Welcome Message – 2019

The 5th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2019)

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

We warmly welcome you to the 5th International Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings (IWGM 2019) at University College Cork.  UCC is ranked in the top 50 universities for learning and teaching in Europe.  Our campus, which dates back to 1845, was the first in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education and the only university outside of the United States and Canada to be awarded a Gold STARS rating for the advancement of sustainability. 

The world is changing, and preparing our students to be global citizens is a key ambition of our university.  University College Cork, as the Irish national coordinator for UI Green Metric, is delighted to welcome you to our campus on the 14th-16th April 2019 to share best practice in driving local action for global impact across each of your institutions.  We hope that the networking opportunity provided will stimulate greater cooperation between our universities to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.


Prof. Patrick G. O’Shea

President of University of College Cork