For the third consecutive year, the University of Navarra campus has received the international award for parks and green spaces
The Green Flag Award recognizes excellence in management and ranks the university campus among the best parks in Europe
For the third consecutive year, the University of Navarra campus has received the Green Flag Award for parks and spaces. The award recognizes the holistic management of green spaces, rating the campus as one of the best parks in Europe in terms of management excellence. The 2020 Green Flag Award recognized 2,221 parks in 15 countries. In Spain, in addition to the University of Navarra campus, the Zaragoza Parque del Agua, the University of Huesca campus and the Quevedo de León Park were also recognized.
Eight people work in the Gardening and Landscaping Service, which is part of the Buildings and Maintenance Service. In total, over the last year the University has spent €1,871,500 on maintaining the campus. With an area of 113 hectares, it is the largest green space in Pamplona. It has more than 4,190 trees of 173 different species, as well as a wide variety of shrub species and botanical walking routes. Since the last academic year, it also includes a five-kilometer running circuit.
“We’re very happy. This award recognizes the effort and work of the Gardening and Landscaping team as well as the other campus services. At the same time, it encourages us to continue working to maintain a green and sustainable campus, including social sustainability, so that it can be enjoyed not only by the university community but by the whole city,” said Cristina Muñoz Corsini, Director of Campus Planning and Design. “We’re very grateful to have received this award, and we are committed to continuous improvement going forward.”