June 4th, 2013
UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking 2013
Subject: Invitation to participate in UI Green Metric World University Sustainability Ranking 2013
It gives us a great pleasure to invite your institution to participate in our world ranking of university sustainability – Green Metric.
This initiative was launched on 2010 in order to draw the attention of university leaders and stake holders to combat global sustainability issues and to provide more attention to sustainability of the environment, as well as economic and social problem related to sustainability. In order to realize Sustainability Development Goals, the university plays an important role in particular with regard to sustainability including energy and climate change, setting and infrastructure, water consumption, waste management and especially education. We hope that the rankings will be useful to university leaders in their efforts to put in place eco-friendly policies and manage behavioural change among the academic community at their respective institutions.
There are a number of benefits for participating universities. Participation can help you in sharing your experience in sustainability to other universities. You can measure your sustainability policies and compare results with other institutions on the ranking. You can also see the criteria that need to be improved. This ranking also could be a platform for future cooperation.
Submitting data for the ranking is easy and is currently done on line. The criteria are also presently set at a threshold which is attainable by the majority of higher education institutions. There is no fee for taking part. The online questionnaire which can be accessed at: http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/id/metric using the user name and password which has been sent to your University or you can register to receive a password at http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/id/metric/register/
We do hope your institution will be able join us. Please let me know as soon as you can whether you can make it. We hope to see you with us.
Please do not hesitate to email any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Anis, M. Met
The Announcement of the Result of UI Greenmetric Ranking of World University 2012
Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities on 8th January 2013. This is the third year of this ranking which compares universities efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. The results were announced by the university Rector, Prof. Djoko Santoso , Vice Rector of UI Prof. Muhamad Anis, Prof Gunawan Tjahjono, and the Chairperson of UI Greenmetric Prof. Riri Fitri Sari at the UI Balairung (Graduation Ceremony Building), Depok, by the UI lake side.
This year, 215 universities from 49 countries took part, which is an increase from last year with 178 universities from 42 countries. University of Connecticut in USA was ranked first with a score of 7,569, followed by University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom (score 7,375) and third by University College Cork National University of Ireland (score 7,301).
Apart from the US, the UK, Japan, and countries in Europe, the 2012 results include universities as far afield as Palestinian, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Romania and South Africa, China, Fiji, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, and South Africa.
The results are computed from information provided by universities online. These year the information are organized under Six (6) main categories. These categories, and their weightings, are: Green Statistics (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste management (18%), Water usage (10%), Transportation (18%), and Education (18%).
July 2nd, 2012
UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking 2012
Subject: Invitation to participate in UI Green Metric World University Sustainability Ranking 2012
Dear University Leader,
As the Rector of Universitas Indonesia, I would like to invite your university to participate in our world ranking of university sustainability – Green Metric.
There are a number of benefits to participating universities. It can help your efforts at internationalization and recognition by getting your university’s sustainability efforts in education on the map globally.
Participation can help to raise awareness in the university and beyond about the importance of sustainability issues. The world faces unprecedented civilizational challenges such as population trends, global warming, and overexploitation of natural resources, oil-dependent energy, water and food shortages and sustainability. We realize that higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. UI Green Metric raises awareness as it helps assess and compare efforts at education for sustainable development, sustainability research, campus greening, and social outreach.
Participation will support social networking. By taking part in Green Metric, you will be in a good position to identify potential partner institutions.
A final benefit is the prospect of change, a benefit to us all. We believe the universities are the nexus for bringing about real change in society.
Submitting data for the ranking is relatively easy and is currently done on line. The criteria are also presently set at a threshold which is attainable by the majority of higher education institutions. There is no fee for taking part.
Submission can be done by filling in the online questionnaire which can be accessed at: http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/id/metric
We are committed to making the methodology meet the highest standards. This will be the third year for us to run this assessment tool and we plan to make revisions that improve it over last year’s. We will also be developing our tools that will introduce a number of innovations to the ranking in future years.
We are targeting 500 participants this year, but our goals are to have 2,000 by year five coming from every region in the world. The top twenty universities in our year two ranking include some very prestigious organizations with a reputation for their sustainability efforts. We would very much like for you to join us. If you have already taken part, please continue. We hope you will see improvements.
Please do not hesitate to email any questions you may have to email@example.com.
Prof. Dr. der Soz. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri
GUIDELINE 2012 GreenMetric World University Ranking
See also: The FAQ.
