The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador

The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador

PRESS RELEASE

Riobamba, October 1st, 2019

 

The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador

 

This year, for the first-time national workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (UIGWUR) was held in Ecuador, organized by the Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo (ESPOCH) from September 30th to October 1st, 2019.

The workshop was aimed at socializing the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings  and invite more universities in Ecuador to join the ranking, as well as exploring sustainable university initiatives and opportunities for collaboration between Ecuadorian universities and the UI GreenMetric World University Rangkings Network (UIGWURN). More than 10 universities attended the workshop and signed the Declaration of Membership for UIGWURN; 10 universities from the Ecuador (Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, Universidad Estatal de Milagro, Universidad Estetel de Polyolyfuil, Universidad de Los Hemisferios, Universidad Te?cnica del Norte, Universidad Te?cnica de Babahoyo, Pontificia Universidad Cato?lica del Ecuador, Universidad Cato?lica de Cuenca, and 1 university from Mexico (Universidad de Sonora).

 

The workshop was started by the local tour of the university by riding bicycle involving workshop participants, students, and staff of ESPOCH. The opening ceremony was started with the welcoming speech from the Rector of Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo; Ing. Byron Ernesto Vaca Barahona, Ph.D., followed by the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric; Prof. Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., MM., and the Ambassador of Indonesia for Ecuador; Dra. Diennaryati Tjokrosuprihatono, M.Psi. It is for the first time for the national anthem of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ecuadorian national anthem to be delivered in the opening ceremony of the national workshop on UI GreenMetric which this year alone have  been conducted in Ireland, Taiwan Russia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Brazil, Lebanon, Tunisia and Cyprus.

 

The 1st and 2nd session consist of presentations  from Prof. Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., MM., introducing the UI GreenMetric profile (current position) and challenge, and from Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, ST., MT., M.Agr., elaborating the UI GreenMetric indicators and data submission process, respectively. The 3rd session was the sharing best practice of campus sustainability efforts from the Pontificia Universidad Cato?lica del Ecuador, Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, and Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo. The first day workshop was closed with open discussion on the thematic Priority Activities for the Ecuadorian Universities Network, where the Universidad Te?cnica de Babahoyo was proposed to be the host for the next year national workshop in Ecuador. While for the Mexican university, the Universidad de Sonora is willing to host the workshop.

 

The second day of the workshop consists of the ESPOCH university teaching and research facilities in which proved Espoch achievement i. UI Greenmetric. A scientific site visit to the meteorological station of Espoch  at Chimborazo mountain, which is the point with the largest distance from the center of the earth. The global climate change mitigation effort has been conducted by Espoch with its unique location in Riobamba, 30 kms from the mountain. The participants also visited the main campus and laboratories and data the data center.

 

For more information about UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and the UIGWURN, please contact: Ms. Sabrina Hikmah Ramadianti (Mobile Phone: +628561863537, e-mail: greenmetric@ui.ac.id).

Dr. Rifelly Dewi Astuti, SE, MM

Head of Public Relations Universitas Indonesia