GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018 has studied 719 institutes from all over the world. With the aim of offering a pervasive perspective about the condition and policies related to the environment and sustainable development in the universities of various countries, GreenMetric has been launched. Environment and infrastructures, energy and changing ecology, waste management, water, transportation and education are among measures which are applied in this ranking system for comparing institutes.
According to the report of this ranking system about sustainable development, 16 Iranian universities have been placed in the list of the world’s greenest ones. University of Zanjan, University of Kashan, University Isfahan, University Guilan, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Shahrood University of Technology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, University of Tehran, Buali Sina University, Shiraz University, Alzahra University, Amirkabir University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology, University of Tabriz, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences and University of Applied Science and Technology are among the Iranian institutes whose names have been included in this list.