University ranked 18 in 2013 UI Greenmetric World Universities Ranking

February 14 / 129

The 30kW PV system recently installed on the roof of Property and Campus Services will provide 15 per cent of the building’s annual electricity requirements. Pictured from left, Jason Bank, Corospark; Harry Troedel, PCS, Vlad Poposki, PCS.
The 30kW PV system recently installed on the roof of Property and Campus Services will provide 15 per cent of the building’s annual electricity requirements. Pictured from left, Jason Bank, Corospark; Harry Troedel, PCS, Vlad Poposki, PCS.

The University has been ranked 18 out of 301 participating institutions in the 2013 UI Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities for its sustainability initiatives. 

Latrobe University and Charles Darwin University, the two other participating Australian institutions, were ranked 88 and 237 respectively. 

The UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia, one of the University’s key regional partners. Launched in 2010 in response to the absence of sustainability criteria from existing university rankings bodies, it reflects the efforts made by participating institutions to implement environmentally friendly policies and programs to reduce their carbon footprint to help combat global climate change.

Key University highlights include its 9th ranking out of 164 participating institutions for urban campuses, and a higher ranking on ‘Setting and Infrastructure’ category than the overall No. 1- ranked University of Nottingham.

Sustainability Manager Danielle Rostan-Herbert said it was an honour for the University’s sustainability programs to be recognised in the top 20.

“The aim of the University’s environment and sustainability programs is to reduce our environmental impact and educate future leaders who can lead change for a sustainable future,” she said.
Clare Walker, Sustainability Manager, Strategy, said key sustainability initiatives included a range of innovative programs to reduce energy usage, to use the ‘campus as a laboratory’ and to embed sustainability principles into the curriculum. 

The University’s efforts are underpinned by an Environmental Policy and a Strategic Plan which roadmap objectives, targets and actions. 

Critical to the success of the University’s programs is the governance provided by the Sustainability Executive, formed in 2013 to lead a ‘whole of university’ approach to sustainability.

Full results are available at: http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/id/page/ranking-2013.

For further information on Sustainability at the University of Melbourne, see the Sustainable Campus website: http://sustainablecampus.unimelb.edu.au/.

Editorial Enquiries

Got a story?

Staff are encouraged to submit stories. There are some important steps in preparing a media-ready story.  Email musse-editor@unimelb.edu.au

Share/Save