UM as a premier and world leading research university in Malaysia have also actively participating in the international sustainability platform famously known as Universitas Indonesia GreenMetric World University Ranking (UIGM). UI GreenMetric is an annual world university ranking system focusing on the current condition and policies related to green campus and sustainability in universities all over the world.
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, December 2018 – University of Malaya bags the 36th World’s Most Sustainable University in Universitas Indonesia GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018 with overall score at 75% (that shows a 12.2% improvement as compared to 2017 achievement). This year, total number of participating institutions have increased by 100 institutions which made up a total of 719 members (a 16.2% increase from 2017).
UI GreenMetric World University Rankings or in-short UIGM is the first and the only world university ranking systems based on voluntary participation to-date that gives emphasis on campus sustainability performance. The ranking system analyze and rank universities performance in six categories: (1) Setting and Infrastructure (15%), (2) Energy and Climate Change (21%), (3) Waste Management (18%), (4) Water Management (10%), (5) Transportation Management (18%), (6) Education and Research (18%).
In Malaysia, UM was joined by 17 other higher education institutions: UPM, UTM, UMS, UUM, UMP, UTAR, UTeM, UKM, USM, Department of Polytechnic Education Malaysia, UniMAP, UMT, UTHM, UIAM, USIM, Mersing Polytechnic, and UPSI.
UM rose excellently with 3 significant achievements as follows:
- Best Water Management in Malaysia (95%)
- Best Education & Research (Sustainability) in Malaysia (87.5%), and
- Best Waste Management in Malaysia (79.2%)
With this year achievement, UM is also ranked:
- 4th Asia’s Most Sustainable University
- In City-Centre Category: UM maintained the position as the 1st Most Sustainable University in Asia & 6th in the World out of 113 institutions.
At individual categories, UM managed to be listed out of 719 universities as:
- 11th World’s Best Water Management
- 28th World’s Best Education & Research (Sustainability)
UM achievements are made possible through collective contributions with the aspiration of ‘Smart -Partnership’ by UM Living Labs Grant Programme, Department of Development & Estate Maintenance (JPPHB) and various key-stakeholders across institutes, faculties and centers. UM participation in UIGM 2018 was coordinated under the leadership of Professor Dr. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development) and Professor Dr. Sumiani Yusoff (Chairperson, UM Eco-Campus Secretariat & UM Living Labs) with active support of UM Eco-Campus Standing Committee (UMECS); key-persons and student volunteers with different backgrounds and expertise working together toward a common goal.
On that note, UM hope to strategically work more closely together across faculties and disciplines in the spirit of co-creation and smart-partnership especially in the area of Energy and Climate Change & Transportation Management which deems attention and support from campus community. UM staff and students are welcome to take part in these collective efforts. Remember, all members of the university play an important role as an active agent-of-change in developing UM to be among the best Eco-Campus Model locally and globally.