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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The 2018-2019 International Green Gown Awards are now open

The International Green Gown Awards, supported by UN Environment, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and... Read more

Call for Papers for Special Issue of SJoR: Study and Practice of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability: The Journal of Record will publish a special issue focusing on the study and practice of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals... Read more

10-week online youth course on Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics with the Earth Charter

This training programme will run from 14 January- 25 March 2019 and participants will need to apply by 17 December 2018! This course is designed to... Read more


Blog Article by a. Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana-Legon b. Professor George Oduro Nkansah Director,... Read more

Online consultation on the draft UNESCO position paper on the Future of Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO invites concerned stakeholders and the public to review the draft UNESCO position paper on the future of Education for Sustainable Development and... Read more

The three winners of the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) announced

The Director-General of UNESCO named the three winners of the 2018 edition on 21 September 2018. They are: the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust... Read more

Agenda 2030 turns 3!

The Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 were adopted three years ago. The week from September 24 until September 30 sees many initatives and... Read more

Rootability offers sustainable university online course

Want to make your university more sustainable? Apply until 16.10 for one of the limited spots in an online course and learn how to establish a student and... Read more

Student perceptions of sustainability in higher education - International survey

NUS just published its latest survey on student perceptions on sustainable development

Universities and their actions