AAU the 2nd Best University in UAE by “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking”
Al Ain University (AAU) participated in the, “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2020” for the very first time and the results captivated AAU with a delight, securing as the, 2nd best sustainable university within the United Arab Emirates, 18th among the Arab Region, and 250th rank among the total 912 universities ranked worldwide.
The “UI GreenMetric World University Rankings” is an initiative of the University of Indonesia, which was set up in 2010. The ideology of the ranking is to rate the Universities based on their contribution towards environmental conservation for a Green and Sustainable Campus causing low environmental impact.
The criteria and indicators used to rate the universities includes: collection of basic information of the size of the university and its zoning (urban, suburban, or rural) profile, degree of green space, electricity consumption to link with carbon footprint, transportation, water usage, waste management, setting & infrastructure, energy & climate change, education & Research and how the university is responding to or dealing with the issues of sustainability through policies, actions, and communication.
Dr. Noor El Deen Atatreh, AAU Chancellor, said that AAU is very interested by the sustainable development and clean environment standards comes, to be in-line with the directives of the UAE's wise leadership, which support the sustainability projects and address the environmental problems. He added that this achievement proves the progress of AAU to improve its position among the arab and international universities.
Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, expressed his pride in this excellent achievement, which was set as target in the university's strategic plan. He stated that AAU has also considered the environmental issues and their applications among its priorities for promoting quality culture and sustainability environment.
Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat, Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, stated that AAU is always keen to progress in terms of all qualitative aspects and is also equally committed towards a sustainable future. He added that these results have benchmarked AAU with a great stand among all healthy competitors and he is thankful for the “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking” for their recognition”. He also stressed that this achievement results from as a collective effort and remarkable contributions of all AAU stakeholders”.