The 20 “greenest” universities in the world

UK and US dominate GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2014 results

February 10, 2015

The University of Nottingham has topped a list of 360 institutions in the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2014, as revealed in Times Higher Education earlier this month.

But which other universities make it into the top 20 of this table of “green” credentials? The University of Indonesia-produced ranking encompasses 62 categories, including transport, energy and climate change, waste management and education about green issues, and Nottingham also came top in both 2013 and 2011.

The results of the 2014 ranking, published last month, reveal a strong performance by US and UK institutions, which claim 13 of the top 20 positions. Ireland has two entries, while the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Canada and Germany have one institution each. Here’s a run-down of the top 20.


GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2014

RankInstitutionCountry
1University of NottinghamUK
2University College Cork National University of IrelandIreland
3Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
4University of California, DavisUS
5University of OxfordUK
6University of BradfordUS
7University of ConnecticutUS
8Universitat fur Bodenkultur WienAustria
9University of California, BerkeleyUS
10Northeastern UniversityUS
11University of LimerickIreland
12University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUS
13University of PlymouthUK
14Universite de SherbrookeCanada
15University of BathUK
16Georgia Institute of TechnologyUS
17University of Massachusetts AmherstUS
18Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
19University of SzegedHungary
20University of BremenGermany


A ranking of all 360 institutions is available on the University of Indonesia GreenMetric website.

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