This year, the University of Groningen finished in 8th place in the GreenMetric 2019 UI. Compared to last year, the UG has dropped one place, but scored the same amount of points as the University of Leiden, which ended in 7th place in the rankings. Of the 780 participating universities, Wageningen University & Research is the most sustainable. The University of Groningen is in 3rd 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".
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 is amongst others currently working on new sustainable ambitions for the Roadmap 2020 - 2025.
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.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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