N.C. A&T Moves into Top 2 Percent in UI GreenMetric Ranking

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2018) - For the first time since being included among ranked schools, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has ranked in the top 2 percent internationally for university sustainability by Universitas Indonesia’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities. 

In 2016, N.C. A&T ranked in the third percentile. The growth showcases the university’s commitment to the importance of sustainability. 

“Various university units are collaborating to shape global higher education and research in sustainability, working together on solutions on sustainability challenges and creating new leaders in sustainability,” said Dr. Godfrey Uzochukwu, founding director, Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute. 

“N.C A&T will continue to make improvements in the six main categories of university sustainability — setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste management, water, transportation and education." 

The rankings were announced at the Makara Art Centrum Building of UI. This year 619 universities in 76 countries participated, compared to 515 universities in 75 countries last year. GreenMetric is the first and only university ranking in the world that measures each participating university’s commitment in developing an “environmentally friendly” infrastructure. 

The University of Wageningen received the number one ranking followed by the University of Nottingham and the University of California, Davis, placing second and third respectively. 

This year UI GreenMetric initiated a network hub for participating universities to share their best practices in implementing sustainable campus programs in their universities and collaborating together in three thematic priorities including, shaping global higher education and research in sustainability; creating global sustainability leaders; and partnering on solutions to sustainability challenges. Additionally, ranked universities will collaborate and host sustainability workshops throughout the year.