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

2020 RCE Applications deadline extended

Is your organisation interested in facilitating learning towards sustainable development in your local or regional community? The Global RCE Service... Read more

IAU releases new global survey report on HESD

IAU is delighted to announce the release of its 2nd Global Survey Report on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development conducted in June-... Read more

Find free online courses on the SDGs at the SDG Academy

'Free educational resources from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development' to widen your knowledge on SDGs Read more

IAU calls for more cooperation to push sustainable development agenda

In relation to the recent publication of its report on the Second Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development, the IAU... Read more

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate 2019

A new report was released by the World Meterological Organization on the State of the Global Climate 2019

Examples of Best Practices for applying SDGs to Higher Education

Related to the SDG Accord and other intitiatives, EUAC (The Alliance for Sustainability and Leadership in Education) issued a document with examples of... Read more

International Green Gown Awards 2020

The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. The 2020 Awards cycle is... Read more

Resource Guide for Higher Education Institutions UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) + Media Content

The United Nations Media Office and IAU developed a brochure targeted at universities to help them get further engaged with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

IAU, ACU and AUF strengthen joint collaboration to advance higher education

The International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (... Read more

Universities and their actions