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

Call for Nominations: Falling Walls Remote 2020: The Breakthroughs of the Year

The Falling Walls Fondation calls leading academics and world-class academic institutions from around the world – universities, research organisations,... Read more

Find out about IAU's participation in the UN High-Level Political Forum 2020!

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the yearly conference of the United Nations where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to... Read more

Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020 (#HES2020) from 31 August to 2 September 2020

Last Days to register for HES2020 (deadline 31 July). The summit offers a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded and like-hearted colleagues and... Read more

A partnership for the higher education sector

During the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF... Read more

AUF, ACU and IAU share virtual exhibiton for the HLPF 2020

This virtual exhibition is organized by the partner associations International Association of Universities (IAU), l’Agence universitaire de la... Read more

2 IAU Cluster Lead universities include Sustainable Development in Strategic Plans 2020-2025

IAU HESD Cluster Leaders from Canada reaffirming their commitment to Sustainable Development in their Strategic Plans 2020-2025

Announcing the 2020 International Green Gown Awards Winners : IAU members awarded!

The winners of the 2020 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 8th July 2020 in an online bilingual ceremony hosted by Sonya Peres, Climate... Read more

IAU List of Virtual events on Higher Education (SDGs & COVID-19)

IAU is pleased to have collected recordings to offer you an overview of different virtual events related to SDGs and COVID-19 openly accessible online!

SDG Academy Launches New Course: Measuring Sustainable Development

Enroll in the SDG Academy's new course, Measuring Sustainable Development, to learn how to use tools to measure the SDGs, including the SDG Index.... Read more

Universities and their actions