Announcement Result of UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010
As one of leading University in Asia, University of Indonesia come up with its new innovation in effort to build sustainable environment within its campus through UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010. This is the only rankings that measure each university participants in its commitment in developing an ‘environment friendly’ infrastructure as its indicator.
UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010 is officially announced today in Jakarta. The ranking has been set based on the information provided by Universities around the world on commitment on ‘going green’ and sustainability development, such as space, energy efficiency, water usage, waste management, and transport system.
University of Indonesia rector, Prof. Dr. der Soz. Gumilar R. Somantri said that university is in the forefront in grooming country future leaders that has responsibility to tackle problems related to energy crisis,climate changes and extreme weather, raising of sea levels, water shortages, pressure on agricultural production and displacement of peoples. “With the UI Green Metric result, we hope we can contribute in helping society in increasing their awareness on how sustainable development with environment protection perspective is important and also help changing people habit in using energy and natural resource as it become scarce.”
Based on reseacrh and survey conducted through on-line by the UI Green Mertric team on thousands universities in the world, which was conducted on May – November 2010, University of California, Berkeley, United States (total score of 8,213), is the best campus in terms of its environment policy. University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom ( total score of 8,201), and then followed by Northeastern University, United States (with score of 7,909) is in the third place.University of Indonesia is in the 15th place (with score of 6.875), position it as the best university in Indonesia based on its environment policy. For complete rankings you can access http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id.
In terms of its methodology, UI Green Metric is based one three philosophical reasons which is Environment, Economic and Equity (3’Es). The ranking has five indicators: Green Statistics (24%), Energy and Climate Change (28%), waste management (15%), water usage (15%) and transportation facility (24%). These criteria selected based on what we thought to be important by University that concerns with environmental issue. These include the collection of a basic profile of the size of the university and its zoning profile, whether urban, suburban or rural. Beyond this we want to see the degree of green space. The next category of information concerns electricity consumption because of its link to our carbon footprint. Then we also want to know about its transport system, water usage, and waste management.
After introducing the “Bike to Campus” program, development of new library with “Green Sustainable Development” concept, and also the re-allocation of five massive African Baobab trees aging over hundred years old used for research and conservation, the UI Green Metric is the latest effort by University of Indonesia in providing comprehensive reference in regards to the campus infrastructure in universities around the world that is environment friendly. We are hoping that UI Green Metric Ranking will complement other leading rankings that is used as reference by universities all over the world like: THES, QS, Webometrics, Green Report Card, HEEACT and Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings.