S & R IAU among the 'UI GreenMatric World Varsity Rankings 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 13:37

The Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch, has placed the position 286 in UI Greenmatric World University Rankings 2017.

According to an ISCA report, the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking mainly focuses on combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation.

The Secretary of UNESCO Chair for Clean and Renewable Energy, Hoda Rahmati stated that among 619 evaluated institutes in the world, 10 Iranian universities have been placed in the list of greenest universities which Science and Research IAU is among them as well.

IAU cooperation with UNESCO is mainly focusing on exchanging information and experiences in academic areas, specifically in the field of environmental law, supporting research projects with on climate change, supplying sustainable development goals, ecotourism and tourism industry, and holding national and international educational courses, seminars, conferences, and workshops.

She spoke of the criteria which led to the assignment of renewable energy seats from UNESCO to this university including the ranking was prepared by based on six criteria and indicator such as Setting and Infrastructure of campus, Energy and Climate Change, Waste treatment and recycling activities, Water use in campus, Transportation system, Education in climate change etc.

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