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!

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Dutch universities contribute actively to the Sustainable Development Goals

New SDG Dashboard to search for activities at academic institutions in the Netherlands in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Publication: Implementing the 2030 Agenda at Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Responses

The publication focuses on the obstacles that HEIs encounter when implementing the SDGs and offers some clues as to what some higher education... Read more

Higher Education for Sustainable Development Goals - Online Course

New free online course offered by Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna introducing the concept of Sustainable Development and the recent debate... Read more

Call for Papers on Gender Equality in Higher Education

A call is now open for contributions on SDG5 - Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls! Together with the University of Bologna, the... Read more

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable... Read more


"The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development" - Report by an independent group of schientists for the UN Read more

2019 Sustainable Development Report

SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung published the Sustainable Development Report 2019 including the SDG Index and Dashboards

UNESCO Report on SDG4

"Beyond Commitments - How countries implement SDG4" Read more

UNESCO publishes document on the ethnical challenges of climate change

In this new document, the UNESCO approaches the ethnical and philosophical questions in relation to climate change and possibilities on how to tackle them...

Universities and their actions