SDG Universities Guide - One year on

SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific is proud to be celebrating one year since the launch of the ‘Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities: A Guide for Universities, Higher Education Institutions, and the Academic Sector‘ on 21 August, 2017.

We produced the Guide in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the global SDSN Secretariat to help universities align their activities with the SDGs and accelerate their actions.

Since the launch, the Guide has been widely distributed, cited and translated, and has inspired institutions around the world to do more to support the SDGs. Here are a few highlights of our achievements with the Guide:


  • 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)
  • 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).

Citations in publications

Mentions in blog, articles and websites

The Guide is mentioned in over 100 websites, including blogs, articles, presentations and resource compilations. These include:

We would like to thank everyone who has shared, promoted and utilised the Guide to deepen their contribution to the SDGs.

If you have mentioned the Guide in a publication, article or blog, please share it with us at

SDSN AusNZPac looks forward to continuing our efforts to strengthen the university sector’s contribution to the SDGs.