The UP remains the greenest Hungarian university

In 2021, the University of Pécs has been measured for the sixth time in the "UI GreenMetric World University Rankings" international program. Thanks to its conscious, disciplined environmental ambitions and related efforts, the UP has been able to move up in the ever-expanding international rankings year after year. The University of Pécs has been ranked 42nd in the world's "green universities" ranking of 956 universities, and has once again proven to be the best among Hungarian universities, earning the title of the greenest Hungarian university in 2021.

As a result of the conscious work of the past years, the Green University Program has been given a prominent role in the life of the University of Pécs, and the "green idea" is horizontally present in almost all areas of life. Complex sustainability efforts provide an opportunity to address the challenges in a holistic way. As a Green University, the UP is a catalyst for green innovations aimed at achieving the SDGs.

The continuous improvement of the University of Pécs is clearly visible in the system based on objective indicators. The UP has been measured in the international "UI GreenMetric World University Rankings" for the sixth time this year and has moved up in the rankings every year. In 2016, the UP was ranked 355th, two years later it was 140th, and in 2019 it entered the top 100 for the first time. But even that was surpassed with last year's 59th position and this year's 42nd!

In 2021, the world's 'greenest' university - retaining last year's top spot - will be Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, followed by the University of Nottingham in the UK and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The newly published ranking is available at