The 5th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Türkiye

The 5th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Türkiye, hosted by Ege University, took place on April 25th to 26th, 2024. The workshop was conducted in person, providing UI GreenMetric with the opportunity to visit Ege University and offer insights on UI GreenMetric Rankings. Dr. S.T. Nyoman Suwartha, M.T., M.Agr., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, and Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, M.T., M.Sc., Expert Member of UI GreenMetric, represented the organization.

This two-day workshop sparked fruitful discussions, drawing participants from universities across Turkey, thereby fostering a spirit of commitment to achieving a sustainable world. The workshop featured esteemed speakers, including:

- Dr. S.T. Nyoman Suwartha, M.T., M.Agr. (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric)

- Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, M.T., M.Sc. (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric)

- Prof. Dr. Yılmaz YILDIRIM (UI GreenMetric’s National Coordinator for Turkey)

- Dr. Ögr. Üyesi Dilara TÜFEKÇİOĞLU (Hacettepe University)

- Prof. Dr. M. Pınar MENGÜÇ (Özyeğin University)

- Prof. Dr. Dursun Ali KÖSE (Hitit University)

- Prof. Dr. Serkan ABBASOĞLU (Uluslararası Kıbrıs University)

- Prof. Dr. Emine Hesna KANDIR (Afyon Kocatepe University)

- Dr. Ögr. Üyesi Mutluhan ERSOY (Kastamonu University)

Each speaker from Turkish universities presented their best practices for achieving sustainable campuses based on the six criteria of UI GreenMetric. Moreover, the workshop garnered new participants from Turkish universities who declared their intention to engage with the UI GreenMetric rankings and network. The universities are as follows:

- Izmir Katip Celebi University

- Kutahya Dumlupinar University

- Malatya Turgut Ozal University

- Munzur University

- Yasar University

- Ardahan University

- Aydin Adnan Menderes University

- Balikeser University

- Burdur Mehmet AkifErsoy University

- Eskisehir Osmangazi University

- Hakkari University

The enthusiasm of the participants was evident through their active involvement in discussions.


Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin