The University of Patras holds the largest University campus by area in Greece with green spaces and Academic Departments that treat environmental issues in a responsible and scientific manner. It demonstrates high level of awareness and handles effectively issues related to environmental management. The University monitors, records, analyses, and decides on relevant actions to improve environmental quality for the benefit of the University and the local community by drawing appropriate environmental policies.
Specifically, on 10.09.2020 the Senate’s council, after considering a plan proposed by the Rector, unanimously decided the formation of the Sustainable Green University Committee. The Committee works systematically to promote and coordinate actions in the context of a “Sustainable Green University”, with various of such actions being already implemented:
The University of Patras aims to raise the awareness of all University members and involve them in the aforementioned actions. This includes voluntary participation of students.
Moreover, the University utilizes all vital resources provided by both National and EU legislation to support local entrepreneurship, especially small-medium enterprises, so that there are sustainable working conditions in the regional level and that the carbon footprint is reduced from redundant products’ transfer. Great emphasis is put on supporting youth innovation, startup entrepreneurial activities and innovative entrepreneurship especially when its actions contribute to reorganizing the primary sector.