Manipal Academy of Higher Education hat tricks in Green Rankings

January 20, 2015

For the third successive year, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal has retained the top position in the Universitas Indonesia’s Green Metric World University ranking in the suburban category in India. Manipal retained the second spot in the overall rankings as well. The ranking compares efforts of universities towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. This year 360 universities from 62 countries took part.

The results are based on six focus areas: Setting and infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste Management, Water usage, Transportation and Education. Manipal Academy of Higher Education continues to strive towards more eco-friendly practices leading to a harmonious relationship with planet Earth.

The UI Green Metric Ranking is innovative in that it is the first world-wide college-based commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure, education and research. The ranking methodology is based on a widely accepted principle that measuring sustainability should involve three things: Environment, Economics and Equity (the 3 Es).

The ranking not only helps to raise awareness about these issues, but is also proving to be a catalyst to put in place ‘green’ campus management policies around the world. It is drawing the attention of university leaders and stake holders to combat global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation.