Announcement Released Wed-12th-January-2011 12:02 GMT
Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
UPM Placed Sixth in GreenMetric World University Rankings 2010

SERDANG, 3 Jan – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was ranked sixth among 95 universities in the world in the GreenMetric World University Ranking 2010 (Green Metric) hosted by the University of Indonesia.

UPM is the only institution of higher learning in Asia to successfully position itself among the world's top 10 universities based on the university's excellence in promoting sustainability through environmental conservation and green technology.

The rating takes into account the commitment demonstrated by UPM to ensure sustainability and its lush green environment, the size and area of green infrastructure and the efficiency of energy usage on campus.

In addition, it also takes into account the adoption of green technology, policy enforcement and the supervision of transportation and sustainable waste management on campus.

University of California, Berkeley topped the first position, followed by University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in second place, York University, Canada in third place while the host, the University of Indonesia was ranked 15.

Among the green initiatives undertaken by UPM is an annual mega programs like tree planting activities in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation and Recycling Rally, a program to promote recycling among the campus community.

The GreenMetric committee of UPM is a joint venture involving the Office of Marketing and Communications, the Corporate Planning Division; supported by the InfoComm Development Center (iDEC) Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Forestry and the Office Development and Asset Management.

Information on the ranking of world universities and details on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings can be found on the website of ratings.

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