International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Opening session*

Opening remarks by UNU Rector David Malone*

The United Nations University through its Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is organising the International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education Beyond 2014 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on 9 November, in collaboration with UNESCO, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UNEP, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, and the International Association of Universities (IAU). The Conference will highlight the major challenges and pathways for transformation of higher education institutions (HEIs), with a focus on scaling up and mainstreaming innovative practices in learning and knowledge development and research.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Outcome documents

*All photos courtesy of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan