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

The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) is seeking applications for a Research Associate/Fellow

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and collaborating on high quality scholarly publications using existing analyzed data, with... Read more

Call for abstracts for the 2nd HEIRRI Conference

The 2nd HEIRRI Conference "Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI” will take place in Vienna on 27 April 2018. Read more

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).

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

Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg Score Top Marks for Their Sustainability Work

Universities play a key role in the transition to a sustainable society by educating the people who will lead the process. In a new evaluation of how... Read more

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.

Universities and their actions