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The Opening of Online Course on Sustainability Team 1 (USP, Brazil)

The Online Course on Sustainability Team 1 (USP, Brazil) held an online meeting on September 14, 2023, to commence their program. The course runs from September 14, 2023, to January 11, 2024, and offers students a comprehensive study of sustainable development. This aligns with UI GreenMetric's second thematic priority of creating global sustainable leaders by providing valuable insights and knowledge on sustainable development. UI GreenMetric aims to equip students with the tools and understanding to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. The team consists of seven universities from various countries, including:
  1. University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
  2. Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  3. El Bosque University, Colombia
  4. University of Szeged, Hungary
  5. University of Sharjah, the UAE
  6. Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador
  7. University of Sousse, Tunisia

The Lecturers, Students, and all the Meeting Attendees

Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI Green Metric, gave the first opening remarks, highlighting the potential for attendees to become sustainability leaders and positively impact their community and daily lives. Seven university leaders also shared their remarks.

Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric

Opening Remarks from 7 University Leaders

The first speaker came from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., who serves as the Vice-chair of UI GreenMetric. He revolved around Sustainable Development Goals and Global Practices, covering important details about the course, such as the syllabus, student activities, group projects, and grading system. Sabrina Olivera delivered the following presentation from the University of Sao Paolo. She provided informative materials discussing the program guidelines and a Moodle platform tutorial.

Presentation from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A, Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric

Presentation from Sabrina Olivera

The following agenda of this event is the presentation from Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U. from ESPOCH. He mainly focused on a detailed introduction to sustainable development as our initial study material, covering topics such as sustainability challenges and the impact of sustainability issues globally. He also highlights how our sustainability practices initiatives can help the world find the answer to our global problem.

Presentation from Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U

During the meeting, Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U. from ESPOCH gave a speech to the students about the importance of connecting with sustainability leaders from different cultures and backgrounds. He expressed his pleasure in being able to share ideas and work together towards sustainability. The event concluded with testimonials from Novie Manurung from Universitas Indonesia and Nada Nouichi from the University of Sharjah. Novie expressed her excitement to collaborate in the future, while Nada emphasized the need to take action on environmental issues and network together.

Novie Manurung from Universitas Indonesia (top) and Nada Nouichi from University of Sharjah (bottom)

UI GreenMetric, along with our dedicated course coordinators and lecturers, warmly welcomes all students to this dynamic online course. Expect thought-provoking lectures and exciting opportunities for global collaboration among students. Through creativity and enthusiasm, we're confident we can devise ingenious sustainability solutions to enhance our daily lives and the planet at large.

Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si