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The 5th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador
The Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi (UPEC) proudly hosted the 5th National Meeting of Sustainable Universities UI GreenMetric on June 11-12, 2024. This significant event brought together university leaders, sustainability officers, and academic experts to discuss strategies and share insights on enhancing sustainable practices within higher education institutions. The workshop featured the esteemed presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Ecuador, H.E. Agung Kurniadi; Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric; and Dr. Junaidi, Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric. These distinguished guests provided an international perspective on sustainability in higher education and shared insights on the latest trends and updates in the GreenMetric rankings. The event was inaugurated by Jorge Mina, Ph.D., Rector of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi (UPEC) and Dra. Teresa Sánchez, Vice-Rector of UPEC, who are welcomed participants and set the stage for discussions on sustainable university management. Figure 1. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Figure 2. Jorge Mina, Ph.D., Rector of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi Figure 3. Dra. Teresa Sánchez, Dra. Teresa Sánchez, Vice-Rector of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi Figure 3. HE Agung Kurniadi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Ecuador Figure 4. Dr. Junaidi, Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric Figure 5. Bestowal of Appreciation Representatives from various Ecuadorian universities participating in the UI GreenMetric Ranking attended the event, including the Technical University of the North, University of San Francisco de Quito, University of the Hemispheres, and Polytechnic University of the Coast. These institutions, along with UPEC, are dedicated to improving their sustainability practices and performance through UI GreenMetric Rankings. The workshop included presentations and case studies on successful sustainability initiatives at each university. Notable speakers included: - Alfonsina Punín Valdiviezo, MSc., and Sofía López Iglesias, MSc., Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral - Daniel Barragán, Universidad Hemisferios - Juan Sebastián Proaño Avilés, Ph.D., Universidad San Francisco de Quito - José Alí Moncada Rangel, Ph.D., Universidad Técnica del Norte During the workshop, six universities from Ecuador and Colombia committed to participating in the UI GreenMetric rankings in 2025 by signing the declaration of participation as part of the UI GreenMetric Network. These universities are: - Technical University of Loja - CESMAG of Colombia - University of the Arts - National University of Education - Technical University of Babahoyo - Technical University of Manabi This expansion reflects the growing commitment of South American universities to sustainability and ecological campus initiatives. In conclusion, it was announced that the Private Technical University of Loja has pledged to host the 6th National Meeting of Sustainable Universities UI GreenMetric in 2025, continuing the momentum and collaborative efforts towards a greener future. This event exemplifies the collaborative spirit and dedication of universities in Ecuador and beyond, working together to enhance their contributions to environmental sustainability. Gallery: Live streaming: https://www.facebook.com/share/v/N4D4wt8zMRYeh3Dw/?mibextid=qi2Omg Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

