10 December 2020

Liepaja University ranks among the World's greenest universities

Liepaja University for the first enters the “green” world university ranking – UI GreenMetric World University Rankings.

The aim of the rating is to assess the activities of the world's higher education institutions in green policy-making and a sustainability, focusing on global climate change challenges, energy and water saving, recycling and green transport.

The rating identified a number of criteria: surroundings and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transport and education and research. Liepaja University showed the best indicators in the categories: waste, transport and energy, climate change.

A total rating this year includes 912 higher education institutions from 84 countries. There are 3 universities from Latvia: Riga Technical University, Liepaja University and Daugavpils University, with obtained 56th, 575th and 753th place.

In the first place of the ranking is the Wageningen University and Research  from the Netherlands, the second – University of Oxford from the United Kingdom and the third –  University of Nottingham from the United Kingdom.

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