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International award: Corvinus Green project was presented by the Chancellor in Braga

2023-07-04 14:40:00

The Corvinus Green project was introduced by Chancellor Ákos Domahidi at the 9th International Workshop of UI GreenMetric that was held at the University of Minho, Portugal between 15-17 June.

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The award for the most sustainable university was greceived by Ákos Domahidi, Chancellor of Corvinus. Photo: University of Minho 

The Corvinus University of Budapest won the title of the most sustainably improved university based on last year’s UI GreenMetric world ranking. Corvinus entered the ranking for the second time and improved almost 300 places on its previous year’s ranking, the biggest progress achieved in the world in 2022. 

Chancellor Ákos Domahidi talked about the professional background of the advancement at the workshop organised jointly by UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and the University of Minho, which was held in Braga, Portugal, from 15-17 June. In addition to the presentations, the event also included a ceremony at which the commemorative plaques were handed over to the winners of the 2022 ranking. 

Winners of the 2022 UI GreenMetric Award. Photo: University of Minho 

“During the conference, we witnessed an incredible exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences on sustainability and appreciated the willingness to share innovative solutions and best practices. I hope that the contacts and networks established during the conference will continue to grow and flourish”, said Guilherme Pereira, Pro-Rector of the University of Minho. 

The workshop was attended by representatives from several internationally renowned universities. Photo: University of Minho 

UI GreenMetric’s green questionnaire covers six themes: location and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste management, water management, transport and education. In 2022, the Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands was listed as the greenest university of the world, followed by Nottingham Trent University in the UK and the University of Nottingham in the UK. In 2022, 1050 universities from more than 80 countries competed. A year earlier, the award for the most sustainable university went to Tilburg University in the Netherlands. 

Video of the event

The story of the Corvinus Green project started back in 2021, when Corvinus joined the GreenMetrics sustainability initiative. At that time, we were ranked 869th out of 956 universities in 80 countries, and the intention was that we should choose a greener and more sustainable path. In order to make a difference, we have developed a Sustainability Action Plan for 2022, and during the autumn semester we launched several actions to make the university more sustainable, as summarised in this article. 

The project will not stop in 2023, further actions were launched and the development of the University’s sustainability strategy by the University’s community will be coordinated by the ERS Hub. The Corvinus Green project managed by the ERS Hub will continue in September 2023, and other projects will also be launched. You may contribute to the work of the ERS Hub with further project ideas on this link. 

Corvinus University of Budapest is committed to supporting our community’s activities for sustainability and to ensuring more sustainable operations, as joint actions are needed to achieve a significant change.  

 

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