January 22, 2016, by Charlotte Anscombe
Nottingham is number one in the world for sustainability for the fourth time
The University of Nottingham has been ranked number one in the world for FOURTH time in in a list of the most sustainable universities.
Nottingham was ranked first out of 400 universities that took part in the Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities 2015, which is produced by the University of Indonesia.
The rankings take into account a wide range of criteria and there are 62 categories including green statistics, energy and climate change, waste management, transport and education around green issues.
It is the first and only ranking that measures each participating university’s commitment to developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure.
Andrew Nolan, Director of Sustainability at the University said: “We are delighted to be recognised, again, as a University committed to sustainability by the prestigious University of Indonesia Greenmetric. Our continued efforts to maintain our ranking deliver real benefits for both our staff, students and the industries we work with.
“In 2015/16 we have invested heavily in new low carbon energy generation and distribution, low emission vehicles and continue to develop our teaching and research excellence to support sustainable development.”