The Sustainability Evaluation Tool for Higher Education Institutions (SET4HEI) is a free, online and open resource. It allows higher education institutions to map their current and potential future contributions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SET4HEI has been designed to cover a wide range of social, economic and environmental activities that higher education institutions could potentially undertake. The 18 self-assessment questionnaires below address each one of the 17 SDGs plus a shorter introductory assessment on basic good practices across all SDGs. However, institutions are not expected to undertake all activities in all areas. An institution can choose to assess only those SDGs more aligned with the institutional strengths, strategy, values or vision.

When selecting an assessment from the catalogue below you will be redirected to Campus IESALC, the platform hosting the SET4HEI assessments.

Launched in September 2023, as a “beta” or early version. All self-assessments are currently only offered to be explored and completed in anonymous mode (without the option for registration), so the answers are not saved. The final version of SET4HEI will be launched later this year – including English and Spanish versions. Then, the registration functionalities will be available, allowing users to save their progress, receive feedback and apply for an optional digital badge of the SET4HEI certification.

For more details on how to fill in the assessments, visit the section How does it work or download the user guide (available in English and Spanish).