Kabul Polytechnic University Recognized Among Top Global Institutions for Climate Change Mitigation in 2024

In a remarkable achievement, Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) has been ranked among the world’s leading universities for its efforts in mitigating climate change in 2024. The Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan announced that KPU secured the 101st position in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which evaluates universities based on their contributions to addressing climate change.

Here is the list of to 20 top Universities ranked in climate mitigation :

Here is the list of the top 20 universities for climate mitigation in 2024:

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RankNameCountryClimate actionOverall
1University of TasmaniaAustralia92.798.5
2UNSW SydneyAustralia92.197.2
3Simon Fraser UniversityCanada90.395.1
4Western Sydney UniversityAustralia89.799.7
5University of VictoriaCanada88.895.2
6University of Eastern FinlandFinland87.879.3–83.9
7Abdullah Gül UniversityTurkey87.284.0–89.1
8Aalborg UniversityDenmark85.398.0
9University of NewcastleAustralia84.892.9
10Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUTFinland84.784.0–89.1
11Arizona State University (Tempe)United States84.696.4
12University of ExeterUnited Kingdom83.896.1
13Université LavalCanada82.594.9
14Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands81.884.0–89.1
15University of Technology SydneyAustralia81.295.2
16RMIT UniversityAustralia80.897.7
17Wageningen University & ResearchNetherlands80.584.0–89.1
18University at BuffaloUnited States80.475.8–79.2
19University of ReadingUnited Kingdom79.894.0
20Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB)Chile79.779.3–83.9

A Global Ranking for Climate Action

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are highly respected for assessing universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, the rankings evaluated 924 universities from 103 countries, with KPU standing out for its significant contributions to SDG 13 – Climate Action.

Commitment to Sustainability

KPU’s recognition is a testament to its robust initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy. The university has been involved in various projects that focus on sustainable practices and environmental conservation, setting a benchmark for other institutions in Afghanistan and beyond.

Innovative Research and Education

KPU has made significant strides in integrating sustainability into its curriculum and research programs. The university’s focus on environmental sciences and engineering has led to address key environmental challenges. Collaborative research with international institutions has further enhanced KPU’s capabilities in driving impactful climate action.

Community Engagement

Beyond its academic and research efforts, KPU actively engages with the local community to foster a culture of environmental stewardship. By involving students and community members in sustainability projects, the university has created a ripple effect, promoting awareness and action on climate change at the grassroots level.

Looking Ahead

The recognition by Times Higher Education highlights Kabul Polytechnic University’s potential to lead in global sustainability efforts. As KPU continues to advance its sustainability agenda, it sets a powerful example for other institutions, underscoring the critical role of higher education in addressing climate change.

This achievement not only brings pride to KPU but also emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts in creating a sustainable future. By fostering innovation, research, and community engagement, KPU is contributing significantly to the global fight against climate change.

For more details on the rankings and KPU’s initiatives, you can visit the Times Higher Education website.

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