Launch of the IAU Global Survey Report on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development

12 January 2023

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is organising a virtual launch event on Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 14.00 – 15.30 CET to present the third survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) report, conducted in early 2022.

In total, 464 valid responses from higher education institutions in 120 countries were collected. The findings show, that higher education and partnerships are essential to address the global challenges identified in the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to build a more sustainable future together. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are in a unique position to foster the engagement with sustainable development (SD) taking a whole-institution approach to Teaching and Learning, Research and Community Engagement. Furthermore, the survey looks closer at partnerships, leadership and strategy for SD and the relatively new concept of Climate Change Education (CCE). This report provides data and thus shows the global commitment and responsibilities of many HEIs towards the 2030 Agenda and SD more generally. The survey was conducted in collaboration with ASEF(Asia-Europe Foundation), Crue (Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas), MECCE (The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education Project). Dowload the report here.

The virtual launch event will present the report and in the second part, experts from different countries will be invited to discuss the results and its implications for universities working with sustainable development, in particular the SDGs. The launch event will include contributions from IAU, Survey partners, and experts.

Find out more about the programme and register for the event on IAU’s website.

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