Voorzitter College van Bestuur
In: Uncategorized19 Jun 2012
Discussed our disappointing performance on the new Sustainabul ranking (an initiative of the NGO Rank-a-Brand) today. The transaparency and sustainability performance of all Dutch Universities is not quite up to world class standards, but Erasmus certainly does not stand out in a positive way, whereas there is much more activity going on than first meets the eye. So it is time to get our act together and do justice to all of our colleagues who work passionately to make Erasmus more sustainable. Progress reports in all categories (from policy to education & resarch, from ecology & emissions to purchasing & fairtrade) are based on the UK system “The Green League”, which is based on publicly availably information in annual reports, supplemented by questionnaires. Gail Whiteman (RSM) has kindly agreed to take up the challenge to organise ourselves in two ways: within Erasmus to get our reporting up to standard, and within the alliance with Delft and Leiden to ensure we have a policy to improve sustainability on education (how is it integrated in the curriculum). If you are curious about some simple best practices, I invite you to take a look at the Green Office website from Maastricht University.
Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.