University College Cork (UCC) is officially the world’s number two ‘green’ university for the second successive year according to new rankings.
The University of Nottingham also secured the top spot for the second year running in the latest Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking.
The survey compares 360 universities across 62 countries in categories such as green statistics, energy and climate change, waste management, transport, and education around green issues.
UCC also claimed second place for ‘urban’ campus category. The university’s energy efficiency record means that it is likely meet the national target of a 33 per cent reduction by 2020.
The University of Limerick is the next Irish university to follow UCC, ranked 11th.
Dublin City University placed 53rd, Trinity College Dublin, 104th and Dublin Institute of Technology, 193rd.