UI GreenMetric Ranking: University of California Davis – The World’s Best Green Campus
Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 dicembre 2016
UI GreenMetric released the results of its UI GreenMetric World Ranking Universities on December 29th 2016. This is the seventh edition of ranking which compares universities’ efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. The ranking was announced by the Universitas Indonesia’s Rector, Prof. Muhammad Anis, along with the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Prof. Riri Fitri Sari at the Central Administration Building, in Depok campus. The ceremony was also opened by the representative of The Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia and also the representative of The Ministry of Research and Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Muhammad Dimyati. This year 516 universities from 74 countries took part, which is an increase from last year with 407 universities from 65 countries. University of California Davis in USA was ranked first with a score of 8398, followed by University of Nottingham in the UK (score 8079) and third position is held by Waganigen University and Research, Netherland (score 7658). University of Connecticut, University of Oxford, Universitat Fur Bodenkultur Wien, Keele University, University of California Berkeley, Nottingham Trent University and are on the top 10 of the rank. Apart from the US, the UK, Japan, Spain, Italy, South America, Chinese Taipei and countries in Europe, Asia, andAfrica, the 2016 results include universities from Algeria, Bahrain, Finlandia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norwegia and Venezuela. The results are computed from information provided by universities online. This year the information is organized under Six (6) main categories. These categories, and their weightings, are: Green Statistics (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste management (18%), Water usage (10%), Transportation (18%), and Education (18%). This year UI GreenMetric has initiated a network hub which becomes a forum for participating universities to share their best practices in implementing sustainable campus programs in their universities. For example, four national workshops had been conducted in Russia, Turkey, Jordania and Indonesia in 2016. The workshops were organized by local universities to encourage their peer groups in their countries to embrace UI GreenMetric indicators to be implemented in more universities infrastructure management. In 2017, the UI GreenMetric global annual workshop will be conducted in Turkey.