Call for Universities

Deadline for Registration: 5 May 2022

We are pleased to invite universities to participate in the World Association for Sustainable Development’s (WASD) official launch of its SDGs Universities Initiative (SDGsUNI). This initiative aims to bring together Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) (universities, colleges and research institutes), societies (academic/professional) and individuals from across the world in a global forum to collaborate and reconnect with the discourse of Sustainable Development (SD). In doing so, WASD is organising an International Conference entitled Transforming Universities: Making an Impact on the Implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda”. 

The conference is a golden opportunity for selected HEIs that have played and continue to play a key role in transforming their teaching and research for the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 to participate in this prestigious platform and showcase their courses, research projects, services and/or initiatives to the whole world, including top experts in the field of SD, Ministers, the UN and high government officials and policy-makers, diplomats, company directors, etc.  


  • Find new students and clients from across the world.
  • Enhance your university’s profile in the internal market.
  • Build relationships and be involved with the UN’s various agencies and officials working on SDGs.
  • Meet more than 200 delegates from around the world and network directly with key universities in the UK and across the world, and share experience and lessons learned with their research and teaching.
  • Selected universities will be included in our SDGs Universities Global/Regional/National Directories 2022 focusing on SDGs, the directories will be officially launched during the conference and complementary copies will be distributed across the world. The recipients will include top experts in the field of SDGs, the UN and high government officials and policy-makers, diplomats, company directors, etc.
  • We welcome short presentations on our conference theme and encourage universities to propose papers and sessions that will be of interest to a diverse audience.
  • Selected universities will be provided with a choice of several levels of engagements in the conference. This can be through the university Vice Chancellor or Dean taking part in one of the various keynote speakers’ panel discussions.

To register and pay the fee for the conference please contact the conference coordinator Mrs Janet Snow via email ( no later than 5 May 2022.