Manipal Academy of Higher Education gets greener in UI global ranking

January 22, 2014

Manipal Academy of Higher Education has improved its position in the UI GreenMetric World University ranking from the 35th position last year to 27th in the latest ranking released on January 17, 2014 in the suburban category while retaining its top position in the country, yet again.
Many more universities took part in the ranking survey this year. With 301 universities from 61 countries taking part the competition was tougher. Last year 215 universities from 49 countries had taken parat. University of California, US was ranked first, followed by University of Bath (UK) in the second position, Universiti Putra, Malaysia and Bangor University, UK were in the third and fourth positions. Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain was fifth. Apart from universities from the US, Japan, UK and other European countries, universities from Slovenia, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey Iran, Jordan, Panama, Pakistan and several other countries took part for the first time.
The ranking is done by Universitas Indonesia (UI) which compares the efforts of universities towards campus sustainability and environment friendly management. The results are computed from information provided by universities online and Manipal Academy of Higher Education participated in the Suburban Category for the second year. The informations are organized under six (6) main categories. These categories and their weightings are: Setting and Infrastucture (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste management (18%), Water usage (10%), Transportation (18%), and Education (18%).