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IAU calls for more cooperation to push sustainable development agenda

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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 commented on the importance of collaboration and within and between Higher Education Institutions for the SDGs

In relation to the recent publication of its report on the Second Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development, the IAU (International Association of Universities) commented on the importance of collaboration and within and between Higher Education Institutions for the SDGs in the online medium University World News.

From the article:

'The IAU has advocated for higher education institutions to play a role in supporting sustainable development since the early 1990s and has made it one of its strategic priorities ever since.

With sustainable development moving to the top of the strategic agenda, and the survey results backing this up, cross-sectoral collaboration is an important approach to be taken. Cooperation between higher education institutions and within higher education institutions is essential, particularly between disciplines and levels.

Although the results of the survey are encouraging, more should be done to keep up with the ambitious global goals, and higher education institutions are encouraged to take a greater part in the process.

Higher education is transforming to include sustainable development principles and visions; the question is whether or not the 2030 Agenda mechanisms are ready to welcome higher education as a confirmed stakeholder in the process.'

The full article can be found here.

Click here for the full report on the results of the IAU Second Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development.

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International Association of Universities (IAU)
03/23/2020