What are the benefits of participating in Greenmetric?
Universities that participate in GreenMetric by submitting their data can expect to enjoy a number of benefits.
Universities that participate in UI GreenMetric ranking by submitting their data can expect to enjoy a number of benefits such as internationalization and recognition, increased awareness of sustainability issues, social change and action, and networking. Registration is free of charge.
a. Internationalization and recognition
Participation in UI GreenMetric can help the university’s efforts in internationalization and recognition by getting its sustainability efforts on the global map. Participation in UI GreenMetric can result in an increase of hits to the university website, more mentions of the institution relative with the issues of sustainability on web pages, and more correspondence with institutions interested in the university.
b. Increasing awareness of sustainability issues
Participation can help to increase awareness in the university and beyond about the importance of sustainability issues. The world faces unprecedented global challenges such as population trends, global warming, overexploitation of natural resources, oil-dependent energy, water and food shortages and sustainability. We realize that higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. UI GreenMetric leverages the crucial role that HEIs can play in raising awareness by doing an assessment and comparing efforts in education for sustainable development, sustainability research, campus greening, and social outreach.
c. Social change and action
UI GreenMetric is primarily about awareness-raising, but in the future, it will be adapted to encourage concrete change. It is crucial that understanding move forward to action to address emerging global challenges.
All participants of UI GreenMetric are automatically members of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN). In this network, participants can share their best practices in sustainability programs as well as networking with other participants worldwide by attending the annual UI GreenMetric International Workshop and regional/national workshops hosted by approved host universities. Participants can also arrange technical workshops on UI GreenMetric at their respective universities.
As a platform to turn sustainability issues into action, the network is managed by UI GreenMetric as the secretariat. Programs and directions are proposed and decided by the steering committee comprising the UI GreenMetric secretariat, regional, and national coordinators.
Currently, the network comprises 719 participating universities located in the dynamic and diverse Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, America and Oceania, 1.997.294 faculty members, 16.413.522 students, with more than US$ 7.529.219.073 total research funds on environment and sustainability.