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Bangor University has been ranked 15th in the annual UI Green Metric World University Rankings, which assesses hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide for their environmental sustainability. The University also ranked third highest for UK universities and the highest amongst Welsh universities.

The latest UI Green Metric World University Rankings, produced by the Universitas Indonesia, is the only university ranking in the world that measures each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure. The Green Metric compared 956 universities in 80 countries on their efforts in six categories, including setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transport and education. 

This excellent performance follows the University’s recent success in the People & Planet Green League.

Over a number of years, Bangor University has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability and a sustainable environment, and this commitment will be further augmented this year through a new Sustainability Strategy, due to be published by February 2022. This Strategy will further ‘sustainability’ across all aspects of the University.

Professor Oliver Turnbull, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Bangor University's Sustainability Strategy Group, said: “This is wonderful news, and a further endorsement, on a world leading metric, of Bangor University’s commitment to embedding sustainability. This is evident in our day-to-day activity, in our teaching, and of course in our research. League tables have never been a driver for our sustainability goals, and we know that there are many more things that we can and will do to improve further. Nevertheless, it’s pleasing to be recognised as amongst the best in Wales, in the UK, and in the world”.

Publication date: 28 January 2022

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