In 2019, the International Association of Universities (IAU) launched an initiative referred to as the IAU’s Global Cluster on HESD (Higher Education for Sustainable Development), with the purpose of accelerating and increasing collaboration regarding higher education institutions’ work for sustainable development. The Cluster is composed of 17 sub-clusters, each championing and working on one specific sustainable development goal (SDG) of Agenda 2030.
The University of Gothenburg leads the sub-cluster on SDG 8, referred to as The SDG 8 Initiative. The work is coordinated by a small secretariat at the University of Gothenburg. Two working groups are formed – one consisting of committed researchers at different faculties at the University of Gothenburg, and one consisting of the focal points at the nine satellite universities of the sub-cluster. The ’Satellites’ of the SDG 8 Initiative are located in the Global South. Out of the nine universities, two are located in South America, another two in southern and eastern Asia, as well as five in Africa.
Level of Education: Higher education
Lead Organisation: University of Gothenburg