According to a ranking developed by UI Green Metric World Universities, three Pakistani universities have been declared as the top institutes of the country.
A worldwide university ranking developed by the Indonesian varsity, UI Green Metric University Sustainability Ranking evaluates and compare campus sustainability efforts.
The criteria for the ranking of Universities includes campus setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education.
Three varsities that have made it to the list are:
- The University of Agriculture Faisalabad
- Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
- Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid University of Rawalpindi
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad was ranked at 241 in the rankings. Mehran University has been ranked at 294. Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University of Rawalpindi (PMASAAU) has ranked at 302 among the top 719 universities of the world.
According to the Express Tribune, PMASAU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Sarwat Mirza lauded the contribution of the varsity’s Green Office Director Shahid Ali Khan, and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Director Syed Naveed Hussain Shah for educating students regarding the sustainability and protection of the environment.
The university had participated in any international ranking for the first time after the establishment of its green office earlier this year.
“It’s a great honor for my team and me, that we have improved the university ranking as compared to the previous year 2017 i.e. 341 out of 619 to 302 out of 719”.
PMASAU had established a Green Office and minimized the usage of plastic bags in the University Campus, launched tree plantation drive and established a Plant Nursery at the premises.
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