The SET4HEI certification 

Using SET4HEI as a self-assessment tool and visualizing your final scores, might show a large contribution of your higher education institution to some of the SDGs.

If you are a higher education institution who excels in the contribution to some of the SDGs and would like to position yourself as a leader in impact to sustainable development, you can apply for the SET4HEI certification once it is formally launched, which is expected within 2024. In this process, your performance on the SDGs of your choice will be rigorously assessed and externally validated by peers and experts in the fields in a process coordinated by UNESCO.

If your high performance is verified and validated by UNESCO, your institution will receive a UNESCO digital badge (linked to a unique identifier) per each SDG in which you excel plus detailed feedback on areas for improvement. This SET4HEI UNESCO badge will be a tangible and prestigious signal to showcase the activities your institution undertakes on sustainable development in websites, emails and other communication materials.

More details on the SET4HEI certification will be available soon.

In the meantime,

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