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

Black Dot Is Creating a Community of Doers

Karin Bylund, 24, heads the Black Dot student association in Gothenburg. The association creates opportunities for students to come up with real solutions... Read more

Call for Application!! ‘ESD Okayama Award 2018’

The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world... Read more

SDSN Northern Europe Arrange Forum to Promote Solutions for an Inclusive Society

In a well-functioning society, integration of different groups of people is key to ending poverty, ensuring education and healthier lives for everyone,... Read more

Green Gown Awards 2018 - entries now open!

STAGE 1 APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW OPEN Stage 1 closes Friday 8 June 2018

UVED MOOC Objectifs de Développement Durable (in French)

En septembre 2015, les 193 États membres des Nations-Unies ont adopté 17 Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD) à atteindre d’ici à 2030. Ils se sont... Read more

Journal Sustainablityy Special Issue "Competencies in Education for Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Education and Approaches".... Read more

Webinar: Building a Community of Sustainable Practice -- the story of higher education and RCE Tongyeong

Sustainable development of a community cannot be achieved by projects or champions -- it can only be made possible by continuously enriching a shared... Read more

2018 ECOSOC e-Discussion: From global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities, 26 March - 8 April 2018

Stakeholders, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from all over the world are invited to engage in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the 2018... Read more

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