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

International Green Gown Awards 2020

The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. The 2020 Awards cycle is... Read more

IAU releases new global survey report on HESD

IAU is delighted to announce the release of its 2nd Global Survey Report on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development conducted in June-... Read more

Resource Guide for Higher Education Institutions UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) + Media Content

The United Nations Media Office and IAU developed a brochure targeted at universities to help them get further engaged with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

IAU, ACU and AUF strengthen joint collaboration to advance higher education

The International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (... Read more

ACTIF - Action for responsible francophone Innovation

ACTIF is an international collaborative social innovation scheme of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and its regional offices. It was... Read more

New Publication: Higher Education in the World 7

The new report published by the GUNi Network analyses the relationship between Humanities and Higher Education: Synergies between Science, Technology and... Read more

MOOC Introduction to Sustainable Development in Business

The aim of this course offered by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University of Mauritius is to introduce you to Sustainable Development Goals... Read more

Take part in UN Environment project survey

Share your actions for more sustainable universities in this survey for the new UN environment project "The Little Book of Green Nudges"... Read more

Campus 2030 Challenge

Call for applications: Help build the university environment of the future. The challenge is open to students, professors and researchers worldwide.

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