 
The 7th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Brazil: Building a Sustainable University
The 7th National Workshop on GreenMetric in Brazil was held on June 8 and 9, 2024, hosted by the prestigious University of São Paulo (USP). This significant event brought together a diverse group of academics, researchers, and professionals dedicated to advancing sustainability within higher education institutions. The primary focus was on Brazil's participation in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, with an emphasis on environmental management, renewable energy, and sustainable development. The workshop began with technical visits at the University City - USP/São Paulo. The first visit, guided by Prof. Ildo Sauer, focused on the biogas digester and included an informative lecture on solid waste management. This session highlighted innovative approaches to converting waste into renewable energy, offering practical insights into sustainable waste management practices. Following this, participants visited the photovoltaic panels, where Prof. Roberto Zilles delivered a lecture on photovoltaic systems. This session provided a comprehensive overview of solar energy technologies and their applications in creating sustainable energy solutions. The official workshop opening saw Prof. Patrícia Iglesias welcoming attendees and emphasizing the importance of the workshop in promoting sustainability. The first lecture of the evening was delivered by Prof. Suani Coelho, who explored the production of hydrogen from ethanol. Her lecture delved into the potential of hydrogen as a clean energy source and its implications for the future of sustainable energy. This was followed by a lecture on carbon inventory by Prof. Sérgio Pacca, who emphasized the critical role of carbon accounting in mitigating climate change, highlighting methods for accurately tracking and reducing carbon emissions. The final lecture of the day was given by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, who provided an in-depth analysis of the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking. She discussed the criteria used in the ranking, its global impact, and the pivotal role of universities in driving sustainability initiatives. The day’s sessions concluded with an event closure led by Prof. Patrícia Iglesias, who summarized the key points discussed throughout the day and outlined the agenda for the following day. The evening ended with a closing dinner, providing an additional opportunity for participants to network and exchange ideas in a more informal setting. On June 9, the workshop featured a visit to the Ipiranga Museum. This visit aimed to provide attendees with a rich cultural experience, highlighting Brazil's illustrious history and heritage. The museum visit served as a reminder of the importance of cultural context in understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. The 7th National Workshop on GreenMetric in Brazil was a resounding success, bringing together experts and enthusiasts in the field of sustainability. Through a well-curated combination of lectures, technical visits, and cultural experiences, the event underscored the crucial role of universities in promoting sustainable development and environmental stewardship. The insights and knowledge shared during the workshop are expected to inspire further advancements in sustainability practices within Brazilian higher education institutions. This workshop not only highlighted current achievements but also set a forward-looking agenda for continued progress in sustainability. Gallery:

 
Information Technologies Conference at Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan
On June 7, 2024, the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan hosted a landmark conference centered on the pivotal areas of green economics, with a special focus on eco-, nano-, bio-, and information technologies. This event featured a meticulously planned agenda, packed with insightful sessions, expert presentations, and engaging discussions, all aimed at pushing forward the boundaries of green economics. The conference kicked off with opening remarks from the Rector of Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University. The introductory speech highlighted the critical importance of green economics in addressing today's global environmental challenges and set the stage for a day of rich dialogue and idea exchange. The first session, led by Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, an esteemed member of UI GreenMetric, focused on the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. Dr. Harwahyu's presentation offered a deep dive into the ranking criteria, emphasizing their role in promoting sustainable practices across universities worldwide. Following this, the second session delved into the UI GreenMetric Questionnaire. Prof. Dr. Raldi Hendro T. Koestoer, a seasoned reviewer for UI GreenMetric, shared his extensive knowledge on the questionnaire's complexities. He detailed how this tool is essential for evaluating and enhancing sustainability initiatives within higher education institutions. The third session was a highlight of the conference, dedicated to exploring the main areas of green economics. Experts from Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan led this dynamic discussion, which underscored the integration of eco-, nano-, bio-, and information technologies in fostering sustainable economic growth. This session spanned a wide array of topics, including the development and implementation of eco-friendly technologies, cutting-edge advancements in nanotechnology, groundbreaking innovations in biotechnology, and the crucial role of information technologies in promoting sustainability. The session aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how these interdisciplinary fields converge to drive a sustainable future. The fourth session continued the in-depth exploration of green economics. This segment offered additional insights and practical case studies on the application of eco-, nano-, bio-, and information technologies. Discussions during this session highlighted real-world examples of how these technologies are being used to tackle environmental challenges and bolster economic resilience. The conference concluded with a campus tour, allowing participants to witness firsthand the university's sustainable initiatives and infrastructure. This tour served as a practical extension of the day's discussions, showcasing Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University's dedication to green practices. The Main Areas of Green Economics Conference at Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan was a resounding success. It brought together a diverse group of experts, academics, and industry leaders to share knowledge, exchange innovative ideas, and foster partnerships aimed at advancing sustainable economic practices. The event underscored the vital role of eco-, nano-, bio-, and information technologies in shaping a sustainable future and reinforced the university's position as a leader in promoting green economics. Gallery:

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