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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

Climate Action & Quality Education Research Featured in new UNU Publication and Video

Higher Education is a driving force leading 53% of RCE projects for Climate Action! UNU-IAS just published a video on the RCE network and inspiring... Read more

Earth Day 2021

As the world returns to normal, we can't go back to business as usual. Time for Higher Education to also take action for the planet. Read more

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

Advancing SDGs/SDG1: No poverty at the University of Ghana

The University of Ghana, Lead for SDG 1 in the IAU HESD Cluster, is active in various projects for the SDGs

Joint Statement of Global University Leaders on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On the occasion of the Virtual Forum on the Role of Universities in the 2030 Agenda held March 24, 2021, with IAU as co-organizers, no less than 58... Read more

Article IAU&UAN: Thinking globally and acting locally: Implementing the SDGs in higher education institutions and their associations. A collaborative experience

Together with Antonio Nariño University, SDG2 Lead from the IAU Cluster, IAU contributed recently to the UNESCO- IESALC Journal "ESS" Read more

International Women's Day 2021: IAU launches new Publication on SDG 5 Gender Equality

8 March 2021: The free online publication prepared with the University of Bologna collected University actions towards SDG 5

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

Universities and their actions