In the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, Shinshu University has been ranked 1st in Japan and 33rd in the world.

The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, which evaluate the achievements of universities worldwide in their efforts to create environmentally sustainable campuses, started in 2010. The indicators used are related to 9 of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the UN Summit of 2015).

This year Shinshu University was ranked 1st in Japan, 33rd in the world, and 4th in Asia. The University was highly evaluated in the categories of Waste, Education and Resarch, Energy and Climate Change, and Transportation.

We believe that being ranked first in Japan for two consecutive years is a result of the efforts we have made in working towards our goal of being "Green", one of the three "G"s which inform the basic policy adopted by the University administration. We will continue to do our utmost to raise our students' awareness of environmental issues and to further pursue SDGs at our University.