UI GreenMetric Session at The Conference of Rector of Universities in Italy and Visit Universities in Rome

On September 21st, 2018, a workshop on UI GreenMetric was conducted by The Conferenza dei Rettori delle Universita Italiane (CRUI) in Rome and attended by 32 universities. University of Bari Aldo Moro was represented by Prof. Paola Perchinunno and Dr. Monica Cazolle; University of Bologna was represented by Prof. Mirko Degli Esposti and Dr. Luciana Sacchetti; University of Bolzano was represented by Dr. Mario Burg; University of Genova was represented by Prof. Daniele Marre; L’Aquila University was represented by Prof. Tozzi Anna; University of Milano was represented by Dr. Monica Di Luca and Dr. Paola Galimberti; Bicocca University was represented by Dr. Biancu Bonaria; Pisa University was represented by Prof. Paolo Milazzo; University of Rome Luiss G. Carli was represented by Dr. Alessandro Lubicz; and other universities in Italy. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, chairperson of UI GreenMetric attended the meeting as the representative of UI GreenMetric and the keynote speaker. The ranking session was led by Prof. Vittore. In this session, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari presented the development of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and the activities of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network. The participants enthusiastically commit on the UI GreenMetric and asked different issue on the ranking of green campus worldwide. The workshop was held at the CRUI secretariat in Piazza Rondonini, near the Pantheon, Rome, Italy. There are three state universities located in Rome. The first one is Roma La Sapienza University which is the largest old University in Europe with 112.000 students located in the center of Rome; the second one is University of Rome Tor Vergata, a modern, stylish university at the end of the City of Rome; and the University of Rome Tre. During the visit to Italy, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari from UI GreenMetric was welcomed by the Vice-Rector of Roma La Sapienza University and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. [caption id="attachment_6176" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo session at Roma La Sapienza University[/caption] Roma La Sapienza University has the excellence in having clear drinking water network which has existed since thousand years ago. Other than that, the target for alternative energy and waste management have been made quite high. The Vice-Rector of Roma La Sapienza University, Prof. Livio de Santoli, who leads the sustainability program was assisted by Department of Architecture lecturers who also has concrete works on implementing Building Information Modeling to the Roma La Sapienza Campus. [caption id="attachment_6179" align="aligncenter" width="300"] At University of Rome Tor Vergata[/caption] A visit to the University of Rome Tor Vergata on September 24th, 2018, was coordinated by the ranking team Dr. Paola Constantini. The Vice-Rector for research, Prof. Silvia Licoccia explained about the attention of the University of Rome Tor Vergata to SDGs. The Rector of this university has been invited to the United Nations to report their achievement in renewable energy development. The University of Rome Tor Vergata also has a big Arbo Botanica garden which has been planted with Arberi trees for the past 2 years.