UEF climbs in UI GreenMetric Ranking

The University of Eastern Finland was ranked 65th in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, climbing from the previous year’s 74th position. In 2018, a total of 719 universities from all over the world participated in the ranking, and this was the third time for UEF.

UI GreenMetric Ranking compares universities on the basis of how well they take environmental responsibility and sustainable development into consideration in their activities. Evaluation is carried out in several categories, including setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education.

The University of Eastern Finland scored high especially in the categories relating to responsibility in waste management, energy use, climate change mitigation, and education.

Besides the University of Eastern Finland, other Finnish universities in the top 100 include Aalto University, which was ranked 25th, making it the best Nordic and Finnish university, and Tampere University of Technology (62nd).

For further information, please contact:
Quality Coordinator Saila Vaittinen, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 40 564 8985, saila.vaittinen (at)

UI GreenMetric 2018 results
University of Eastern Finland Fact File 2018