Local varsities on global eco-friendly list

Environmentally conscious: UM came in 32nd while UMT was in 338th position in the UIGM World University Rankings 2020.

UNIVERSITI Malaya (UM) has been listed as the world’s 32nd best university for campus sustainability.

Based on a ranking initiative launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight the importance of combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation, the UI-Greenmetric World University Rankings 2020 (UIGM) involved 912 universities from 84 countries.

The latest ranking was released last month.

In a Facebook post, UM expressed its delight as it jumped two places higher than its rank in the previous year.

“Time and again, UM has consistently proven its campus sustainability credibility by being the fifth most sustainable university in the Asian region.

“According to the UIGM, UM is placed within the top 10.7% with gold recognition performance.

“Our appreciation goes to all members of the UIGM Coordination Committee and the UM Living Labs team under the purview of UM Sustainability & Living Labs Secretariat for their undivided support.

“The strong and continuous support has contributed significantly to the university’s achievement throughout these remarkable years, ” it said.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) came in the 338th position for campus sustainability.

Its vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar said the varsity moved up 65 spots from the previous year.

“Congratulations and thank you to all the staff and students for their hard work, commitment and support in realising the aspirations and success of UMT in all areas, especially in making UMT a sustainable and environmentally-friendly campus, ” she said in a press release.

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