National Workshop and Technical Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in the 1st International Conference on Green University hosted by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and University of Zanjan, Iran

The University of Zanjan is the hosts of the National Workshop and Technical Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. It is conducted in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Green University from February 6 to 7, 2018. The 2 days Iran National Workshop of UI GreenMetric was completed on February 7th 2018. It was hosted by the Ferdowsi and the Iranian Ministry of Research and Education. The workshop was held on 6 and 7 February, aimed to enhance the participation of Iran universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. In the 4th of February 2018, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric and Mr. Junaidi, M. A, an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric visited the University of Zanjan, in Zanjan City (3 hours from Tehran by Car). The visit to Iran area continued by flight trip to Mashhad City (the second largest City of Tehran) where the Iranian Government conducted their 1st International Conference on Green University. The opening ceremony of the 1st International Green University Conference was held on 6 February at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Mansoor Gholami (Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology), Dr. Mohammad Kafi (President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad), Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro (President of ECO Science Foundation), and delegates of the Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) of Iran and the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, UNESCO, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and IUCN. The conference was attended by more than 450 participants from universities all over Iran. In the second day, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari from UI GreenMetric acted as the resource person first who delivered her keynote speeches to the large audience in Auditorium of Mashhad University. Speakers and panelists from over 10 countries and 25 academic institutions also shared their experience and best practices in the field of sustainable development on green campuses emphasizing the following topics: National and International Practice, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Water Management, Waste Management, Energy Consumption Management, Green Transportation, Green IT, Sustainable Campus Planning and Design. Statically, this event is recorded with the largest UI GreenMetric presentation audience, in which the conducted a green initiative and movement throughout the universities all over Iran. The 2020 Global workshop of UI GreenMetric will be held in Iran, in which the national workshop will also takes place in parallel.