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Wageningen University takes top spot in UI's greenest campus rankings

Gisela Swaragita
Gisela Swaragita

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, April 28, 2019  /  01:10 pm
Wageningen University takes top spot in UI's greenest campus rankings

The Lumen Building in Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. (Wikimedia Commons/Vincent)

Campus environment ranking agency University of Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric has released its latest green campus rankings and awarded the top 10 positions to universities in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The top five ranked universities are Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, University of Nottingham in the UK, University of California Davis in the US, University of Oxford and Nottingham Trent University, both in the UK.

In total, 718 universities are on the list, which also includes Indonesian universities. UI snatched the top rank in Indonesia, at 27th overall, followed by Bogor Agriculture Institute (IPB) at 40th and Diponegoro University at 78th. In Asia, Shandong Normal University-Lishan College was the highest ranked at 17th overall.

“UI GreenMetric uses a measurement system of campus leadership in the cyber-based learning era,” UI GreenMetric head Riri Fitri Sari said on Friday.

Riri further said that the global movement UI had initiated was developing well and had received applications from more than 800 universities around the world.

The rankings were announced at the 5th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Ranking at University College Cork, Ireland, which was held from April 14 to 16. The event was attended by 87 university leaders from 37 countries.

Rifelly Dewi Astuti, UI spokesperson, said UI GreenMetric was a popular and prestigious competition for campuses. Campuses are encouraged to improve green indicators such as eco-friendly garbage disposal, transportation, energy and water management.

“There has been an increase in enthusiasm among universities around the world to participate in this ranking,” Rifelly said. (evi)