Sustainability reporting has grown strongly in recent years, particularly in the private sector, and has already reached a high level. However, the situation is different for the universities. Sustainability reporting is still at an early stage. However, higher education institutions in America and Europe are at an early adopter stage. One reason for the slow spread of the sus-tainability reports is, that there are many different reporting standards and assessment tools and therefore no comparability between the individual university units can be established. The aim of this thesis is to show the level of sustainability reporting of public universities in the DACH-region compared with one assessment tool. For this qualitative empirical analysis the Assessment Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education (AISHE) is used. 19 sustain-ability reports of public higher education institutions in the DACH-region were identified, whereas four are from Austrian universities, eleven are from German and four from Swiss uni-versities. The result of the analysis is that the general reporting level is low. This is also ident with the findings of the literature. The findings of this analysis are, that the reporting level of the “Operations” module is the highest (28 %), followed by the “Identity” module (25 %), the “Research” module (18 %), the “Society” module (15 %) and the “Education” module (14 %).