An-Najah; Green University of the Year
An-Najah National University has recently achieved first place in Palestine in the UI GreenMetrics of World University ranking 2015. This ranking measures universities commitment to an environmentally friendly campus and the standards of environmental sustainability.
An-Najah consists of four campuses; namely, the New Campus, the Old Campus and the Hisham Hijjawi College Campus in Nablus; the Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine’s Campus in Tulkarem in addition to An-Najah National Hospital with a total area of 248000 m2 of which 67000 m2 are green areas.
The University is currently undertaking a number of green projects, such as the solar power and energy saving systems and a solar heating system for the Faculty of Physical Education building. It also offers BSc and MSc programmes in Clean Energy and Conservation Strategy.
Moreover, An-Najah is working on a project to convert diesel-fired to natural gas.
- The GreenMetrics criteria indicators are campus setting, type of higher education institution, number of campus sites, total campus area (meter square), total ground floor area of buildings (meter square), number of students, number of academic and administrative staff, percentage of area on campus covered in vegetation in the form of forest., percentage of area on campus covered in planted vegetation (including lawns, gardens, green roofs, internal planting), retention : non-retentive surfaces on campus as percentage of total area for water absorption and percentage of university budget for sustainability effort.
- An-Najah participates annually in the ranking since its establishment in 2011 through the Energy Research Centre.
- To see the ranking results, please visit the website: http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/
- The Faculty of Agriculture includes 5 acres of greenhouses and a farmland utilized to plant field crops and forage.