By Iylia Marsya Iskandar
GOMBAK, 28 May 2020: IIUM has made history as the first university in Malaysia to be shortlisted as a finalist for two international sustainability awards.
The two prestigious awards are the International Green Gown Award under the Best Sustainable Institution Worldwide category and the Community Engagement Award through the LIGHT (Leadership, Intuititive, Giving, Humility, Tenacity) programme organised by the Kuliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) in collaboration with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM).
In a statement made earlier yesterday (27 May), the Rector of IIUM, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said that being shortlisted is a huge recognition for the university in efforts of institutional transformation for sustainability.
“This transformation aims to attain its three main objectives which are to shape IIUM as a sustainable, harmonised institution and empowering surrounding community,” he further said.
The awards are acknowledged by the United Nations (UN) Environment, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
IIUM is shortlisted along with 12 other universities including universities from Australia, Britain, Columbia, Mexico and Peru. Winners of the award will be announced virtually on 8 July in conjunction with the United Nations High Level Political Forum.***
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