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The University, among the 100 most sustainable universities in the world, according to the UI Greenmetric ranking

The center has risen nine positions since the previous edition and 155 since 2014

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10/12/19 12:22

The University of Navarra is among the 100 most sustainable universities in the world, as certified by the UI Greenmetric World University Ranking in its 2019 edition.

IU Greenmetric, which is completing its ninth edition this year, evaluates university infrastructures, the use of energy and water, the fight against climate change, waste management, transportation and the university's educational programs around the sustainability. Since 2011 the ranking is a non-profit initiative of the University of Indonesia, that has been progressively increasing in participants. This year, more than 750 universities worldwide have been evaluated.

According to IU Greenmetric, the University of Navarra stands out in the management of waste (it is the 42nd in the world), a category in which 1,650 points are obtained from the 1,800 possible, thanks to its effort, among others, to reduce the consumption of plastic and paper on campus and the management of organic and inorganic waste. The university also advances in the management of transport on campus, where the presence of vehicles without emissions, the effort to reduce the number of cars on campus and pedestrian access policies are emphasized.

The University of Navarra has been improving since 2016 in the ranking and has risen from position 249 in 2014 to 94 of this edition. The global ranking is headed by the Dutch University of Wageningen, followed by the University of Oxford and the University of California, Davis.

According to the Director of Campus Planning, Guillermo García del Barrio, "the good result of the ranking encourages us to continue promoting the commitment to the sustainability of the University of Navarra." For García del Barrio "it also helps us to order the multiple areas of improvement that are being worked on, to unify the efforts and establish the main lines of progress."

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