Resources and Tools

It can be difficult to keep up-to-date with all the developments and activities happening in relation to the SDGs of relevance for higher education. Therefore, hhis page provides an overview of tools and resources with a general focus on either SDGs or specifically working with SDGs in higher education. These include:

  • Reports on HESD
  • Declarations and charters
  • Assessment Tools
  • Questionnaires and Surveys
  • Strategic Plans
  • Guides and Best Practices

It is an non-exhaustive list and please contact IAU HESD if you have suggestions for additions to the list. IAU is not responsible for the content on secondary pages. 


IAU International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)

HEDBIB offers a collection of resources focusing on all sorts of Higher Education. Access HEDBIB directly at:  Please note: From 1 October 2021, IAU HEDBIB is not being updated anymore. The information in the archive remains accessible. See also Bibliography on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development 2010 - 2020

General SDGs Tracking Tools

Specific SDG Tools

SDG Resources for Universities

2019 - Sustainable Development Goals - Resources for educators

2018 - Universities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals, WUN

2018 - Leading role for universities in fight for sustainability, WUN

2018 - Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GUNi

2017 - Getting started with the SDGs in Universities, SDSN

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