Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) Nationwide Pingtung College of Science & Know-how (NPUST) has been ranked No. 1 in Taiwan and No. 4 in Asia on the 2020 checklist of probably the most sustainable universities worldwide, in keeping with the college.
It’s the seventh consecutive yr that NPUST has retained the No. 1 spot in Taiwan and has been listed among the many greenest universities in Asia and the world, the GreenMetric World College Rankings confirmed.
On the 2020 world checklist, NPUST was ranked thirty first, up from thirty seventh in 2019, whereas it moved up two locations within the Asia rankings from sixth final yr.
The college in southern Taiwan has attributed its achievements to its efforts to enhance its infrastructure and waste disposal.
“This yr, the college has changed lamps on campus and lightweight tubes in lecture rooms with LED energy-saving ones, and old-style air-conditioners had been changed with variable-frequency air-conditioners to save lots of vitality,” Chang Chin-lung (張金龍), head of NPUST Workplace of Normal Affairs stated in an announcement issued on Dec. 23.
“Photo voltaic panels had been additionally added to the campus to extend the usage of inexperienced vitality.”
In the meantime, Nationwide Chi Nan College, Da-Yeh College, Nationwide Cheng Keng College, Chaoyang College of Know-how, Nationwide Yunlin College of Science & Know-how, and Nanhua College Taiwan adopted NPUST within the Taiwan rankings, in that order, and had been among the many high 100 within the GreenMetric World College Rankings of 912 colleges worldwide.
The rankings are based mostly on six important indicators — setting and infrastructure, vitality and local weather change, waste, water, transportation, and training — in keeping with the GreenMetric web site.
The highest 5 universities on the worldwide checklist are Wageningen College & Analysis within the Netherlands; College of Oxford, College of Nottingham, and Nottingham Trent College in the UK; and College of California, Davis, in america, the checklist reveals.
The UI GreenMetric World College Rankings had been launched in 2010 by Universitas Indonesia, offering the outcomes of on-line surveys on the sustainability, circumstances and environmental insurance policies of universities worldwide.