RUDN University is the first university in Russia, where the Faculty of Ecology was founded. The university's experience in the issues of sustainable development, ecology and environmental protection provides the basis for reducing the negative effects on nature and the foundation for improving the environmental legislation.
In particular, the university develops programmes on conservation of the marine environment and terrestrial ecosystems, protection of species and individual populations of endangered and protected animals.
Teachers and students conduct research on the conservation and rehabilitation of agro- and industrial landscapes, sustainable nature management in general.
The main impact of the university on the environment implies energy and water consumptionand waste generation.
Since 2012, upon theinitiative of students-ecologists, the entire staff of RUDN University has been involved in separate waste collection. The ecological culture of responsible consumption and careful attitude to the environment is formedat the university. The policy also implies energy and resource saving, as well as maintenance of the green zone of the campus.
- Improvement of indicators
of environmental and energy efficiency, university staff and students’ health security.
- Responsibility of each employee
for the environment conservation.
- Waste reduction,
recycling, separate waste collection.
- Education of ecological culture
for careful attitude to the environment.
- Publicity of the policy and information
about the state of the environment on the territory of the university.
- Access to environmental
- Involvement of partners
in the university's environmental projects.
- Attracting educational organizations
to participate in environmental programs.
RUDN University is a national coordinator of several dozen Russian universities in UI GreenMetric Rankings. The university held the first working seminar in Russia "UI GreenMetric World University Ranking Methodology" headed by the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Professor Riri Fitri Sari. 18 Russian universities took part in the seminar.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has been on the list of the most environmentally friendly universities of the planet since 2011.
RUDN University strengthens its position in UI GreenMetric Ranking by 5 categories out of 6 – the estimate of the criterion "infrastructure" remains invariably high. Participation of RUDN University in the rating of green universities is an incentive to improve the ecological characteristics of the campus.
The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking appeared in 2010 at the University of Indonesia (UI).
Its goal is to make an objective assessment of the environmental friendliness of campuses, develop programmes and policies in universities.
Infrastructure, energy consumption, waste recycling, water use, transport are analyzed. This list includes more than 600 universities.