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Green Guide for Universities. 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. United Nations University. Laureate International Universities. Topuniversities. Deakin University, Australia, is a top-rated university with world-class graduates.

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Industry-focussed degree programs and a strongly international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide and was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the Government of the Australian State of Victoria. Deakin offers hundreds of degree programs across four faculties, 17 schools and a range of research institutes and strategic centres. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. Top 30 College & University. Dates to Remember Top Partner List Data Deadlines January 6, 2015 April 6, 2015 July 6, 2015 October 5, 2015 Top Partner List Update Schedule January 26, 2015 April 27, 2015 July 27, 2015 October 26, 2015 Find out more about EPA's Top Partner Lists Released on July 27, 2015.

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Harvard University Library: Open Collections Program: Home. Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates. Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates.

Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates

The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this year’s national debate champions over for a friendly competition. A three-judge panel concluded that the Bard team had raised strong arguments that the Harvard team had failed to consider and declared the team of inmates victorious. “Debate helps students master arguments that they don’t necessarily agree with,” Max Kenner, the founder and executive director of the Bard prison initiative, told the Guardian. Liverpool John Moores University. Can a young university be a world-leading university? When it comes to universities, students and academics alike tend to think that the older an institution is, the better it must be.

Can a young university be a world-leading university?

But is that really true? An analysis of the 800 institutions that feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 suggests that it is – up to a point. Older universities do indeed tend to achieve a higher rank than newer institutions, and there is a weak correlation between the age of universities and both the citations they accrue and their performance on measures of teaching and research (especially their reputations in each). However, there is virtually no correlation between age and the other two main pillars of the rankings: industry links and internationalisation – except, in the latter case, a slight correlation between age and the proportion of internationally co-authored papers (see graphs, below). 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges. The 39 Greenest Universities of 2015. Ranking Methodology The list of 39 greenest colleges and universities below was generated using the STARS Participants & Reports database.

The 39 Greenest Universities of 2015

Each of these higher-learning institutions has earned a ‘Gold’ rating from STARS, signifying an overall score of 65 to 84. (At this time, there are not any U.S. schools to have earned the ‘Platinum’ rating). In order to receive a Gold rating, an academic institution must earn points in the following areas: Four additional points (known as ‘Innovation Credits’) may be awarded to schools that introduce green initiatives and programs that are deemed especially creative and resourceful. Green Universities. Find out what universities are doing to become more sustainable, and how you can get involved in environmental issues as a student.

Green Universities

If you look at the QS World University Rankings 2011/12, you’ll see that the University of Cambridge is ranked the number one university not just in the UK, but in the world. Yet according to another ranking, Cambridge is at number 68 – just in the UK. That’s according to the Green League compiled by People and Planet (P&P), a coalition of UK students dedicated to holding universities to account on environmental and ethical issues.

Green university rankings are growing in prominence, as both students and universities place more importance on environmental responsibility. What difference can ‘green’ universities make to the environment? Nowadays, everyone’s pretty clued up on what can be done to help build a more sustainable and environmentally friendly society. In turn, we expect businesses and other organizations to do their bit. Green Campus. Sustainability. Most vegan-friendly universities named. Rick GoodmanAustralian Associated Press Vegan uni students should consider a move to Adelaide, Canberra or Wollongong if they want the best range of animal-free eats, according to a new study.

Most vegan-friendly universities named

Animal rights group PETA Australia has named the country's most vegan-friendly universities and the University of Wollongong has claimed dux. The university offers 12 different eateries that cater to vegan diets, more than any other in the country. Flinders University in Adelaide and the Australian National University in Canberra tied for second place, with each having seven food retailers catering to vegans. But even vegans in the most isolated pockets of the country won't go hungry at uni these days, PETA says. "Most universities offer vegan options these days since they realise that young people are making more ethical decisions about what they eat," PETA's associate director of campaigns Ashley Fruno said. "And if they can help it, they'll choose somewhere accommodating to their needs. "