For the third year in a row, King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa has been shortlisted in the International Green Gown Awards, this time for its involvement in five sustainability-focused initiatives.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities, the International Association of Universities, and the United Nations Environment Programme founded the awards in 2004 to recognise outstanding sustainability projects conducted by universities and colleges worldwide.
The university had adopted a “clear and effective institutional identity and strategy, with the impact reflected in its position in international forums and awards”
Khaled Al-Barrak, supervisor of the university’s strategic planning and corporate identity department, explained: “This nomination reflects the university’s development of its corporate identity which is aimed at contributing to achieving food security and environmental sustainability, and the projects that have a sustainable impact.”
He added that the university had adopted a “clear and effective institutional identity and strategy, with the impact reflected in its position in international forums and awards.”
The university’s 2020-24 strategy, which was created to promote a sustainable educational and research environment, was one of the measures that led to its nomination.