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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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.

2019 Europe Sustainable Development Report

The 2019 Europe Sustainable Development Report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Institute for European Environmental Policy identifies... Read more

SDG 4 Data Digest (Report and Database)

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) just made available a report, database and other tools "helping countries to produce and use data to provide... Read more

France's Road Map for the 2030 Agenda

How can the way to a more sustainable future look like? The French Government's strategy to implement the SDGs was published in September 2019 after... Read more

Dutch universities contribute actively to the Sustainable Development Goals

New SDG Dashboard to search for activities at academic institutions in the Netherlands in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Publication: Implementing the 2030 Agenda at Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Responses

The publication focuses on the obstacles that HEIs encounter when implementing the SDGs and offers some clues as to what some higher education... Read more

Higher Education for Sustainable Development Goals - Online Course

New free online course offered by Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna introducing the concept of Sustainable Development and the recent debate... Read more

Universities and their actions