The North-West University (NWU) has proven itself to be an academic institution where excellence continues to triumph and quality of the highest standard is celebrated. This is evident in its constant good achievements in rankings by various international ranking agencies.
The NWU has continued to climb the rankings ladder after laying good foundations in previous years, celebrating achievements in 2018 and 2019 too. Since the beginning of 2020 the university has had very good showings in respected rankings agencies’ listings.
These include rankings by ShanghaiRanking’s global Academic Ranking of World Universities in July, the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) in June, and the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings in February. It was also the first time the NWU was featured in the THE Young University Rankings, which were announced in June.
The island has always been a place of sugar plantations and high-quality tourism. Each of these developments has had a devastating impact on the ecosystem of the island. It is, therefore, a challenge for a small island state like Mauritius to adapt its economy and adapt to these sustainability challenges. However, there is a lot of expertise here and a lot of knowledge about the issue. Now it is a question of turning that into more visible actions. I think that is the stage we are at, it is time for more swift action. It is time to move on from talk and take action on sustainability.
Our vision is to be a center of excellence when it comes to knowledge generation and to foster an environment of sustainability. We are very particular when it comes to our overall goal of sufficiently supporting the agriculture sector in Nigeria. We want to produce new knowledge in agriculture and contribute immensely to sustainable development.
As the globe battles the colossal effects of climate change, which includes melting ice and rising seas; extreme weather conditions; threats to wildlife, flora and fauna; Sunter said the green flag calls for “cooperation between humanity”.