The 5th Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN)

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (UIGM) in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) successfully held the 5th Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting on August 24, 2021. This event was the opening of a series of events the 7th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric University Rankings that was co-organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia which was held on the 25- 26 August 2021 via Zoom Apps due to global pandemic of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). This meeting was the fifth meeting of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network with the attendance of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Secretariat, and national coordinators from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss activities in each country, agree on 2021 activities and other matters related to the network.   With the participation of national coordinators, this meeting opened the floor to important questions related to the roles of universities in global sustainability issues and aims to encourage universities worldwide to collaborate and learn from each other in dealing with sustainability issues during Covid-19 pandemic.   The event was started with a Safety Induction video which was made especially for the participants to know the best ways to participate in the discussion session so that they always feel safe and comfortable even though they are at home due to the pandemic situation. The event continued with remarks from the Vice-Chancellor of Putra Malaysia University, Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Sulaiman and remarks from the Head of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. After the remarks, the activity continued with the Adoption of the Minutes session of The 4th Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting in Tehran, Iran on 13 October 2020 The next session was a discussion session about future activities of UIGWURN, namely, Shaping Global Higher Education and Research in Sustainability, Creating Global Sustainability Leaders and Partnering on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges. The event was then closed, We thank all participants and all stakeholders for making this Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting on UI GreenMetric 2021 a fruitful and memorable event.