Higher education has a key role to play in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda and the SDGsLeaders of universities and other higher education institutions, the academic and administrative staff, the students and other HE stakeholders are driving the processes to lead up to a more sustainable present and future.

The Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) portal is an information and inspirational tool developed by the International Association of Universities (IAU); it provides access to actions and initiatives developed around the world. Make sure you are part of it!


IAU congratulates IARU on the occasion of its 10th anniversary

IARU has been collaborating on issues of sustainability since 2006

Results of IAU Global Survey on HESD

The preliminary results of the IAU Global Survey on HESD are now available.

IAU Survey on HESD

"IAU is advocating recognition and strengthening of the role higher education plays in the overall process of achieving sustainable development. IAU... Read more

ISCN elects University of Gothenburg's sustainability officer into advisory committe

The University of Gothenburg’s sustainability officer Eddi Omrcen has been elected into the advisory committee of the International Sustainable Campus... Read more

ESD Okayama Award 2016

Open for entry!

Participation to COP 22

Call for interest: invitation to all actors in the field of the climate change, international cooperation and/or environmental education to show their... Read more

Baltic University Programme (BUP): Research Grant

The BUP Small Research Grant 2016 will support sustainability research and innovation among undergraduate, master and PhD students and young scholars from... Read more

Call for Contributions for the COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016

Sustainability Transformation of Science Systems The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focuses on the sustainability transformation of institutional,... Read more

uOttawa to seek ways to 'shift' fossil fuel investments; rejects full divestment

The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has voted to try to “shift” the school’s investments in fossil fuel industries, but stopped short of full... Read more

Universities and their actions