IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) 2022

Dear University Representatives,

I hope this message finds you well. I would like to share with you that the International Association of Universities (IAU), our partner for the survey on higher education institutions and lifelong learning, has launched its 3rd iteration of the IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) 2022 – Accelerating Action for the SDGs.

The survey uses the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a framework to foster better understanding of how HEIs engage with sustainable development (SD), how they work, who is working on this at the institutional level and which SDGs are mainly in the focus. Furthermore, the outcomes of the survey will be useful for HEIs engaging or wishing to engage with SD; and to advocate for the significant role of higher education in implementing the 2030 Agenda at the UN level and to national governments. This third global survey will help showcase developments regarding SD in the higher education sector, and help universities implement good practices in sustainability.

You can access the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SurveyHESD22.

It is recommended that only one response per institution is submitted, and that ideally, the person is familiar with the SD work at the institution (e.g. leadership, advisor, other). The questionnaire takes approximately 30 min to complete and is available in English, French and Spanish. The deadline for the survey is May 15, 2022. For questions you can contact Isabel Toman, IAU Programme Officer, Sustainable Development (i.toman@iau-aiu.net).

Your support in disseminating this survey among higher education institutions would be much appreciated.

Best regards,


Nora LorenzAssistant Programme SpecialistFeldbrunnenstr. 5820148 HamburgGermanyTel. +49 (0)40 44 80 41 24Fax +49 (0) 40 4107723n.lorenz@unesco.orgwww.unesco.org/uil