SDG Students Program

The SDG Students Program is an initiative of SDSN Youth that aims to engage students in higher education in the global effort to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as empower them with the knowledge, skills, and pathways to action to be effective agents of change today.

The SDG Students Program are semi-virtual, semi-physical community hubs of learning and local action.

Watch what Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Director of SDSN, has to say about the program.


A global network of student hubs, where students can come together to learn about, engage with, and take action on the SDGs.


To transform the world’s universities into hubs of learning and engagement for the SDGs, as well as drivers of new solutions to local problems.

  1. Transforming Universities: Ensuring universities become hubs of learning and engagement for the SDGs. 
  2. Transforming Communities: Ensuring students can become drivers of new solutions to local problems
How can I get an SDG Student Hub on my campus?
  1. Your university first needs to be a Member Institution of SDSN. Membership is free, and more information about the process can be found here.
  2. A student with at least two years of studies left needs to apply to join our team as a campus leader (what we call “SDG Coordinator”) during the annual recruitment cycle, which takes place from July to August. Successful applicants go through a training program before they take on responsibilities setting up and running the hub.
What is an SDG Coordinator? 

SDG Coordinators are SDSN Youth’s representatives on your campus, and they are responsible for leading the SDG Student Hubs.

What is an SDG Hub Member? 

SDG Hub Members are university students who have an interest in learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, and who want to be part of a like-minded community of young people who want to change the world.

How can I become an SDG Hub Member? 

All you need to do is fill out this registration form, and we’ll be in touch if your application has been approved.

What is the SDG Students Program Certificate?

Jointly developed by SDSN Youth, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the SDG Academy, the SDG Students Program Certificate is a non-credit certificate to encourage university students to learn about, engage with, and take action on the SDGs. SDG Hub Members who complete the eight criteria will receive an SDG Students Program Certificate. Find out more in this guide.


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