19 Pakistani universities are ranked by The University of Indonesia’s (UI) Green Metric World University, as greenest campuses in the world.
The rankings, developed by the university in 2010, evaluate and compare campus sustainability efforts. 912 universities from 84 countries participated in the competition this year with 51 Pakistani universities participating in it. However, only 19 universities made it to the top 500.
According to the UI’s Green Metric, Multan’s Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture is the greenest higher education campus in the country, followed by the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). The two campuses are placed 154th and 179th in the overall rankings.
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, which was at the top position last year and the second in 2019 country-wise, has dropped to third after losing 325 points in the education and research sector. It is ranked at 191 in the global ranking.
Furthermore, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and the University of Lahore are ranked fourth and fifth in the country-wise rankings; their global ranks are 216th and 226th, respectively.
Similarly, Rahim Yar Khan’s Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Islamabad’s Capital University of Science And Technology, and Mehran University of Engineering & Technology of Jamshoro are ranked sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. Their global rankings are 234th, 286th, and 298th, respectively.