The Jakarta Post
Wageningen University topped the GreenMetric list, followed by England’s University of Nottingham in second place and the United States’ University of California (UC) Davis (Shutterstock.com/Anton Havelaar)
Wageningen University in the Netherlands has been rated the world's greenest campus, according to a survey conducted by the University of Indonesia (UI) this year.
As reported by tempo.co, UI on Monday released its 2017 GreenMetric World University Ranking, in which it ranked 619 universities across 76 countries for their eco-friendliness.
Wageningen topped the list, followed by England’s University of Nottingham in second place and the United States’ University of California (UC), Davis. UI itself ranked 23rd in the global list and is number one in Indonesia.
Wageningen, an agriculture-based university, received a total score of 7,552. The Dutch campus implements a green-orientated element throughout every aspect of its teaching and research, according to survey results.
Nottingham followed with a total score of 7,464, with the campus showing excellence in waste education and processing. The UK university houses a number of innovative solutions to produce renewable energy, including through clean biomass, solar cell and geothermal combined heat and power (CHP), as well as smart eco-building designs.
UC Davis, meanwhile, scored 7,365 for running a reputable environmental science major, as well as being a campus committed to maintaining a green surrounding.
The UI GreenMetric is an annual survey driven by a commitment to the environment, including in Indonesia, with 58 Indonesian universities participating this year.
"The University of Indonesia, through the UI GreenMetric, consistently maintains to be a pioneer in improving university sustainability through the development of a green campus measuring instrument, which has now been widely adopted by universities around the world," said UI rector Muhammad Anis. (liz/kes)