UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings on sustainability. It is an initiative from the University of Indonesia that ranks universities around the world based on their commitment and actions towards sustainability. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings aims to increase university awareness towards sustainability.
As per latest UI Green Metric ranking 2022, AIOU has been ranked 10th among other Pakistani universities and 331st among 1050 participating Universities of the world. This is a great honour for the University that we have improved the University Ranking as compared to the previous year 2021.
Aims, Vision, and Mission of UI GreenMetric
We believe that universities play an integral role in the joint effort between stakeholders and communities in combating climate change. By promoting and developing novel ideas and innovations, we hope universities could promote energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation. However, such activities will require change of behavior as well as economic and social problems related to sustainability. For this regard, we hope universities may become a role model for the society and a critical partner to the government.
Initially, we will collect numeric data from universities and process the data provided into a single score that reflects the efforts being made by the institution to implement environmentally friendly and sustainable programs. Universities will be ranked according to this score. We hope that the rankings will be useful to university leaders in their efforts to put in place eco-friendly policies and manage behavioral change among the academic community at their respective institutions.
Our vision is to be an open and respected World University Rankings which brings sustainable impacts to universities around the world. Our missions are:
- Organizing annual World University Rankings on sustainability.
- Encouraging sustainability practices in universities around the world.
- Providing sustainability-related services for universities around the World.
- Facilitating international partnership on sustainability.
Methodology of UI GreenMetric
We base our instruments on a broad philosophy that encompasses the pillar of sustainability: Environmental, Social, and Economic.
The Criteria and Indicators
We selected criteria that are generally considered to be of importance by universities concerned with sustainability. These include the collection of basic information of the size of the university and its zoning profile, whether urban, suburban, or rural. Beyond this we would like to see the degree of green space. The next category of information concerns with electricity consumption because of its link to our carbon footprint. Then we would like to know about transportation, water usage, waste management, setting & infrastructure, energy & climate change, and education & Research. Beyond these indicators, we would like to get a picture about how the university is responding to or dealing with the issues of sustainability through policies, actions, and communication. The criteria are:
Scoring for each item will be numeric so that our data can be processed statistically. Scores will be simple counts of things, or responses on a scale of some sort.
The Weighting of Criteria
Each of the criteria will be categorized in a general class of information and when we process the results, the raw scores will be weighted to give a final calculation.
Refining and Improving the Research Instrument
While we have put every effort into the design and implementation of the questionnaire, we realize that this first version is bound to have shortcomings. Therefore, we will be reviewing the criteria and the weightings continuously to reflect input from participants and state of the art developments in the field. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Course Mapping Report
Setting and Infrastructure
The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in 1974 with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. It was the second Open University in the world and first in Asia and Africa. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise and has opened up new opportunities for millions, particularly women, and supplemented the efforts of the federal and provincial governments in a big way and that too without becoming a burden on their resources.
At present the University have four faculties (Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies and Faculty of Education) comprised of 35 academic departments with average student enrolment of more than 1.4 million per year, where more than 50% are females, and more than 2000 courses are being offered. AIOU has a network of 54 regional offices/campuses throughout the Pakistan. More than 70 percent of its students are employed.
AIOU Main Campus
The main campus is located at city center H-8 of Islamabad with many other major educational institutes around it. The regional campuses are located mainly in cities. Some of these campuses are in sub-urban areas.
AIOU Main Campus at a glance