The University of Indonesia (UI) published the results of the "ecological" ("green") ranking of world universities – UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2016. This year, Voronezh State University took 144th place among 516 universities from 76 countries, gaining 87 places in comparison with the previous year. VSU takes second position among 24 Russian universities included in the list.
The ranking is aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues among the academic community. The six main criteria of the ranking include energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management and recycling, environment-friendly transportation policy, and the percentage of area on campus covered in vegetation. In addition, the indicators of education and research related to environment and sustainability are taken into account when creating the ranking.