In the global UI GreenMetric ranking, the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów was ranked third among Polish universities.

The ranking takes into account ecological and sustainable development solutions, and the list includes 956 universities from around the world.

The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów has been undertaking a number of activities in the field of sustainable development for many years, hence the decision of the university governance to join UI GreenMetric. As emphasized by dr hab. Agata Jurkowska-Gomułka, UITM Vice-Rector for Science, the ranking made allowed for the analysis and in-depth assessment of all activities related to ecology and sustainable development to date, as well as to discuss the future strategy in this area. Vice-Rector Jurkowska also points out that UITM is the only non-public university in the group of Polish institutions that reported their participation in the ranking.

We can already boast about interesting research projects, e.g. in the field of natural cosmetics, or the activity of scientific clubs dealing with the subject of sustainable development from the perspective of students. In the near future, we plan to introduce new study programs in the field of sustainable business and the related digital transformation – stated Dr. Agata Jurkowska-Gomułka.

Dr. Justyna Berniak-Woźny, UITM President’s Representative for the Internationalization of the University, emphasizes: Ultimately, we have the ambition that our studies prepare not only responsible employees and managers, but also, and perhaps above all, leaders of sustainable development. There is no doubt that today we all have to be responsible for our planet, and at the University of Information Technology and Management we take these issues very seriously.

What is the UI GreenMetric Ranking?

The UI GreenMetric ranking since 2010 evaluates the university’s activity related to sustainable development and climate protection, assessing, among others, electricity and water consumption, the use of transport and waste management. Educational activities for the benefit of the environment are also an important evaluation criterion. Participation in UI GreenMetric is free for all universities.

This year’s edition of the UI GreenMetric ranking was attended by 959 universities from 80 countries around the world, including 9 from Poland. Universities from the Netherlands and England were at the top of the ranking. Among Polish universities, the highest, 134th place in the ranking, was taken by the Gdańsk University of Technology. The second place – i.e. 250 on the list – went to the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów is in third place and it is 411 position in the world ranking.