Welcome to the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Portal

This global portal is a tool developed by the International Association of Universities (IAU) for its Members, partners and the general public; it provides access to university actions and more initiatives developed around the world to promote sustainability.
Currently, the portal lists over 500 News items, 400+ events, and more than 1200 Actions from 1000+ Universities and 285 Organizations globally (August 2021).

Find initiatives, connect and be active for a more sustainable future and the UN SDGs!

IAU Members’ and Partners’ News

EUA survey report on Greening in European higher education institutions

The European University Association just released the data from their 2021 survey

IAU and OSB at SANORD Conference 2021

7-10 September 2021 - IAU and OSB session on 9 September

IAU HESD at the 9th World Sustainability Forum 2021

IAU is organising a virtual session on HigherEd and SDGs on 13 September

The 2021 Gothenburg International Research Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 8

26-27 August 2021 - topics related to SDG8 such as sustainable & inclusive economic growth, employment & decent work for all, and more were... Read more

Universities calling for more innovation, transformation and collaboration for SDG 12 and Agenda 2030: A discussion with the IAU HESD Cluster

During the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021, the International Association of Universities (IAU) organized a virtual event with the SDG 12 Cluster... Read more

IAU at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021!

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the yearly conference of the United Nations where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to... Read more

Higher Education and IAU at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

17 to 19 May 2021- IAU and UNESCO organized a session on the role of Higher Education for the SDGs

HLPF 2021 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Workshops

All recordings, including session 9 co-organized by IAU, are online.

The International Green Gown Awards 2021 Winners are announced !

The winners of the 2021 International Green Gown Awards were announced virtually during the UN HLPF on 7th July 2021.

Universities and their actions