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".
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.
The Dutch science funding agency NWO recently awarded a large research project into new concepts for energy-efficient information technology of no less than ten million euros
On the recommendation of the Board of the University of Groningen, Dr Frans J. Sijtsma has been appointed as academic director of the Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development with effect from 1 February 2023. This concerns a 0.5 FTE...
Science shops. What kinds of things can you buy there? A knowledge sandwich? A wisdom smoothie? Bacteria on demand? It is not clear to everyone what science shops have to offer. And yet, they play an important role for society, researchers, and...
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