THE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES (IARU) The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was established in 2007 and is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading researchintensive universities. IARU jointly addresses grand challenges facing humanity. The Alliance has identified sustainable solutions on climate change as one of its key initiatives. As a demonstration of its commitment to promote sustainability, IARU has sought to lead by example through establishing the Campus Sustainability Program, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of our campus activities. It also organises international scientific congresses on sustainability and climate challenges.