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

Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective

The IAU launches the report of its 2016 global survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD).

The call for applications for the Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residencies is now open!

IAU is pleased to offer its members a unique opportunity to expand their work and put forward the value of academics’ contributions to the development of... Read more

IAU joined the International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation

On September 18-19, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia hosted the International Conference on SDGs organized by the Global University Network for... Read more

Winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

The three winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) have been named.

The SDG Accord: the University and College Sector’s Collective Response to the SDGs

The International Association of Universities is a founding endorsing partner of the SDG Accord.

Six positions opened at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science

HELSUS is now seeking outstanding candidates for six positions of assistant/associate/full professor in sustainability science.

IAU at the G7 University Summit “University Education for All. Actions for a sustainable future”

IAU represented by Prof. Stephen Freedman, IAU Board Member and Provost Fordham University, USA, attended G7 University Summit on “University Education... Read more

Sustainable students travelled to Iceland by sea

On the first weekend in June, 13 students from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg travelled to Iceland to study the... Read more

183 colleges and universities say “We Are Still In’ on Paris Climate Agreement

183+ colleges and universities along with more than 1,000 governors, mayors, businesses and investors have assembled in pursuit of climate action to... Read more

Universities and their actions