Hosted by the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) on September 14th and 15th, 2023, the annual National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Brazil marked its sixth consecutive year. This event showcased the unwavering enthusiasm of Brazilian universities to engage with the UI GreenMetric initiative. The workshop featured nine speakers representing various universities and stakeholders. It commenced with opening remarks by Marcelo Augusto Santos Turine, the Rector of UFMS, Leonardo Chaves de Carvalho, the Head of the workshop, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, who joined the event online. Marcelo Augusto Santos Turine, Leonardo Chaves de Carvalho, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari The first day of the workshop was divided into five engaging sessions. The initial session explored "Mato Grosso do Sul: A Carbon-Neutral State," offering insights into state public policy on carbon neutral, and was presented by Ricardo José Senna, the Executive Secretary of Science, Technology, and Innovation of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (SEMADESC). Ricardo José Senna (Executive Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of the state of Mato Groso do Sul/SEMADESC) The second session delved into "Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Role of the Research Support Foundation," as explained by Márcio de Araújo Pereira, Director-President of the Foundation for Support to the Development of Education, Science, and Technology of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (FUNDECT). Márcio Pereira (Director-President of the Foundation for Support to the Development of Education, Science and Technology of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul/FUNDECT) The third session centered on "UI GreenMetric: Global Context and Challenges for Universities" and was presented by Tadeu Malheiros. Tadeu Malheiros (GreenMetric Brazil Representation Environmental Management Superintendence - SGA/USP) The fourth session took the form of a roundtable discussion about UI GreenMetric indicators, particularly focusing on water and energy & climate change, with contributions from three speakers: Dyego Maradona Ataide de Freitas, Vice Director of Quality and Environmental Management at the Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA). Prof. Regiane Relva Romano, Director of Smart Campus Facens at Centro Universitário Facens. Vitor Marques Viana, Superintendent of Infrastructure at the Universidade Federal do Pará (Ufopa). The fifth session revolved around waste and education & research, featuring insights from three speakers: Leonardo Chaves de Carvalho, Director of Sustainable Development at Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). Thalita dos Santos Dalbelo, Sustainability Coordinator at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Leonardo Silva Manso, Sustainability Coordinator at the Federal Institute of the South of Minas Gerais (IFSULDEMINAS). On the second day of the workshop, participants had the opportunity for a technical visit to the Pantanal Biopark. This visit included a tour of the world's largest freshwater aquarium, situated in Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul. The visit was expertly guided by the technical team from Bioparque. This workshop was designed to establish meaningful connections among universities in Brazil, fostering productive collaborations and inspiring participants to actively engage with UI GreenMetric rankings. This workshop not only served as a platform for acquiring fresh insights and knowledge to advance UI GreenMetric's mission but also evolved into a wellspring of innovative perspectives. Gallery: Live stream on UFMS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@tvufms
I am a student from Universitas Diponegoro, a university recognized for its outstanding performance in the UI GreenMetric, securing the second position for campus sustainability according to UI GreenMetric. My participation in NSLSM 2023 is driven by a strong desire to learn about the practical steps students can take to contribute to creating a sustainable campus and expanding my professional network. During the first day of NSLSM 2023, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in various local cultures in Indonesia, mainly through the unique philosophies behind the traditional clothing worn by my friends. This experience was fascinating and enlightening, deepening my understanding and fostering pride in my Indonesian heritage The atmosphere at dinner on the first day was very warm and precious because I made friends from various regions of Indonesia. On the second day, the agenda was seminar and FGD. We were presented with engaging presentations by knowledgeable speakers in their respective fields. The topics covered were related to the circular economy. Among the many activities in NSLSM 2023, the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was the most exhilarating and challenging. My team, known as Group 1, was tasked with exploring the topic of "Setting and Infrastructure," which closely relates to my undergraduate program in Urban and Regional Planning (PWK). Through the FGD, I improved my ability to communicate ideas and engage in valuable exchanges with fellow participants. This discussion gave me insights into implementing green infrastructure in various Indonesian campuses. However, it was mentally and physically demanding as we aimed to generate innovative and immediately applicable ideas. We delved into identifying potential issues and exploring funding sources, all intricately linked to the circular economy concept. FGD