General information on ranking

Name of the ranking UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities
Geographical scope Global
Name of person in charge of ranking Riri Fitri Sari
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2010
Most recent year of publication 2023
Date of last update 2024-05-05
Ranking organization University of Indonesia
Website of the methodology

The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia. It is based on a broad philosophy that encompasses the three Es: Environment, Economics and Equity. The aim of this ranking is to provide the result of online survey regarding the current condition and policies related to Green Campus and Sustainability in the Universities all over the world. It is expected that by drawing the attention of university leaders and stakeholders, more attention will be given to combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation. Ranking consists of six criteria taking into account a total of 52 indicators.


The campus setting and infrastructure information will give the basic information of the university policy towards green environment. This criterion also shows whether the campus deserves to be called Green Campus. The aim is to trigger the participating university to provide more space for greenery and in safeguarding environment, as well as developing sustainable energy. This criterion includes 11 indicators.


The university’s attention to the use of energy and climate change issues takes the highest weighting in this ranking. With this criterion universities are expected to increase the effort in energy efficiency on their buildings and to take more about nature and energy resources. This criterion includes ten indicators.

WASTE (18%)

Waste treatment and recycling activities are major factors in creating a sustainable environment. The activities of university staff and students in campus will produce a lot of waste, therefore some programs and waste treatments should be among the concern of the university, i.e. recycling program, toxic waste recycling, organic waste treatment, inorganic waste treatment, sewerage disposal, policy to reduce the use of paper and plastic in campus. This criterion includes six indicators.

WATER (10%)

Water use in campus is another important indicator in Greenmetric. The aim is that universities can decrease water usage, increase conservation program, and protect the habitat. Water conservation program, piped water use are among the criteria. This criterion includes five indicators.


Transportation system plays an important role on the carbon emission and pollutant level in university. Transportation policy to limit the number of motor vehicles in campus, the use of campus bus and bicycle will encourage a healthier environment. The pedestrian policy will encourage students and staff to walk around campus, and avoid using private vehicle. The use of environmentally friendly public transportation will decrease carbon footprint around campus. This criterion includes eight indicators.


This criterion is based on the thought that university has an important role in creating the new generation concern with sustainability issues. This criterion includes 12 indicators.

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet, print - magazine, newspaper
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies, students and parents
  • Level of comparison: institutional: 1183
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching, web presence
  • Structure of presentation: multi-indicator ranking, ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: data collected from HEIs by ranking organization
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: university/higher education institution
  • Types of rankings: specialized