UM CLIMBS TO 32ND WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY IN UI GREENMETRIC WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2020

Universiti Malaya (UM) climbed up to number 32nd World’s Most Sustainable University in the recent announcement of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (UIGM) 2020. The University has consistently improved its performance by moving up two (2) places from last year with an increment of overall score by 2% to 81%. Time and again, UM has consistently proven its campus sustainability credibility by being the 5th Most Sustainable University in Asian region.

According to UIGM, UM is placed within the top 10.7% (98 universities) with GOLD recognition performance. UM has shown consistency and improvement on its rank in the following six (6) indicators, namely – Water Management (100%, consistent), Education and Research (Sustainability) (95.8%, consistent), Waste Management (87.5%, increment by 4.2%), Transportation Management (81.9%, consistent), Setting and Infrastructure (73.3%, consistent), and Energy and Climate Change (58.3%, increment by 5.9%).

Among other notable achievements in 2020: UM is recognized among the Best Water Management in Malaysia and Best Waste Management in Malaysia.

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings provide an online assessment on annual campus sustainability performance participated by 912 universities (an increment by 132 as compared to 2019) from 84 countries. There are 6 indicators namely: Setting and Infrastructure (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste Management (18%), Water Management (10%), Transportation Management (18%), and Education and Research (Sustainability) (18%).

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