The 4th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Ecuador

The 4th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Ecuadorian Universities, held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), marked a significant step forward. This collaborative endeavor generated remarkable enthusiasm among numerous universities in Ecuador. The workshop commenced with warm and inspiring remarks delivered by key figures: Dr. Diego Quiroga, Rector of USFQ, Dr. Andrea Encalada, Vice-Rector of USFQ, H.E. Agung Kurniadi, the Indonesian Ambassador to Quito, Ecuador, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric.

Opening Remarks by Dr. Diego Quiroga

Opening Remarks by H.E. Agung Kurniadi

Opening Remarks by Dr. Andrea Encalada

Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc.

Participants of the Workshop

Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., subsequently delivered a comprehensive presentation, emphasized the fundamentals of UI GreenMetric, charting the progress of Ecuadorian university participants in UI GreenMetric Rankings, detailing questionnaire updates, and outlining the data submission process

UI GreenMetric Presentation by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A.

The workshop also showcased parallel sessions that featured enlightening accounts of experiences with Sustainability Reporting Systems in Ecuadorian Higher Education Institutions, presented by Maria Jose Ayala, Sofia Lopez, Rafael Cordova, and Leonardo Izquierdo. As the event drew to a close, an engaging open discussion emerged, centered on the promotion of a network of sustainable campuses in Ecuador. During the event, USFQ addressed crucial topics for IES sustainability leaders and experts in our country. Their primary goal was to learn to use the UI GreenMetric sustainability reporting tool to optimize operations in key areas such as administration, academic curriculum, research, and connectivity. And, of course, they began laying the foundation for a sustainable IES network in Ecuador.

Presentation from Ecuadorian Higher Education Institutions

Concluding the workshop, the honor of hosting the 5th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Ecuadorian Universities was bestowed upon Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi.

Representative of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi

Throughout the workshop, participants who were both passionate and actively engaged, including experts and scholars from diverse universities lent their unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds to elevate the discourse on campus infrastructure and environmental concerns. Their collective involvement not only enriched the knowledge exchange but also cultivated a deep sense of duty and commitment to addressing the urgent challenges of our era. Undoubtedly, the workshop ignited a shared determination to advance sustainability initiatives in both campus infrastructure and environmental practices. Gallery:

hosted by Universidad San Francisco de Quito