situation at GOR Bale Santika The second day of NSLSM 2023 was captivating, with one standout moment being the FGD session. As the FGD concluded, a sense of mild panic set in as we had a tight deadline to finalize our presentation and concept. Yet, during this moment of uncertainty, I learned a profound lesson - the power of optimism and the invaluable role of mentorship. Our mentor, Teh Fadiah, emerged as a guiding light, offering unwavering support and encouragement. Under her guidance, we met the stringent deadline and delivered a presentation that exceeded our expectations. It demonstrated the incredible results that can be achieved when a team unites with determination and embraces a positive outlook. Surprisingly, amidst the chaos and pressure, our team experienced a remarkable strengthening of our bonds. We leaned on each other more than ever before, deepening our connections within the group. In the face of adversity, we met our assignment's deadline and nurtured and solidified our relationships within the team. This transformed the FGD session into an unforgettable and profoundly enriching experience during NSLSM 2023. On the third day, which marked both an environmental action and the final day of our gathering, bittersweet anticipation enveloped us as we prepared to bid farewell and return to our respective campuses. Environmental actions in the Leuwi Padjajaran Ekoriparian area. During this day, we actively engaged in environmental initiatives, including tree planting and fish release at Leuwi Padjajaran, along with a campus tour at UNPAD. These activities heightened our ecological awareness and provided a deeper connection to the host university and its surroundings. Tyas (right) and I (left) are happy to represent Undip as delegates. As a delegate, I plan to apply the knowledge and experiences I gained during NSLSM 2023 in my future endeavors. Although our time together was brief, this event held immense significance and value for me in 2023, leaving a lasting impression that will resonate throughout my academic journey. Written by: Hasna Asti Fatihah – Universitas Diponegoro
The Online Course on Sustainability Team 1 (USP, Brazil) held an online meeting on September 14, 2023, to commence their program. The course runs from September 14, 2023, to January 11, 2024, and offers students a comprehensive study of sustainable development. This aligns with UI GreenMetric's second thematic priority of creating global sustainable leaders by providing valuable insights and knowledge on sustainable development. UI GreenMetric aims to equip students with the tools and understanding to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. The team consists of seven universities from various countries, including: University of Sao Paolo, Brazil Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia El Bosque University, Colombia University of Szeged, Hungary University of Sharjah, the UAE Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador University of Sousse, Tunisia The Lecturers, Students, and all the Meeting Attendees Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI Green Metric, gave the first opening remarks, highlighting the potential for attendees to become sustainability leaders and positively impact their community and daily lives. Seven university leaders also shared their remarks. Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Opening Remarks from 7 University Leaders The first speaker came from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., who serves as the Vice-chair of UI GreenMetric. He revolved around Sustainable Development Goals and Global Practices, covering important details about the course, such as the syllabus, student activities, group projects, and grading system. Sabrina Olivera delivered the following presentation from the University of Sao Paolo. She provided informative materials discussing the program guidelines and a Moodle platform tutorial. Presentation from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A, Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric Presentation from Sabrina Olivera The following agenda of this event is the presentation from Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U. from ESPOCH. He mainly focused on a detailed introduction to sustainable development as our initial study material, covering topics such as sustainability challenges and the impact of sustainability issues globally. He also highlights how our sustainability practices initiatives can help the world find the answer to our global problem. Presentation from Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U During the meeting, Prof. Rafael A. Cordova U. from ESPOCH gave a speech to the students about the importance of connecting with sustainability leaders from different cultures and backgrounds. He expressed his pleasure in being able to share ideas and work together towards sustainability. The event concluded with testimonials from Novie Manurung from Universitas Indonesia and Nada Nouichi from the University of Sharjah. Novie expressed her excitement to collaborate in the future, while Nada emphasized the need to take action on environmental issues and network together. Novie Manurung from Universitas Indonesia (top) and Nada Nouichi from University of Sharjah (bottom) UI GreenMetric, along with our dedicated course coordinators and lecturers, warmly welcomes all students to this dynamic online course. Expect thought-provoking lectures and exciting opportunities for global collaboration among students. Through creativity and enthusiasm, we're confident we can devise ingenious sustainability solutions to enhance our daily lives and the planet at large. Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si
