Sustainable Campus Assessment System

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There are university sustainability assessment system such as STARS, UNI metrics project by European universities, and AUA (Alternative University Appraisal) by Hokkaido University Office of International Affairs.  Office for a Sustainable Campus of Hokkaido University drew from the above, focused on campus sustainability, basic functions of sustainability education and research, Living Laboratory, and students involvement, and included our own original assessment criteria. Thus Hokkaido University completed Sustainable Campus Assessment System in 2013. The assessment system is comprised of four categories: Management, Education and Research, Environment, and Local Community. The assessment result from these 4 comprehensive fields helps the university decide its future strategy for a sustainable campus. You can view the assessment outline below. 7 national universities and 2 private universities in Japan have finished self assessments by using this system to date.

The Sustainable Campus Assessment System can be found at

(note institutions need to register to gain access)