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

AASHE 2017 Conference & Expo: Call for Proposals

AASHE tenth annual conference «Stronger in Solidarity» will take place October 15–18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is expected to attract... Read more

IAU 15th General Conference- Speakers’ presentations available online

From November 13 to 16, the IAU held its 15th General Conference in Bangkok which was hosted by a consortium of Thai universities.

IAU/Palgrave & COPERNICUS Alliance Prizes in Higher Education Policy Research 2016-2017 Essay Competition Theme HESD: A New Academic Discipline?

Thanks to, and in partnership with, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., publisher of the Association’s research and reference works, the International Association of... Read more

Season greetings

Newly-elected IAU President, Board as well as all of us in the Secretariat wish you health, peace and happiness in 2017

Pam Fredman new President of the International Association of Universities

The University of Gothenburg’s Vice-Chancellor has been elected President for a term of four years at the IAU’s fifteenth general conference in Bangkok 13... Read more

Results of the 2016 IAU HESD Survey

The first edition of the IAU HESD Global Survey was developed in order to: connect with IAU Members; research and analyze what their approaches are to ... Read more

Campus Dialogue Grants: Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes

BTtoP seeks to support inclusive and focused conversations through campus dialogue grants, with the hope that these dialogues will seed a change in the... Read more

IAU signs a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation of interest to its Members

IAU is pleased to announce the signature of a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) to assist the Foundation with the development of the... Read more

IAU 15th General Conference on: Higher Education: A Catalyst for Innovative and Sustainable Societies

Come and celebrate 100 years of higher education system in Thailand and take part in a global debate on how to build more sustainable and innovative... Read more

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