On September 13, 2023, Team 2 (NPUST, Taiwan) began an Online Course on Sustainability. The course will run from September 13 to December 31, 2023. The goal for this course is to provide students with comprehensive and enlightening study materials on sustainable development, which aligns with UI GreenMetric's second thematic priority of creating global sustainable leaders. By offering valuable insights and knowledge on sustainable development. UI GreenMetric aims to equip students with the necessary tools and understanding to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. The team consists of seven universities: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan Mahidol University, Thailand Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia University of Pecs, Hungary Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia October 6 University, Egypt The Lecturers, Students, and all the meeting attendees During the opening, Dr. Mike Yuh Tzean, the Course Coordinator from NPUST, encouraged all participating students to work together towards creating a sustainable future. He emphasized the importance of sharing ideas, exploring innovative ways, and setting high standards for sustainability practices that can be implemented in the future. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI Green Metric, also spoke and emphasized that many attendees could become leaders in sustainability, positively impacting our community and daily lives. Additionally, seven university leaders also shared their remarks. Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari., M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Opening Remarks from the University Leaders The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., who serves as the Vice-chair of UI GreenMetric, and Dr. Mike Yuh Tzean, the Course Coordinator at NPUST. The discussion revolved around Sustainable Development Goals and Global Practices, covering important details about the course, such as the syllabus, student activities, grading system, and the use of the Moodle platform. Presentation from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A Presentation from Dr. Mike Yuh Tzean, Course Coordinator from NPUST As the first meeting of the Online Course, Dr. Mike Yuh Tzean, the Course Coordinator from NPUST, delivered a captivating presentation on the Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shedding light on their far-reaching implications. He emphasized the critical role that each SDG's aspects can play in shaping our lives. Additionally, he delved into the five pillars of SDGs, namely People, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership, and Planet. UI GreenMetric, along with all the course coordinators and lecturers, hopes that students who have joined this online course can enjoy the presentations provided by the lecturers and eventually foster collaboration among students from seven universities in different countries. Together, students can develop sustainability solutions not only for their daily lives but also for the world. Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si
Following the resounding success of last year's program, UI GreenMetric is excited to continue its impactful initiative, the "Online Course on Sustainability 2023” for Indonesian universities. Scheduled to run from September 7 to December 21, 2023, this program was inaugurated virtually on September 8, 2023. The "Online Course on Sustainability 2023" has been designed as a comprehensive introduction for undergraduate and master's level students. Its primary objective is to tackle the most pressing questions of our generation: How can the world evolve in ways that are socially inclusive, environmentally durable, and financially viable? Throughout the course, students will discuss the intricate interplay between economic dynamics, societal structures, and environmental ecosystems. Furthermore, it will explore the far-reaching repercussions of human activities on our environment and present innovative solutions to address these challenges. This course is uniquely designed to provide context and relevance to the complex issues at hand with diverse academic settings of 17 universities across Indonesia. The event began with a speech from UI GreenMetric's Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. She highlighted that the younger generation is at the forefront of change and has the ability and power to shape the future of sustainability based on their social circumstances. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric The event continued with opening speeches from 17 universities, starting with the Vice-Rector for Planning and Cooperation of Universitas Sriwijaya, Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Said, M.Sc., delivered an opening speech emphasizing the importance of resource preservation for the youth. He mentioned that the UI GreenMetric program could provide valuable insights and opportunities for the upcoming generations to take action in the future. Opening Speeches from 17 University Leaders Their lessons were filled with invaluable insights and meaningful support tailored to each student in attendance. It was a truly uplifting experience that left a lasting impression on all who were present. Those 17 University Leaders are Universitas Diponegoro, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung, Telkom University, Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Pancasila, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Pattimura, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Universitas