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

IAU Webinar Series on the Future of Higher Education

This fall, IAU is organizing a weekly webinar series, with international experts as guests and topics on Sustainable Development, Internationalization,... Read more

Global University Climate Forum 2020 - apply now!

IAU is partnering with the Global University Climate Forum 2020, organized by Yale Sustainability and partners. Students are invited to apply until 30... Read more

IAU HESD Cluster and UN Global Goals Week 18-26 September 2020

Join the Global Goals week 18-26 September - share your initiatives for the SDGs with the IAU network!

UN General Assembly taking place from 15-30 September 2020

The 75th UN General Assembly led by Mr. Volkan Bozkir is held from 15-30 September 2020 and provides a unique forum for multilateral negotiation. An SDG... Read more

ProSPER.Net Webinar on Sustainability in Higher Education

The webinar will take place on Friday, 16 October, 2020, 3-5 p.m. JST (8-10a.m. CEST). IAU Secretary General, Dr. Hilligje van't Land, will be among... Read more

ISC Survey on key priorities for Science

What Should Be The Key Priorities For Science? Transformation? Sustainability? A Call For Input from the International Science Council

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

Podcast IAU-UNODC The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and higher education

IAU is pleased to be represented by IAU Secretary General, Dr Hilligje van't Land, in the first episode of a podcast series by UNODC on the SDGs and... Read more

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development - Pre-conference workshops

UNESCO launches online workshops on ESD and transformative learning, starting in September 2020

Universities and their actions