Wagdy Sawahel 17 May 2014
To counter the negative impact of climate change in North Africa, several higher education initiatives and scientific programmes are producing scientific workforces with the required skills, as well as carrying out research for promoting renewable energy for sustainable development.
The North Africa region is particularly vulnerable to climate change because of its geographic and ecological features. The situation is aggravated by the interaction of multiple economic and social sources of stress and further compounded by a low adaptive capacity.
Model projections indicate a clear rise in temperature over the next 20 years and this is expected to continue throughout the 21st century, probably at a rate higher than the estimated global average, according to a recent report,' Read More...
Wagdy Sawahel on 16 May 2014
The Arab world has been late to join the ?green? universities movement, which strives for lower emissions and less water consumption. Only 12 out of about 500 universities implement environmentally friendly policies and programmes to reduce their carbon emissions and help to combat global climate change.
This is the conclusion of the recent?UI?GreenMetric World University Ranking which reflects the efforts made by 301 universities located in 49 countries in US, Europe, Asia and Africa to become sustainable.
The universities ranking criteria include baseline information such as the size of the university, spatially and in terms of population, the Read More...
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 Read More...
PARIS — When Nan Cao Liu and his colleagues at Shanghai Jao Tong University decided to compile a list of the world’s 500 leading universities back in 2003, their aim was simply “to find out the gap between Chinese universities and world-class universities, particularly in terms of academic or research performance.”
To minimize controversy they decided to use only indicators that could be quantified: the number of Nobel Prizes or Fields more...
Rektor UI, Prof. Dr. der Soz. Gumilar R. Somantri, membuka "Workshop Ranking Universitas Dunia Berdasarkan UI GreenMetric" yang diselenggarakan pada Jumat (24/09) 2010 di Ruang Rapat A, Gedung PAUI, Kampus UI Depok. Acara tinjauan perangkingan universitas di dunia berdasarkan kriteria kampus ramah lingkungan ini dihadiri oleh para pemerhati lingkungan, seperti Prof. Emil Salim, Dr. Ir. Tarsoen Waryono, M.Si., Prof. Benny H. Hoed, Prof. Dra. Yunita Triwardani, [selengkapnya]Read More...
DEPOK: After finishing an online seven-month survey, the University of Indonesia (UI) announced on Thursday the results of what it said was the first environmentally based university ranking system.
Ninety-four universities from 35 countries participated in the “UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010”.
The survey, conducted between May and November, ranked universities based on several factors, including green space, electricity consumption, waste and water management and eco-sustainability policies.
Seven US universities were in the survey’s top 10 list, including the University of California in Berkeley in first place and Northeastern University, which came fourth.
“We hope there will be more universities participating in the survey next year,” UI rector Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri said. — JP
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UI Luncurkan Rangking Kampus Hijau Dunia
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Universitas Indonesia (UI) akan meluncurkan inovasinya di bidang lingkungan hidup dengan menyusun daftar pemeringkatan perguruan tinggi di dunia berdasarkan pengelolaan lingkungan hidup kampus. Daftar pemeringkatan yang diberi nama UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010 itu diluncurkan Kamis (16/12/2010) di Jakarta.
Kepala Kantor Komunikasi UI Vishnyu Juwono menuturkan, UI Green Metric merupakan pemeringkatan perguruan tinggi yang pertama menggunakan komitmen pengembangan infrastruktur kampus yang ramah lingkungan sebagai indikatornya. Pemeringkatan tersebut berorientasi pada kelestarian lingkungan hidup kampus.
"Mulai dari kehijauan kampus, pemanfaatan ruang, efisiensi Read More...
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Universitas Indonesia menggagas pemeringkatan perguruan tinggi di dunia berdasarkan pengelolaan hidup kampus. Pemeringkatan yang dinamai UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities yang pertama kali ini diikuti 95 perguruan tinggi dari 35 negara.
Perguruan tinggi dari Amerika Serikat dan Inggris mendominasi peringkat 10 besar UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010. Selain itu, ada perguruan tinggi dari Malaysia dan Kanada.
Kampus hijau terbaik di dunia diraih Universitas California, Berkeley, Amerika Serikat. Di urutan selanjutnya adalah Universitas Nottingham, Inggris; York University, Kanada; Northeastern University, AS; dan Cornell University, AS.
Adapun perguruan tinggi Indonesia baru berhasil masuk 20 besar, yakni UI Read More...
After conducting a seven-month online survey, the University of Indonesia announced Thursday the first environmental-based universities rankings, hoping the benchmark would be adopted by every campus worldwide.
The survey, conducted between May and November, ranked participating universities based on several factors, including the percentage of green space on their campus, electricity consumption, waste and water management, and the application of eco-sustainability policies and efforts.
As many as 94 universities from 35 countries participated in the survey, which is called "UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2010".
Seven US-based universities entered the ranking's top 10, including the University of California in Berkeley which topped the list and Northeastern University which came fourth.
"We hope there will be more universities participating in the survey next year," UI rector Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri said.
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