The greenest Hungarian university is still the university of Szeged and at the same time it even improved its „green position”: out of 360 applicants it reached 19th place on the newest world ranking list of 2014. In the European green top list the universitas on the bank of river Tisza gained 11th place.
Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities on 16th January 2015. The University of Szeged has again improved its already outstanding place worldwide. This year, 360 universities took part in the assessment, and out of them the University of Szeged ranked 19th place. In 2014 the University of Szeged was qualified a place among the top 20 green universities, with this position it outranked 95% of the higher educational institutions that took part in the assessment, although compared to last year 59 more universities applied.
In the 2014 ranking the University of Szeged gained 11th place within Europe. Among the 360 applicants there were altogether 6 Hungarian higher educational institutions that provided data about themselves. Just like in the previous two years, only Western-European universities and one Central-European, more exactly an Austrian university ranked before the University of Szeged (SZTE). The improvement of the position of the universitas on the bank of river Tisza is demonstrated in the fact that in 2013 the University of Szeged ranked 13th place within Europe.
The University of Szeged entered for the title of “green university” for the first time in 2010 and has taken part in the ranking ever since. Since the first assessment the number of participants tripled from the year 2010 to 2013. The 2013 assessment was completed by 301 universities out of which the University of Szeged gained 35th place.
So the greenest Hungarian university is still the SZTE. Apart from the University of Szeged the University of Debrecen (187th place), the Szent István University as a new participant (269th place), the Óbuda University (324th place),the Corvinus University of Budapest (325th place) and the Eötvös Lóránd University (347th place) participated in the assessment.
This excellent result is partly due to the wider realization of environmentally conscious investments, that apply renewing energy sources and partly to technological solutions and protocol that lower the impact on the university environment.
SZTEinfo, Dr. Apjokné Mécs Erzsébet