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The University of Connecticut is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
A project is underway to bring sustainable geothermal technology to UConn. As part of the Campus Master Plan and funded by Next Generation Connecticut funds, the South Campus Infrastructure project includes clean, renewable infrastructure that will extend deep underground to heat and cool the new South Campus Residence Hall.
UConn was ranked as the 9th most sustainable university in the world by UI GreenMetric, an international sustainability scoring system that reviews over a thousand educational institutions.
GreenMetric ranks higher education institutions based on six categories: settings and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education and research. There are 1,050 universities from 85 countries that participate. It was founded in 2010 out of the University of Indonesia.
UConn also ranked as the second most sustainable university in the country, beat by only the University of California, Davis, which charted at number five globally.
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