The SDG4U Mapping Tool is now online!

SDG4U – Engaging SDGs for Transformative Education and Enhanced Sustainability in Universities is a cooperation partnership project that spans over 3 years (2022-2025). The project consortium is composed by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Coordinator), the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciencesthe University College Cork – National University of Ireland, the University of MurciaThe American College of Greece Research Center and UNIMED.

The project aims to support and enhance the implementation of SDGs in higher education by embedding sustainability across teaching, research, operations, and community outreach. Indeed, the main priority is to stimulate innovative learning and teaching practices through engaging SDGs to transformative education and sustainability practices in universities. To reach this goal, the project tackles to identify modules/courses that include SDGs in existing academic material and to create a mapping tool for SDGs in Higher Education.

The SDG4U Consortium has worked on developing a Mapping Tool, designed to keep track of how universities embed SDGs in their courses, with the overall aim of getting a picture of where higher education institutions stand in terms of supporting SDGs. It also provides examples and inspiring means to enhance effective engagement of HEIs, teachers and educators, students and researchers, with SDGs. The SDG4U Mapping Tool aims to inspire sustainable learning, one module at a time.

It is expected to identify and map the existing modules/courses that contain SDGs in their content, and further contribute to the development of new trans-disciplinary modules and courses in European universities. In turn, students will have a tool to select their courses based on the integration of SDGs in the curricula. Last but not least, the SDG4U Mapping Tool will bring inspiration for future-oriented curricula that better meet the needs of individuals, institutions and societies. The Mapping Tool will inform operations and community engagement efforts to incorporate the principles of sustainability at all levels of university life.

This relevant instrument is now available online at sdg4u.uoa.gr/mapping_tool/ and will be implemented in all participating universities of the project.

For more information about how to access and make use of the SDG4U Mapping Tool, you can reach NKUA, Project Coordinator at 056ffdcb.panteion.gr@emea.teams.ms.

Stay tuned to know more about the next steps by visiting the website project and the SDG4U Facebook page!