by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences and other partners

Universities and their actions