The Regional Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in Kazakshstan

The regional workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in Kazakshstan was held on 5-6 September 2019 hosted by Nazarbayev University. The first day of the event began with a discussion on UI GreenMetric Network for the Kazakhstan region. The program opened by Dr. Kanat Baigarin (Advisor to the President of Nazarbayev University) and Prof. Tommy Ilyas (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric). In this session Mrs. Malika Kaparova (Head of International Ranking Department, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan National Coordinator of UI GWURN) led the discussion about shaping global higher education and research in sustainability, creating global sustainability leaders, and partnering on solutions to sustainability challenges. The following day, the workshop opened with remarks from Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida (Provost of Nazarbayev University), Prof. Tommy Ilyas, and Mrs. Malika Kaparova. The event continued with presentation sessions. The first session was about the current state of the art condition in UI GreenMetric. Prof. Tommy Ilyas and Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono presented the introduction of UI GreenMetric, indicators, and the process of submission. Then the participants joined a guided tour around the campus of Nazarbayev University. The second session in the afternoon was Global Climate Change: Role of Universities and Education. This session was presented by Mr. Shigeo Katsu (Nazarbayev University), Mrs. Gulmira Sergazina (Zhasyl Damu Fund), and Mr. Saulet Sakenov (UNDP). Then continued to the third session, themed Promotion of Eco-Conscious Culture among University Communities. The speaker at this session was Mr. Galymzhan Koishiyev (Nazarbayev University), NU Green Society (Nazarbayev University), Mr. Abzal Abdramanov (Kazakh National Agrarian University), and Mr. Toremurat Kenessov (Atyrau State University). The last session entitled Carbon Management Experiences of Universities was presented by Mrs. Gita Revalde (Almaty University), Mrs. Marina Skiba (NARXOZ University), and Mr. Gulzhan Yermekova (Nazarbayev University). The workshop was concluded with the closing remarks by Prof. Tomy Ilyas and Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono.