Getting started with the SDGs in Universities

University SDG GuideGetting started with the SDGs in universities is a guide to help universities, higher education institutions, and the academic sector in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to accelerate their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Guide highlights the important role universities have in implementing the SDGs through their teaching, research, operations and leadership, and provides practical guidance and examples to inspire further action.

The Guide is an initiative of SDSN Australia/Pacific in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), the global SDSN, and Australian and New Zealand universities.


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  • Chinese Summary (中文). Prepared by Professor Zheng Yi (Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University – TUSDG)
  • Japanese translation (日本語). Translated by Professor Mitsunobu R. Kano (Okayama University and Science Council of Japan); Editorial Supervision by SDSN Japan / Professor Norichika Kanie (Keio University and SDSN Japan)
  • Portuguese translation (português). Translated by Ana Cláudia Medeiros, Ricardo Augusto Kong Ormeno, Macarena Mairata, and Thais Megid Pinto (SDSN-Amazônia)
  • Spanish translation (español). Translated by: Elena Pérez Lagüela y José Luis de la Cruz (ASYPS); Alexis Velo y Silvia Arias Careaga (Oficina de Acción Solidaria y Cooperación, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Cristina Bernis (Asociación para el Estudio de la Ecología Humana, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Montserrat Cabré Pairet, Josefina Fernández Martínez y Eva Pelayo Sañudo (Área de Igualdad, Conciliación y Responsabilidad Social, Universidad de Cantabria); Olatz Ukar Arrien y Miguel Ruiz (Área de medio ambiente, Responsabilidad Social, Universidad de Deusto);Javier Agustí; Dorothea Strüber (SDSN) y Marta García Haro (SDSN Spain).

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