Unleashing the Power of Sustainability: Highlights from The 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM 2023)

The dinner and awards for participants of the 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric provided a dinner with celebratory and uplifting atmosphere, honoring the dedicated universities who has played a vital role in promoting sustainability and managing the rankings in their respective countries.


UI GreenMetric Awardees

The 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM 2023) was successfully held from 15th to 17th June 2023 in collaboration with the University of Minho, Portugal. With the theme of "Innovation, Impacts, and Future Direction of Sustainable Universities," the event aimed to foster sustainable practices in higher education institutions and promote global cooperation in sustainability management. Followed by 70 Universities from 30 Countries around the world.

(Rectors, Speakers, and Participants at IWGM 2023)

List of collaborating Universities at IWGM 2023:
    1. Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    2. University of Campinas, Brazil
    3. State University of Northern Paraná, Brazil
    5. Senac University Center, Brazil
    6. Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of the South of Minas Gerais – IFSULDEMINAS, Brazil
    7. FACENS, Brazil
    9. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
    10. Universidad El Bosque, Colombia
    11. Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
    12. Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia
    14. Cyprus International University, Cyprus
    15. Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador
    16. Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador
    17. Ain Shams University, Egypt
    18. Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
    19. Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    20. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    21. Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
    22. Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungary
    23. Óbuda University, Hungary
    24. Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
    25. IPB University, Indonesia
    26. Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
    27. Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia
    28. Telkom University, Indonesia
    29. Universitas Samudra, Indonesia
    30. Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
    31. Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung, Indonesia
    32. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    33. Al_Muthanna university, Iraq
    34. AlMustaqbal University, Iraq
    35. University College Cork, Ireland
36. Hebrew University, Israel
37. Politecnico di Torino, Italy
38. University of L’Aquila, Italy
39. University of Camerino, Italy
41. CETYS University, Mexico
42. University Mediterranean, Montenegro
43. Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
44. Lagos State University, Nigeria
45. Batangas State University, Philippines
46. De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Philippines
47. Universidade do Minho, Portugal
48. NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal
49. Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
50. University of Maribor, Slovenia
51. University of Alcalá, Spain
52. University of A Coruña, Spain
53. University of Valladolid, Spain
54. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
55. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology(NPUST), Taiwan
56. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
57. Mahidol University, Thailand
58. Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Thailand
59. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
60. Siam University, Thailand
61. Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
62. Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey
63. OSTIM Technical University, Turkey
64. Bartin University Kutlubey Kampus, Turkey
65. Gazi University, Turkey
66. Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan
67. University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
68. Royal College of Music, United Kingdom
69. University of California, USA
70. Tashkent State Pedagogical University, Uzbekistan
Workshop Activities
First day of the Workshop, the opening season at Law School, Welcome Speech from Prof. Rui Vieira de Castro, Rector, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson, UI GreenMetric and HE Mr. Luciano Coelho da Silva, Honorary Consul of Indonesia in Porto, Portugal.
(Opening speech from Prof Riri (left), Prof Rui (middle), H.E. Luciano (right))

Keynote Speech from Dr. Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga, Portugal about UMinho within a city with a strong perspective on sustainability.

(Speech from Dr. Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga, Portugal)

The signing of the Declaration of Membership of UI GreenMetric Network

Plaque Awarding for the host

Presentation held in Parallel Sessions 1, 2, and 3 A & B about 6 indicators of UI Greenmetric (Energy & Climate Change, Setting & Infrastructure, Transportation, Water, Waste, and Education & Research). The speakers presented their initiatives, showcasing their outstanding performances and sharing their experiences in university.
Poster Sessions. A total of 44 posters were accepted and displayed during the workshop. This poster session provided an opportunity for participants to visually present their work and engage in discussions with other attendees.
(Poster Sessions of IWGM 2023)

Day 3 of the workshop there was Complia mentary Social Tour (Optional). With the Registration at Meeting Point – UMinho Gualtar Campus South Entry - Prometheus Statue and Transfer and Exploring Braga (Bom-Jesus, Sameiro and the center of Braga)

(City Tour and Networking Event)

The 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric successfully achieved its objectives of promoting sustainable universities, facilitating knowledge exchange, and encouraging global collaboration. Through keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions, workgroup sessions, and networking opportunities, the workshop fostered a vibrant environment of learning, sharing, and cooperation. The outcomes and impacts of the workshop will contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for higher education institutions worldwide.
Article by: Dian, Yovita, Sabrina
Source: https://iwgm.ui.ac.id/
Photo by: UMihno Photography Team