The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) has achieved a respectable score in terms of sustainability performance, according to the UI Green Metric World University Rankings.
According to a Philippine Information Agency report, the UI Green Metric World University Rankings, led by Universitas Indonesia, aims to assess the current condition and policies to green campus and sustainability in global universities.
In its first attempt to join the global list, TAU garnered a total of 6,900 points and claimed the roster’s 261st place, the report added.
“This milestone proves that we, at TAU, are on the right direction towards our vision of becoming one of the Top 500 universities in Asia,” TAU president Max Guillermo was quoted in the report as saying.
He added that TAU “will further embrace green technology and promote conservation of resources as it transitions to a smart university.”
Criteria and indicators for the ranking included the higher education institutions’ (HEIs) setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste water, transportation, and education and research.
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas bagged the first rank among Philippine universities as the 182nd placer with 7,235 points.