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Warwick ranked 4th in the UK for sustainability

In December Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the result of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2020.

The University of Warwick was awarded 4th in the UK, ranking 29th of the 912 participating universities.

How does the ranking measures work?

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings measures each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure. The rankings look at 6 indicators of each university (setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation and education). This year 912 universities from 83 countries took part.

What does this mean for the University?

This great result includes the work the University do around ensuring new buildings are 20-30% more efficient than the average in the UK. We are also improving active models of travel and publicly available transport and will continue to move towards a Circular Economy approach across the University with regards to resources.

We are happy to see the University’s continued improvement in its pursuit of sustainability and thank staff and students for their continued support.

Christ Ennew, Provost said:

“This has been a difficult year for universities worldwide, and yet despite the challenges of the current pandemic, we have seen more and more Universities participating in the UI GreenMetrics process, benchmarking their work and demonstrating their growing commitment towards enhancing sustainability. This past year has highlighted the importance of continued collaboration as we all seek to channel our research, our teaching and our institutional operations towards a more sustainable future."

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