RUDN University entered the top-30 "greenest" universities in the world according to GreenMetric 2021 ranking

RUDN University entered the top-30 "greenest" universities in the world according to GreenMetric 2021 ranking

RUDN has risen to the 28th position in the international ranking of environmentally friendly universities UI GreenMetric 2021 remaining the “greenest” university in Russia. This is the best result in the history of the university’s ranking participation since 2011. The list of the “greenest” universities was published on December 14. There are 956 universities from 80 countries, including 54 universities from Russia. The goal of the UI GreenMetric — assess universities according to campus development ecological sustainability and the energy-saving model of university management.

“The success of RUDN University is the result of RUDN environmental policies and strategies in the field of sustainable development. We are putting into practice the ‘Green and Healthy Campus’ program, energy and resource conservation programs, and support environmental research. We have implemented a campus environmental monitoring system. Another positive point is that RUDN University was the first in the country to receive the right to validate and verify greenhouse gas emissions in Russia. This immediately improved our positions in both research and energy-climatic assessment categories” said Elena Savenkova, Director of RUDN Institute of Ecology.

The assessment is carried according to 6 indicators: location and infrastructure, energy conservation and climate change, waste management, water resources, transportation policy, research and education.

RUDN University has the maximum scores in “Waste Management” and “Transportation Policy” categories. The university showed maximum growth in “Research and Education” and “Water Resources” — adding 150 points in each group.

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