The UvA has come thirteenth in the annual SustainaBul, a sustainability ranking of Dutch institutions of higher education.
Compared with 2014, the UvA climbed two spots in the ranking, placing it ninth of the participating universities.
The UvA scored well in the theme of education owing to the heavy emphasis the institution places on sustainability in the various faculties and interdisciplinary study programmes that focus on sustainable development, such as Future Planet Studies.
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) also participated in the SustainaBul, coming in fourteenth place. The University of Wageningen won first place for the third time.
A total of 21 universities and universities of applied sciences vied for a place in the ranking.
The SustainaBul is an initiative of the Morgen student network that aims to accelerate the pace of sustainable practices and methods in higher education. The SustainaBul award distinguishes four categories in which universities and universities of applied sciences are assessed: Education, Research, Operations and Integrated Approach
For more information on the SustainaBul ranking and the complete scores, visit Studentennetwerk Morgen.