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University of Groningen 7th on world list of 912 sustainable universities

10 December 2020

This year, the University of Groningen finished in 7th place in the GreenMetric 2020 UI. Compared to last year, the UG has risen one place. Of the 912 participating universities, Wageningen University & Research is the most sustainable. The University of Groningen is in 2nd place for the Netherlands.

The UI GreenMetric ranking was set up by Universitas Indonesia to draw attention to sustainability in the policy of universities. The universities are ranked by comparing numerical data in the areas of "Setting and Infrastructure", "Energy and Climate Change", "Waste", "Water", "Transportation" and "Education".

Sustainability at the UG

The UG is committed to more sustainability in education and research, but also in business operations, renovation and new construction projects. More about the university's sustainable goals can be found in the Roadmap 2015 - 2020.

The Green Office promotes sustainability in the UG by informing and inspiring students and staff and by advising on the university's policy on sustainability.

Last modified:10 December 2020 5.45 p.m.

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