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The Top 10 World's Most Sustainable Universities in 2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

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National Workshop for Universities in Spain
Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

 
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National Workshop for Universities in Mexico
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Pue., Mexico

 
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International Sustainability Meeting 2024
OSTIM Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

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Innovative Waste Solutions for a Sustainable Tomorrow
In celebration of National Waste Day on the 21st of February each year, we seized a valuable opportunity to collaborate with Bank Sampah Bersinar, represented by its Director, Fei Febri, and UN SDSN Youth Indonesia, featuring Salma Ranggita in her role as Network Coordinator. This collaborative initiative facilitated a profound exploration of innovative waste solutions with a vision towards ensuring a sustainable future. During the insightful discussion, Fei Febri emphasized the crucial need to revisit the grassroots of waste management, underscoring the fundamental importance of instilling basic knowledge in waste sorting among individuals. She highlighted that this foundational knowledge serves as a cornerstone, laying the essential groundwork without which progress toward more advanced waste solutions would be challenging. Fei Febri's perspective underscored the necessity of building a strong foundation in waste management education for everyone, emphasizing that it is the key to advancing to the next level in our collective journey toward sustainable waste solutions. Salma Ranggita brought attention to the pivotal role of youth in environmental stewardship and the transformative power of partnerships among various stakeholders. She emphasized that fostering a supportive environment is critical to achieving heightened awareness and actionable efforts. Salma stressed that cultivating a supportive ecosystem is essential for youth engagement and collaboration with environmental stakeholders, underlining the need for collective action to address pressing environmental concerns. As we collaborate with Bank Sampah Bersinar and UN SDSN Youth Indonesia, we aim to showcase our commitment to environmental sustainability. Through these collaborative efforts, we strive to raise awareness, inspire action, and contribute to the ongoing global dialogue on innovative waste solutions. By addressing the core aspects of waste management, fostering youth involvement, and building meaningful partnerships, we envision a future where our collective actions lead to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious world. Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

 
The Achievements of the 2023 UI GreenMetric Online Course
The 2023 UI GreenMetric Online Course on Sustainability represents a groundbreaking global educational initiative led by top universities across four continents and eleven diverse countries. Aligns with UI GreenMetric's second thematic priority of creating global sustainable leaders, this course is exclusively tailored for members of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network, serves as a comprehensive introduction of Sustainable Development Goals suitable for both undergraduate and master's level students. In today's world, characterized by the pressing need for social inclusivity, environmental sustainability, and financial viability, students must gain a nuanced understanding of economic dynamics, societal structures, and environmental ecosystems. Equally vital is the exploration of the far-reaching impacts of human activities on our environment, coupled with the presentation of innovative solutions to address these challenges. Building upon the resounding success of the past two years, this program has expanded its collaborations to include universities from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Tunisia, and is this year extending to the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Egypt. The course itself is an outcome of collaboration among eleven esteemed universities, organized into three classes, Class A, led by the University of Sao Paulo, Universitas Indonesia, El Bosque University, University of Szeged, University of Sharjah, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, and the University of Sousse. Class B, spearheaded by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Mahidol University, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, University of Pécs, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Universitas Diponegoro, and October 6 University. Class C, conducted by the Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung, Telkom University, Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Pancasila, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Pattimura, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Universitas Palangka Raya, Universitas Lampung, and Universitas Sriwijaya. The 3-month program begin on 7th (Class C), 13th (Class B), and 14th (Class A) September 2023 and received enthusiastic participation from 310 students. UI GreenMetric aims to equip students with the necessary tools and understanding to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. We hope that students who have joined this online course will enjoy the presentations provided by the lecturers and eventually foster collaboration among students from 28 universities in different countries. Together, students can develop sustainability solutions not only for their daily lives but also for the world. The courses have yielded significant achievements for students who participated, inspiring them to delve deeper into sustainability issues, particularly those aligned with SDGs Indicators. Palmira Grefa from ESPOCH, Ecuador, expressed, “The course has been an enriching experience that has strengthened my knowledge base and skills.” In addition to their academic pursuits, students navigate their studies across multiple campuses, shouldering responsibilities for their coursework and fostering teamwork. Yerlin Cayambe from ESPOCH shared, “I have learned how to be a leader and how to work in a team. Moreover, navigating diverse situations has taught me to be empathetic towards others.” We aspire for the continuation and expansion of the UI GreenMetric online course, attracting a growing number of students in the years ahead. This is aimed at nurturing future leaders in sustainability! Gallery: Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

 
The First UI GreenMetric Online Podcast: 'Our Voice for Sustainability', with the Theme 'Sustainable Campus 2024: A Strategic Roadmap for a Greener Tomorrow'
After the success of the UI GreenMetric Instagram Live Discussion series in 2023, we are expanding our platform in the realm of social media this year to reach a wider audience through YouTube's Online Podcast, titled 'Our Voice for Sustainability.' This initiative aims to provide viewers with an in-depth discussion between a guest speaker and an expert moderator from the UI GreenMetric reviewer/assessor community, fostering a broader conversation in the field of sustainable campuses. On Friday, January 26, 2024, the premiere was streamed live, featuring the representative of the 2023 Most Sustainable University in the UI GreenMetric rankings, Ir. Erna Maters, the Policy CSR Officer of Wageningen University and Research. The session was seamlessly moderated by an expert from the UI GreenMetric Team, Dr. -Ing. Ova Candra Dewi, S.T., M.Sc., GP, who also serves as the Head of the Urban and Regional Planning Master Program at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (PWK FTUI). During this engaging discussion, Dr. -Ing. Ova meticulously posed thought-provoking questions to elicit in-depth responses and clear explanations for the viewers. Erna highlighted the importance of fostering a sustainable strategy at Wageningen University and Research, emphasizing the engagement of all stakeholders within academia, from university leaders to students. This approach involves setting ambitious yet realistic goals throughout the university's organizational structure, ensuring that objectives align with the principles of sustainability. She emphasized that achieving a sustainable mindset extending beyond the next generations requires more than just incorporating it into the curriculum. It involves instilling in future generations the character of responsible citizens committed to protecting their environment. This transformation should commence at the community level and extend to encompass the entire world. As an institution, it is essential for us to acknowledge the crucial role that universities play in society, especially in shaping the education of future generations and leading the way in sustainability initiatives. UI GreenMetric is committed to championing sustainability. We remain steadfast in our collaboration with institutions and environmental communities to amplify awareness about the significance of sustainability, particularly within the higher education sphere. Stream live on UI GreenMetric's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/H2x_oVJZSug?si=iunrtxCZaZYAwwqT Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

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