Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has been recognized as the 76th. world’s best university in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018 announced on 19 December.
This achievement has led to an increase of seven rungs compared to the year 2017 when UUM was ranked at the 83rd. position.
UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani said this achievement is an honour as the university has managed to leap from the 83rd. position to 76th. this year.
According to him, with the listing, UUM is now placed amongst the 719 universities from 81 countries worldwide compared to the 516 universities from 74 countries last year.
"I hope the denizens of UUM will continue to strive to preserve the green surroundings of this University.
"I wish for UUM to be known around the world for the beauty of its flora and fauna, as well as for the various facilities provided here, not only for campus residents, but for overseas tourists and the future generation," he said.
UI GreenMetric World University Rankings assesses the sustainability practices of campus in five main categories: Setting and Infrastructure (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste (18%), Water (10%), Transportation (18%) and Education (18%).
UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is designed to enhance the sustainability practices of campus, while at the same time supporting the agenda of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Year 2018 is the fourth year for UUM to be listed in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings.
The full results of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings can be accessed through http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/