Higher Education

HLPF Special Event Highlights Role of Further Education in a Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

On 7 July 2021, a Special Event of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development highlighted the critical role of further education in achieving sustainable development and ensuring a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Calling All Universities and Colleges: Join the Race to Zero

The Race to Zero is a global campaign to mobilise leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities for a healthy, resilient and fair, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.  

UNEP, Second Nature and EAUC are working together to represent the higher education sector in this race and already have more than 700 signatories on board with the aim of reaching 1,000 by COP26 in November 2021.  

Reorienting Education Towards Sustainability for Higher Education Teachers

Organised by the School of Education, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU), Srinagar, Garhwal, a six-day training programme on 'Reorienting education towards sustainability for higher education teachers' was held from 5-10 December, 2019 in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. RCE Srinagar helped the School of Education to design the training programme.

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RCEs Deliberate on Higher Education Institutions' Partnerships with Communities at the IAU Conference in Kuala Lumpur

The International Association of Universities' (IAU's) 2018 International Conference, hosted by the University of Malaya and held from 13-15 November, 2018 focused on 'Higher Education Partnerships for Societal Impact'. The event provided an opportunity for higher education communities around the world to discuss their mandate and social responsibility, while presenting different forms of partnerships adopted around the worl

RCE Thiruvananthapuram Launches Campus Leaders For Sustainable Development Programme

RCE Thiruvananthapuram has launched a ‘Campus Leaders for Sustainable Development Programme’ in partnership with various government organisations, private entities, civil society organisations and individual mentors committed to the cause of sustainable development.

The programme aims to identify and mould young leaders from university and college campuses to lead the youth in various realms of sustainability and act as torch bearers for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

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Universities Discuss ESD Implementation in Higher Education in Japan

Every year, Japanese universities meet at the Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) Forum to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The HESD Forum is the biggest meeting in Japan of its kind. 30 participants from HESD member universities attended the Forum at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, on the Shiga Campus.

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