Palangka Raya, Universitas Lampung, and Universitas Sriwijaya. Later on, Drs. Soeparto, M.Pd, the Academic Coordinator, provided informative details about the UI GreenMetric Online Course. This covered the course's teaching materials, lectures, project reports, scoring, and other relevant information. Drs. Soeparto emphasizes the need to raise awareness about SDGs in Indonesia, as only 40 out of 4,000 universities in the country have SDG centers. Through this program, students can gain awareness about SDGs and learn about the SDG practices implemented in Indonesia. Drs. Soeparto, M.Pd Our next speaker, Iwan Juwana, Ph.D., will serve as our system coordinator and explain the technical aspects of the Moodle Platform we will use in this course. Following him, we will hear from Ir. Sentagi Sesotya Utami, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., a lecturer at Universitas Gadjah Mada. She will provide a detailed introduction to sustainable development as our initial study material, covering topics such as sustainability challenges and the impact of sustainability issues both in Indonesia and globally. Iwan Juwana, Ph.D Ir. Sentagi Sesotya Utami, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D, a lecturer at Gadjah Mada University Our aim for this course is to offer students comprehensive and enlightening study materials on sustainable development, which aligns with UI GreenMetric's second thematic priority, creating global sustainable leaders. By providing valuable insights and knowledge on sustainable development, we hope to equip students with the necessary tools and understanding to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si
The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Polytechnics in Indonesia was held in a hybrid format from September 11th to 12th, 2023. This event was hosted by Politeknik Negeri Malang (Polinema) and served as a platform for UI GreenMetric and Polinema to inspire other polytechnics in Indonesia to embrace sustainable practices, in alignment with UI GreenMetric's mission. The workshop commenced with a warm welcome from Ir. Supriatna Adhisuwignjo, S.T., M.T., the Director of Polinema. He emphasized the crucial role of UI GreenMetric in supporting higher education institutions in their sustainability efforts. Following this, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, delivered opening remarks, expressing gratitude to Polinema for hosting the National Workshop of UI GreenMetric. She hoped that the event would serve as an inspiration for other polytechnics to follow in the footsteps of institutions that have achieved sustainable campuses and actively participated in UI GreenMetric rankings. Ir. Supriatna Adhisuwignjo, S.T., M.T., Director of Polinema Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric After the opening remarks, the workshop proceeded with a presentation by the Director of Polinema himself. He elaborated on the management of education at his institution and its connection to a sustainable curriculum, events, and projects. He also highlighted several student activity units and start-ups that promote sustainability. Presentation by Ir. Supriatna Adhisuwignjo, S.T., M.T., Director of Polinema The workshop continued with a presentation by the next speaker, representing Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono, M.Kes, discussed energy and climate change management at UMM and the university's achievements in UI GreenMetric rankings. Presentation by Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono, M.Kes., Representative of UMM Following Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono's presentation, Mr. M. Sailendra, S.T., M.T., a representative of the Mayor of Malang and an expert staff in the field of economy and finance in the City of Malang, took the stage. He provided a comprehensive explanation of how Malang has developed regulations and policies related to climate change and environmental issues, with a particular focus on waste management. He also highlighted Malang's support for a circular and sustainable economy. Presentation by Mr. M. Sailendra, S.T., M.T., Representative of Mayor of Malang The concluding presentation was delivered by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., who serves as the Vice-chair of Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI GreenMetric. During his presentation, he provided a comprehensive and detailed overview of UI GreenMetric, covering its network, questionnaire, and the step-by-step tutorial for submitting data. Presentation by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-chair of Program, Communication and Partnership of UI GreenMetric Throughout the initial day of the workshop, an enthusiastic and deeply engaged participants, including experts and esteemed academics from polytechnics in Indonesia, shared their distinctive viewpoints and experiences. These contributions enriched the discussions centered around advancing campus sustainability endeavors. As a part of the workshop's wrap-up, on the second day, participants were invited to partake in a campus tour and field trip to the Supiturang Landfill in the City of Malang. Supiturang Landfill Visitation (left) and Polinema Campus Tour (right) Our aspiration for this workshop is to serve as a conduit that fosters meaningful collaborations among UI GreenMetric participants representing a diverse array of polytechnics across Indonesia. We hope this meeting not only as a platform for giving a fresh insights and knowledge into the continued progress of UI GreenMetric but also as a beginning of innovative perspectives. Gallery: Written by: Yovita Yiwananda Yamin, S.Hum., M.Si.
