Accelerating Action on the SDGs: A Guide for Universities

Universities across the world are aware of the crucial role they play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but very little guidance has been available on how to incorporate these goals into academic life and work. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific, however, has recently issued a new guide that helps bridge this gap.

“Getting started with the SDGs in universities: A guide for universities, higher education institutions, and the academic sector” is a hands-on guide published in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability, the global SDSN Secretariat and universities across Australia and New Zealand. The new guide, which also encourages universities to educate students to become themselves SDG implementers, provides practical information on how universities can engage with and contribute to the SDGs through best practices, lessons learned and case studies that the authors have carried out at participating universities.

Although “Getting started with the SDGs in universities” is principally targeted towards the realities faced by academic institutions in the Asia/Pacific region, it is a valuable resource for universities worldwide.  

The guide is available for download here