Published: 13-04-2022 10:36 | Updated: 13-04-2022 10:44

KI's climate work at the top among Swedish universities

Karolinska Institutet logotype on wall
Photo: Ulrich Schulte

The organisation Climate Students recently published the report Climate Action Ranking, where they rank Sweden's higher education institutions according to their climate work. In this year’s report, KI came in third place.

The ranking is based on the universities' actual emissions and emission reductions as well as their level of ambition for future sustainable development. The ranking is based on responses from a survey completed by the universities themselves. Points were given within four categories:

  • Emissions from travel by plane
  • Reduction of emissions from travel by plane
  • Goals, action plans and measurements
  • Target achievement (how well institutions meet their targets)

This year, 23 of Sweden's higher education institutions have been ranked. Karolinska Institutet receives 85 out of 100 points, close after the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (89.5 points) and the Royal Institute of Technology (95 points).

About the Climate Students

The Climate Students is a student-driven organisation with the aim to help higher education institutions to lead the way in climate change. The goal is to become a national and international organisation with local climate groups in each higher education institution. The aim of the ranking is to put pressure on Swedish higher education institutions to become fossil-free.