2nd IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD)


This second iteration will go beyond the first survey to reaffirm universities' essential role in the societal transformation by providing a more accurate analysis of global trends in HESD, that covers the diverse approaches around the world.

The objective of this survey is to dentify how higher education institutions incorporate sustainable development into teaching, learning and research, as well as into their day-to-day running. The survey has already received over twice as much responses as the previous edition, which shows the higher ed community's increasing interest in this important topic. We would be grateful if you could join the effort and help us spread the word by sharing the survey with your members and partners. We will share the report as soon as it is published and are open to discuss possible targeted regional/thematical analyses, based on your areas of interest, membership, etc.

The survey, available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, is open until 1 July.

The GUNi network encourages its members and all higher education institutions to participate!


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government