Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Profile Facts and figures Sustainability

The UG is the most sustainable Dutch university!

01 February 2016

The RUG is the highest ranked Dutch university in the sustainability ranking of the Green Metric. The University of Groningen comes in at number 12 of the 407 participating universities worldwide.

The university is very pleased because this ranking is an indication of our progress in the field of sustainability. According to Dick Jager, the project manager integrative sustainability from the RUG; this good ranking is due to a better mapping of sustainable education and publications. Yanike Sophie, coordinator of the Green Office embraces the high participation of students and employees of the RUG. “Our projects only work because of this high involvement”. This year we will develop several projects to make the university even more sustainable. Jeroen Bosveld from the Green Office and Master student Environmental and Infrastructure Planning stated that students and employees will notice the sustainable university more and more. “Sustainability will become a way of living!”

The Green Office organises a drink to celebrate the result of the Green Matric. This will be held on the 2th of February from 4.30pm until 6.00 pm at the AMD building of the RUG (Visserstraat 49). Students and Employees are more than welcome; please send us an email if you want to have a drink with us greenoffice@rug.nl.

Last modified:13 March 2020 12.39 a.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 01 July 2020

    Sander de Hosson elected Alumnus of the Year 2019

    Lung doctor Sander de Hosson has been elected Alumnus of the Year 2019 by the University of Groningen. He is receiving the award for the incisive way in which he calls for attention for the emotional side of palliative care and for making death a...

  • 01 July 2020

    Ymkje Anna de Vries wins Gratama Award

    The 2020 Gratama Science Award has been awarded to Dr Ymkje Anna de Vries of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen. De Vries followed degree programmes in the fields of neuroscience, clinical science and...

  • 01 July 2020

    Wierenga-Rengerink Dissertation Prize for Arpi Karapetian

    The Wierenga-Rengerink Dissertation Prize for the best PhD thesis of the year 2019 has been awarded to Dr Arpi Karapetian. Her 502-page thesis is entitled Bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid uit onrechtmatige daad: Civielrechtelijke en strafrechtelijke...