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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

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

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

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

Social Impact and IAU HESD Cluster Members

IAU HESD Cluster leads Siam University, Thailand, and Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, recently presented their work with the SDGs and social impact... Read more

Apply now for the International Green Gown Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 International Green Gown Awards are now open for applications - IAU has been a partner for many years

Sustainable on the Go Conference - York University

Read the Conference Declaration and watch the recordings of this event

Universities and their actions