Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities

Accelerating 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, by offering practical approaches and guidance.

The 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 SDSN AusNZPac’s widely referenced 2017 publication, Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities. It was prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in collaboration with the SDSN AusNZPac, 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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  • Chinese translation (中文). Translated by the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University – TUSDG
  • French translation (française). Prepared by Vincent Lhuissier with the support of Liliana
    Diaz (Institut EDS, Université Laval) and Dorothea Strüber (SDSN)
  • Italian translation (italiana). The Italian edition was made possible thanks to the collaboration of: Laura Cavalli (Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation, SDSN Italy Manager), Stefania Toraldo (Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena, SDSN Italy Manager) and other collaborators.
  • Korean translation (한국어). Translated by Korea University Social Service Organization under the leadership of Hwajeong Seak, 고려대학교 사회봉사단 (KUSSO)
  • Portuguese translation (português). Translated by SDSN-Amazônia
  • 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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