UI GreenMetric Ranking : University of Nottingham is The World’s Best Green Campus
Universitas Indonesia (UI) released UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2015 result on January 22nd 2016. It is the first and the only ranking that measure each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure. University of Nottingham with the total score of 7,267.00 became the world’s best green campuses, followed by the University of Connecticut (total score 7,156.00) and the third-ranked is the University of California, Davis (total score 7,134.00). Moreover, the most green campus in Indonesia in the list is Universitas Indonesia with the total score of 6,202.00 and ranked 33th in the world. The UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2015 was announced by the Rector UI, Prof.Dr. Ir. Muhammad Anis, M.Met and the Founder of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari ?at the newly installed UI Faculty Club.
This year, the methodology to measure the university points has been added with the newly introduced Carbon Footprint evaluation, to trigger many universities to look into this issue in their campus. This measurement is tightly related to the 6 (six) main indicators, i.e. the environmental setting, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education
Based on research and survey conducted by UI GreenMetric team, lead by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, 407 universities from 65 countries have participated and use the performance indicators as their measurement tools of achievement in providing a condusive learning environment. That number is a significant rise of participant for the UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities 2014, that has only 360 universities from 62 countries.
Rector UI Prof. Muhammad Anis said UI GreenMetric is one of UI’s icon because it has attracted hundreds of Higher Education institution in the world to refer to UI GreenMetric as their measurement tools in developing an environmentally friendly campus infrastructure. The indicators of UI GreenMetric have also been accepted and applied as a measurement not only for the reputable universities in developed countries, but also in a developing countries. “Through the UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities assessment effort, UI contributes in helping society to increase their awareness on sustainable development and environment protection. It keeps tract of the universities milestones in increasing the awareness to save energy, use water wisely, manage the waste, arrange an environmentally friendly transport system yet expands the green criteria through the education system.”
UI GreenMetric is an UI innovation in the last 6 years to build a sustainable environment. It has been widely known in the world as the world’s first Ranker to asess universities commitment to the development infrastructure, education, and research environment and sustainability.
As a university that became a trend setter with its new innovation in effort to build sustainable campus environment, UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities follows the effort of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to act as a Ranker with their academic ranking of world university.
About UI GreenMetric:
UI GreenMetric has been accepted as a member of IREG Observatory (International Ranked Expert Group) in Belgium based on the reference from US News Ranking, HEEACT ranking Taiwan, and IHEP Washington DC. IREG is observer of world university rankers, and conducted some audit programs. UI Greenmetric has been mentioned widely in UNESCO forum and IREG (International Ranking Expert Group observatory) forum. It has bee cited by many scientific journal publications in Europe and United States as an effort to anticipate the global climate change.
In terms of its methodology, UI Green Metric is based on three philosophical reasons which is Environment, Economic and Equity (3’Es). The ranking has five indicators: Setting & Infrastucture (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste Management (18%), Water Management (10%), Eco-friendly transportation facility (18%) and Education (18%).
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