Following the success of this year's national workshop on UI GreenMetric for Pakistani universities, held on October 16th, 2023, in collaboration with Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT), the initiative expanded its scope through a partnership with The Higher Education Commission, a statutory body established by the Government of Pakistan.
This collaborative workshop, aligning with the "Green Youth Movement," took place on October 26th, 2023, drawing participants from diverse universities across the country. The event commenced with a presentation by Mr. Irfan Ullah, Director and Project Director of the Green Youth Movement. His insightful presentation delved into the Green Youth Movement project, emphasizing the recommendation for all Pakistani universities to participate in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. Mr. Ullah pledged support and sponsorship for universities to implement green projects on their campuses, fostering engagement in social activities related to the environment. With a 36-month vision, the aim is for universities to address environmental issues at the campus level, potentially aligning with UI GreenMetric's six indicators.
Presentation of Mr. Irfan Ullah
5 Thematic Areas of Green Youth Movement
Following Mr. Irfan Ullah's presentation, the agenda continued with opening remarks from the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. She expressed gratitude for the collaboration with the Higher Education Commission Pakistan and their support for all universities participating in the rankings. She highlighted the timeline for UI GreenMetric data submission and outlined activities scheduled throughout the year 2023, expressing hope for increased data submissions from Pakistani universities as a result of the workshop.
Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc.
The next speaker, Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric, provided an in-depth exploration of UI GreenMetric, covering its definition, history, vision and mission, network, and a detailed explanation of the six criteria. Additionally, he offered a quick tutorial on how to submit data.
Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric
The workshop concluded with a lively question and answer session involving enthusiastic participants. The hope is that this workshop serves as a source of enlightenment for universities, raising awareness of current environmental challenges and inspiring more institutions to actively participate in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings.