The Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Sustainability Ranking for 2013 lists North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University at No. 10 for its efforts toward campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. The results were released Jan. 17.
This is the fourth year of the UI GreenMetric ranking; 301 universities from 61 countries participated—an increase from last year’s 215 universities from 49 countries. University of Nottingham (UK) was ranked No. 1 with a score of 7521, followed by University College Cork National University of Ireland, 7328, and Northeastern University (USA), 7170. Rounding out the top 10 were University of Bradford (UK), University of Connecticut (USA), Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), University of Plymouth (UK), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA), University of California, Davis (USA) and N.C. A&T (scoring 6775).
In addition to A&T’s overall 10th place ranking with a score of 6775, the university placed at No. 5 among 164 colleges/universities in the category of Campus Setting (Urban) and No. 9 among 224 colleges/universities for Higher Education (Comprehensive).
Apart from the USA, Japan, UK and other European countries that participated in the previous year's ranking, the 2013 results include universities from Morocco, Egypt, Namibia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Estonia, Ukraine, Portugal, Philippines, Iran, Jordan, Panama and Pakistan.
The results are computed from information provided by universities online. The six main categories and their weightings are as follows: Energy and Climate Change, 21 percent; Waste Management, 18 percent; Transportation, 18 percent; Education, 18 percent; Setting and Infrastucture, 15 percent; and Water Usage, 10 percent.
“Global concerns for environmental problems and waste management present an opportunity and a challenge for N.C. A&T to mobilize academic resources and capabilities for developing sustainable solutions,” said Dr. Godfrey Uzochukwu, professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute at A&T.
HISTORICAL ITEMS SOUGHT
FOR PICTORIAL BOOK
Old photographs and historical documents are being requested for the Pictorial History of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
The pictorial book is being developed as part of N.C. A&T’s 125th anniversary celebration that will be in 2016. The photographs and other documents would help tell the university’s history from 1891 to the present.
Submitted items should include the identification of individuals and subjects involved, the place and time. While usage of materials is not guaranteed, all materials will be considered and returned.
Photos and documents should be sent by Thursday, Feb. 20, to the address below:
F.D. Bluford Library
Attention: Pictorial Review
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411.
Include an appropriate self-addressed stamped envelope or box to allow return of materials.
Questions should be directed to the co-authors: Dr. Teresa Styles at firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Nieman, email@example.com. Persons who do not have access to email may call 336-285-4151.
This is the fourth year of the UI GreenMetric ranking; 301 universities from 61 countries participated.
Photos and documents should be sent by Thursday, Feb. 20.