Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities

Accelerating education for the SDGs guide coverAccelerating Education for the SDGs is a guide to help universities, colleges, and tertiary and higher education institutions provide their learners with the knowledge, skills and mindsets to contribute to solving the world’s sustainable development challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The guide aims to inspire and empower universities to take action and support them through this process, regardless by offering practical approaches and guidance. It guide is accompanied by a case study website:, with examples of how universities around the world are already accelerating their implementation of Education for the SDGs.

The guide updates and expands on the Education section of the widely referenced 2017 publication, Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities.

The guide was prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in collaboration with the SDSN Regional Network for Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), and Monash University, and includes contributions from dozens of universities and higher education institutions around the world.


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Related publications

  • Korean translation (한국어). Translated by Korea University Social Service Organization under the leadership of Hwajeong Seak, 고려대학교 사회봉사단 (KUSSO)
  • Spanish translation (español). Translated by: Giovanni Bruna and Dorothea Strüber
    (SDSN) with support from Julia Martínez Barbero and Marta García Haro (REDS / SDSN Spain).

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