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2023 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2023 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities by country, institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2023
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Critical Analysis of the GreenMetric World University Ranking System: The Issue of Comparability

  • University of Trento (Trentino)
  • Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

The Universitas Indonesia GreenMetric World Ranking is the most widely adopted system nowadays to rank worldwide universities’ sustainability. The number of participating universities has consistently increased throughout the last decade ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Sustainability Rankings: What they are About and How to make them Meaningful

  • RMIT University

Higher education institutions (HEIs) have long embraced a path towards sustainability and engaged in supporting sustainable development. The adoption of the sustainability development goals has forced HEIs to assess how ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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On sustainability and higher education: Towards an affirmative ethics

  • North-West University (North West)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

Sustainable development has been the dominant focus in sustainability discourses over the past three decades. In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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2022 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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Common features of sustainable higher education sector according to an international sustainability ranking data

  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Feevale
  • National Defence University (Finland)

This case study utilized data from an international university ranking (GreenMetric World University Rankings). The data show that in 2015–17, campus greening activities were dominated by sustainable development (SD ...


Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Rankings: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Internationally Comparable Indicators

  • University of Twente

As more higher education institutions strive to embed sustainable development principles in their teaching, it becomes increasingly important to identify indicators that can measure institutional contribution in a meaningful and ...


Sustainability as an Emerging Paradigm in Universities

  • University of Valladolid
  • Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz
  • Universitat Carlemany
  • Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores
  • Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado
  • Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre

This article aims to review the perspective of sustainability adoption in universities through two dimensions: firstly, from the educational and research process, and second, from their global positioning in terms ...


Innovations and challenges in SDG integration and reporting in higher education: a case study from the University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted since 2015, higher education institutions (HEIs) are experimenting with ways they can be measured, reported and incorporated into all ...


A Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools: Case Study

  • University of St. Gallen
  • The Institute for Business Sustainability
  • LUISS Guido Carli

Business school rankings have been criticized, to blindly “follow the money” with their strong focus on salaries and economic performance, thereby reflecting the values and expectations of the times the ...


A clustering approach for classifying universities in a world sustainability ranking

  • University of Bari Aldo Moro

Sustainability indicators are increasingly recognized as a useful tool to provide policy information in support of environmental, economic or social improvement. Various approaches to sustainability have also been adopted in ...


2021 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


2020 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2020 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


Developing a Practical Framework of Sustainability Indicators Relevant to All Higher Education Institutions to Enable Meaningful International Rankings

  • University of Limerick

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) sustainability assessments are receiving significant attention in the academic literature, with ever more complex grading and ranking systems being developed. This paper aims to provide national ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Revisiting Global University Rankings and Their Indicators in the Age of Sustainable Development

  • University College London (London)

This article is an attempt to facilitate the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by encouraging adjustments in international university ranking systems as influential players in the field of higher ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2019
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2019 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2019 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


Measuring universities’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Times Higher Education

An undertaking of the Times Group, the Times Higher Education initiative is the first global attempt to document evidence of higher education sustainability impact and launch the world’s first ...

  • Posted May 22, 2019
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Business School Rankings for the 21st Century

  • United Nations Global Compact (NY)

This paper addresses the question of how business schools, and the courses they offer, are evaluated and ranked. The existing benchmarking systems, many of which are administered by well-respected media ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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An alternative university sustainability rating framework with a structured criteria tree

  • City University of Hong Kong

University sustainability assessment frameworks are gaining popularity with an increasing number of universities demonstrating leadership on combating climate change and pursuing sustainability. Nonetheless, international university sustainability ranking systems remain controversial ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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2018 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2018 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


Sustainability Assessment Tools in Higher Education Institutions

The book Sustainability Assessment Tools in Higher Education Programs seeks to analyze trends and best practices in across higher education institutions, focusing on positive aspects of sustainability. The book seeks ...


2017 Guide to Business Schools for Social and Environmental Impact

  • Net Impact (CA)

The information in the 2017 Guide to Business Schools for Social and Environmental Impact (formerly Business as UNusual) was compiled from an online survey completed by almost 2,000 students ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Environmental sustainability of universities: critical analysis of a green ranking

  • University of Trento (Trentino)

Today, the principles of sustainability and sustainable development represent key points in policy development and activities of the Higher Education Institutions, both for their impact on the environment and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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University Sustainability: Assessing College Sustainability Rating Systems

  • Yale University (CT)

This paper seeks to assess the three major university sustainability rating systems in the United States on their ability to drive positive sustainability outcomes. Since the mid-2000s the Association for ...


Don’t Get Left Out: Navigating New Processes for Sharing STARS Data with Sierra and Princeton Review

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sierra Club (DC)
  • The Princeton Review (MA)

Since 2012, AASHE has collaborated with Sierra magazine and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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2017 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

This publication highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 impact areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). This report also ...

  • Posted Nov. 28, 2017
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Is students’ energy literacy related to their university’s position in a sustainability ranking?

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

University rankings are increasingly important internationally, and in the UK include a sustainability ‘Green League’. However, there is little evidence about experiences of studying in ‘sustainable universities’. We report an ...


Sustainability in the Higher Education System: An Opportunity to Improve Quality and Image

In view of the increasing importance attributed to social responsibility and stakeholder relationship management, more universities have expanded their research topics and their educational programs through the years. High attention ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2017
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Opening up the Pandora's box of sustainability league tables of universities: a Kafkaesque perspective

The aim of this paper is to explore the institutional impact of sustainability league tables on current university agendas. It focuses on a narrative critique of one such league table ...

  • Posted April 12, 2017
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Top-Performing Institutions for Sustainability, 2016

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (DC)

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or Aashe, recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability ...


2016 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). In response ...

  • Posted Oct. 24, 2016
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Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations

  • AASHE (PA)

Below is the Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations, posted to the AASHE Discussion Forums on July 19, 2010 (FAQs included). Original signatories are indicated in the PDF, and the ...


Looking through the “greenwashing glass cage” of the green league table towards the sustainability challenge for UK universities

Purpose – This paper aims to critically focus on the UK's People & Planet's “green league table” in order to explore to what extent such league tables contribute to ...

  • Posted June 21, 2016
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