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Are you part of a not-for-profit knowledge institution?


Are you deeply committed to sustainable development?

Are you keen to contribute with practical solutions?

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Join a global network of knowledge institutions.

It is simple and free to apply for SDSN membership! Applications are accepted continually.


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Who can join?

SDSN welcomes knowledge-generating not-for-profit institutions.

Membership in SDSN is free and open to not-for-profit institutions (not individuals). Institutions must be knowledge-generating, i.e. they must conduct research, analyses, and/or data collection, and can be universities, research institutions, foundations, or civil society groups.

Members have to be involved in research and/or education to participate in the global network; they cannot just engage in advocacy or communications activities.

Member institutions should have deep expertise in one or more areas related to sustainable development and commit a substantial amount of their own work towards finding and/or implementing solutions for the SDGs. They should be well-established institutions, having been in operation for over 5 years.

Member benefits

The global SDSN can provide you with a large set of activities to accelerate practical problem-solving for sustainable development. Find out more about the general benefits here.

All Nordic members of SDSN are invited to take an active part in developing actions to promote sustainable solutions at local, national and global scales within SDSN Northern Europe. Read more about what we offer members in SDSN Northern Europe.

The application process

It is simple and free to apply for SDSN membership! Just complete and submit the online membership application form. Applications are accepted continually. The Executive Committee of the global SDSN Leadership Council reviews incoming applications and notifies new members quarterly.

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