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The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Ecuador Hosted by Universidad ECOTEC

Ecuador, 9 September 2022. As one of the leading sustainability indexes on higher education, UI GreenMetric continues its national workshop series for universities around the world. The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings was held virtually by Universidad ECOTEC using the Zoom Meeting platform exclusively for universities in Ecuador. Not only representatives from UI GreenMetric and Universidad ECOTEC, the event was attended by a handful of stakeholders ranging from academics to the Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. The event itself is divided into 3 sessions, started from Infrastructure Management, Climate Change, Waste, Education, Water and Transportation, UI GreenMetric World Ranking of Universities, and lastly the World Campus Tour.

Prof. Riri Fitri Sari delivering her speech

    The opening speech was delivered by Gilda Alcívar, the Rector of Universidad ECOTEC and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric. The following speeches were delivered by Gustavo Manrique, Ecuador’s Minister of Environment; Juan José Yúnez, Mayor of Samborondón; and Jorge Rosillo, President of the Global Compact Ecuador. The opening remarks ended with the Signing of the Minutes of the First Sustainability Meeting and a group photo.  

Discussion during the National Workshop

  After the opening ceremony, the event moved to the Infrastructure Management, Climate Change, Waste, Education, Water and Transportation Session. The first presentation is delivered by M.Sc. Nancy Criollo, Director of the Sustainability Program, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral; followed by Ph.D. Leonardo Izquierdo, Research Professor, Private Technical University of Loja; and Ph.D. César Alcacer, Research Professor, Universidad ECOTEC. This national workshop was moderated by Ph.D. Edgar Salas, Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Universidad ECOTEC.  

Dr. Junaidi presenting about UI GreenMetric

  The next session is regarding UI GreenMetric World University Rankings which were delivered by Dr. Junaidi, MA, Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T, M.T, M.Agr., Vice-Chair of Administration, Research, and Development, UI GreenMetric. The presentation was also delivered by Ing. Byron Ernesto Vaca Barahona Ph. D., Rector of the Escuela Superior Politécnica De Chimborazo (ESPOCH) and National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network for Universities in Ecuador. The session was closed with an invitation from the host of the next National Workshop on UI GreenMetric. The last session, World Campus Tour, was presented by Ph.D. César Alcacer, Research Professor, Universidad ECOTEC and 2 other international guest speakers.