December 20th, 2011
UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking 2011
Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities on 14th December 2011. This is the second year of this ranking system which allows universities in both the developed and developing world to compare their efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management.
UI’s initiative can be seen as leading and innovative because it is part of the trend for global competition among higher education institutions and because it is the first sustainability ranking that makes it possible for universities in developing countries to match how green they are against universities in developed countries.
The initiative has been well received both by the academic community and by universities world-wide. In the first year, 95 universities took part. This years results are based on submissions from 178 university in 42 countries. Apart from the US, the UK, Japan, and countries in Europe, the 2011 results include universities as far afield as Palestinian, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Romania and South Africa.
This year, Nottingham University in the UK was ranked first with a score of 8,033.54, followed by Northeastern University in the United States (score 7,981.46) and third by University of Connecticut also in the United States (score 7,708.02). Universitas Indonesia was ranked 22nd and was the only university in Indonesia to make it into the top 50. The results were announced by the university rector, Prof. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri on December 14, 2011 at the UI Central Library, Depok.
The results are computed from information provided by universities online. This year, 178 universities who had submitted complete information for all of the categories were accepted for the ranking. The ranking methodology requires universities to submit details on a number of indicators of sustainability. These are organized under five main categories. These categories, and their weightings, are: Green Statistics (24%), Energy and Climate Change (28%), Waste management (15%), Water usage (15%) and Transportation (18%). The weightings are used to calculate the relative importance of the indicator scores in each category. The methodology is based on a widely accepted principle that measuring sustainability should involve three things: Environment, Economics and Equity (the 3 Es). Economics is included because developing a green business or economy or campus requires funding. Equity refers to the need to make society benefit not only the rich but be fair to everyone.
Prof. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri pointed out that the ranking is unique because it uses a methodology and standards that make it possible for universities in developing countries to see how they measure up against the world’s best, yet also is set at a standard that ‘beginners’ can attain. This user-friendly approach is now being seen as ‘the’ yardstick for universities around the world who want to show that they are doing something useful for the environment. “Through the results of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2011, UI is helping to raise awareness in society of the issue of sustainable development and environmental protection. It focuses on such things as saving energy, the wise use of water, waste management, and environmental friendly transport systems.”
The UI GreenMetric Ranking is innovative in that it is the first world-wide college-based commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure, education, and research. Not only will the ranking help to raise awareness about these issues, but also it is already proving to be a catalyst to action in putting in place ‘green’ campus management policies around the world.
The ranking system, now only in its second year, is already generating discussion among the world university ranking community. It can be compared to academic world ranking systems like the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking and the Webometrics rankings.
The reputation and status of Universitas Indonesia was also boosted among the global academic ranking community when the Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric ranking was accepted as a member of the prestigious International Ranked Expert Group (IREG) Observatory based in Belgium. IREG has set itself the task of setting agreed on standards, auditing and certification for measuring sustainability performance in universities world-wide.
UI’s efforts and participation at the highest levels of the world wide ranking community are being referred to in such publications and organization sites as the US News Ranking, the HEEACT ranking Taiwan, and IHEP Washington DC. GreenMetric is also getting a lot of discussion and support in such forums as UNESCO, and in a number of academic journals concerned with ranking and sustainability in Europe and America.
In future, GreenMetric has the goal of continuing to improve its methodology, to take part in further international level discussion about ranking and sustainability and to expand the number and balance of universities around the world taking part. These efforts, it is hoped, will make a real contribution a to addressing the threat of global climate change.
In 2010, Universitas Indonesia has spearheaded an initiative to create an online ‘green’ ranking for world universities which received outstanding responses from universities in 35 countries in the world. The first year was a great success with close to a hundred universities taking part in this ranking. The ranking, UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, was based on information provided by universities around the world on criteria that demonstrate commitment to going green and sustainability, such as space, energy efficiency, water use, and transport and so on.
UI GreenMetric 2011, our new, revised and improved ranking system that measures campus sustainability has been launched. We have made some improvements due to some comments, suggestions and support from others last year. As a result, we have established an independent multi-disciplinary committee of experts to critically review the methodology and provide suggestions to make the ranking more useful to more people.
This year, we would like to invite you to join with us as a partner in this endeavor by submitting some numerical information related to ‘greenness’ and sustainability for your university. The information you provide will be used to create a numerical ‘greenness’ score for your institution that can be used to compare it with other universities around the world.
UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2011
GUIDELINE 2011 GreenMetric World University Ranking
See also: The FAQ.