Banyuwangi International Cultural Heritage and Community Services 2023 UI GreenMetric held an International Cultural Heritage and Community Services this year in Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, Indonesia, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Airlangga University. This event was held from September 7 until September 9, 2023. The participants of this event are lecturers from various countries who have registered for the GLACIAL (Global Citizenship Conference of Airlangga) 2023 event, along with UIGM participants and Airlangga University Lecturers. Airlangga University Lecturers, UIGM Representatives, and other participants The workshop is the main event on the first day of the program. However, prior to this, Dr. Fatmawati, M.Si., Vice-Dean III, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, delivered an inspiring opening speech for all the attendees. A key point emphasized in the speech was the belief that many attendees could become leaders in sustainability, positively impacting our community and daily lives. The event will likely lead to collaborative programs and efforts toward finding solutions to sustainability challenges. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric The first keynote Speaker of the workshop, Prof. Win Darmanto, M.Si., Ph.D., brought up the theme "Community Empowerment in Urban Area through Life on Land Aspect: Best Practices.” From what was presented, the One Health concept is about bringing up the four big pillars: human health, plant health, animal health, and environmental health. He highlighted that the indicator of health is not just physical but also from aspect mental, physiology, genetics, and lifestyle. Prof. Win Darmanto, M.Si., Ph.D During the event, Susy Katikana Sebayang, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D., delivered an excellent keynote speech on the theme "Best Practice for Improvement Sustainability Campus" in the SIKIA-UNAIR Banyuwangi Regency. She discussed some of the successful initiatives that SIKIA-UNAIR had implemented in the past, such as the zero-waste movement through coastal health, eco-brick greenhouse construction, marine ecosystem preservation, optimization of turtle conservation, and coastal vegetation through the empowerment of the Santen Island tourism group in Karangrejo Village. In addition, she also spoke about human resource development, which increased the productivity of the sustainable local chicken farming business and environmental health in PPDKN in Ringintelu Village, and training in fish and environmental health management, which helped raise the productivity of fish farmers in Genteng district. Susy Katikana Sebayang, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D During the workshop, another three different speakers presented on topics related to sustainable community development. The third speaker was Prof. Dr. Dra. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si., who discussed the idea of Sustainable International Community Development. Following her, the fourth speaker of the event, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI GreenMetric, spoke on the topic of Community Development for the Sustainability Campus. Finally, Audi Hamim Zaidan, M.Si, Ph.D., the last speaker, presented an interesting topic called Community Services in Coastal Area towards SDGs. Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI Greenmetric Audi Hamim Zaidan, M.Si, Ph.D On September 8, 2023, the Community Service or Pengmas team from the UI GreenMetric Network started the day with a curriculum work plan meeting for KKN-MBKM. During this meeting, the Pengmas team formulated a framework for the Multidisciplinary Approach Community Development (MACD) program, which aims to apply knowledge and experience, enhance public understanding of related issues, foster creativity and problem-solving skills, and promote the sharing of local culture among students. The program's theme is undoubtedly related to the six indicators of UI GreenMetric: energy, clean water, liquid and solid waste management, landscaping and infrastructure, and transportation. Curriculum work meeting for KKN-MBKM with the Community Service team from UI GreenMetric Network On the final day of the event, which took place on September 9, 2023, lecturers from Airlangga University traveled to Santen Island to release sea tutle hatchlings and have discussion sessions. The event concluded with a closing speech given by SIKIA Director, and UI GreenMetric. Gallery: Live stream available on UI GreenMetric's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/live/oNPMDjpE3vY?feature=share Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si
On September 7, 2023, the Regional Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Ranking for Universities in ASEAN was hosted by Mahidol University, Thailand. The event began with opening remarks from the university's President, Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D. This was followed by an opening speech from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric. Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M. D., President of Mahidol University Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric The Speakers and Attendees of the Event During the event, Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, the President of Thailand Environment Institute, discussed an important topic about driving ASEAN universities towards sustainability. He emphasized the significance of our commitment to sustainability issues to make a positive impact through SDGs action and research. The UI GreenMetric University Rankings also support this mission by encouraging universities worldwide to take sustainable actions. Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, President of Thailand Environment Institute During the first meeting session, the Vice-Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T. M.Agr, spoke about Recent Developments in UI GreenMetric. His discussion focused on the UI GreenMetric Information and Network, and he highlighted the vision of UI GreenMetric to become an open and respected World University Rankings system. The mission of UI GreenMetric is to bring sustainable impact to universities worldwide. Overall, the session provided valuable insights into the goals and objectives of UI GreenMetric. Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T. M.Agr., Vice-Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric The following key speaker of the event, Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, spoke about the 2023 Questionnaire Updates and Data Analysis. He analyzed all the indicators used in UI GreenMetric and discussed the changes in sustainability factors that occurred this year. Additionally, he provided tips on how to fill out the Online Questionnaire of UI GreenMetric. Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings During the second session, the discussion explored the topics of Managing Settings, Infrastructure, Energy, Climate Change, and waste. The session began with an inspiring talk from dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D., the University Secretary at the University of Indonesia. Dr. Kusumayati discussed Policies and Initiatives on Energy and Climate Change towards a Sustainable Campus at the University of Indonesia. She emphasized the importance of Indonesia's renewable energy target and the current status of the country's energy situation. Dr. Kusumayati also highlighted universities' crucial role in combating Energy and Climate Change. She proposed various actions such as regulatory support, energy-efficient equipment, greenhouse gas emission reduction programs, and new renewable energy sources. Furthermore, Dr. Kusumayati shared the University of Indonesia's initiatives that positively impact energy and climate change. dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D., University Secretary at the University of Indonesia The next speaker in this session was Dr. Noor Suzaini Mohamed Zaid, the representative Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya. She presented an intriguing topic about the challenges the university faces with its setting and infrastructure, and proposed a solution through the Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC). The discussion highlighted the key takeaways of the issues, challenges, strategies, and initiatives that Universiti Malaya is taking towards sustainability. Dr. Noor Suzaini Mohamed Zaid., Vice-Chancellor of the Universiti Malaya During the third session, the topic of discussion was Managing Water, Transportation, Education, and Research. The first speaker, Prof. Dr. Ova Emilia, M.Med.Ed., Sp.OG(K)., Ph.D., the Rector of Gadjah Mada University, talked about Sustainable Education and Research Towards a Sustainable Campus at the university. The main focus of the discussion was on the strategies and initiatives taken by Gadjah Mada University to achieve a Sustainable Campus. Prof dr. Ova Emilia, M.Med.Ed., Sp.OG(K)., Ph.D., as a Rector of Gadjah Mada University In this session, the second speaker was Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D., who holds the position of Vice-President for Environment and Sustainable Development at Mahidol University. The main topic of the talk was the strategy implemented by Mahidol University for managing water, electricity systems, and promoting sustainability. Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D., is a Vice-President for Environment and Sustainable Development at Mahidol University We aspire to establish a connection between universities in ASEAN through this workshop, fostering productive collaborations and encouraging participants to engage with UI GreenMetric rankings. This workshop not only serves as a platform for new insights and knowledge to energize UI GreenMetric's advancement but also evolves into a source of innovative perspectives. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/live/CBSwY-YnTQc?feature=share Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si
The 3rd National Student Leaders On Sustainability Meeting 2023: Innovation, Impacts, and Future Direction of Sustainable Universities UI GreenMetric launched the 3rd National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting (NSLSM) on September 5, 2023. The event occurred at the Bale Santika Auditorium in Padjajaran University, Bandung, and Jatinangor. A total of 43 universities and 74 students from across Indonesia participated in this event. The existence of this agenda is in line with the implementation of the second thematic priority of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, which is Creating Global Sustainability Leaders. Speakers and Student Representatives Dr. Teguh Husodo, S.Si., M.Si., the chief executive of the event, gave the opening greeting. This was followed by greetings from the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. They emphasized that the young generation is the leading agent of change and has the power to shape the future of sustainability according to their social conditions. They also highlighted that we are the only ones who can control our future. Dr. Teguh Husodo, S.Si., M.Si., Chief Executive of the 3rd National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric During the event, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at Padjajaran University, extended greetings on behalf of the rector. He emphasized the importance of using our creative ideas, actions, and abilities to make a positive impact on the environment. Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at Padjajaran University At a recent event, Aghni al Ghifari, who leads the Environmental Department of BEM KEMA UNPAD, delivered a Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Environment. The audience then participated in a thumbprint session, symbolizing their dedication to sustainability. Padjajaran University also expressed gratitude to UI Greenmetric by presenting them with souvenirs. Aghni al Ghifari, Head of the Environmental Department of BEM KEMA UNPAD The Speakers and Participants During the first session, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI Greenmetric, introduced the concept of UI Greenmetric and the role of the younger generation in promoting sustainability. The key takeaway from the discussion was we can inspire others toward sustainability through various objectives such as social media, workshops, and other activities. UI GreenMetric provides an excellent platform for taking action toward sustainability. Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI Greenmetric During the event, Umi Karomah Y., S.E., M.Econ.St. from the National Research and Innovation Agency spoke about transitioning towards a Circular Economy. She explained that resources, raw materials, and finished products are retained, reused, and recycled for as long as possible in a Circular Economy. The aim is to reduce waste and follow the pattern of nature. This innovative and revolutionary concept offers maximum value from using products and materials. She emphasized that this concept provides excellent potential for creating a sustainable future. In the same vein, the Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation of Padjajaran University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., emphasized Padjajaran University's commitment to sustainable practices. These include reducing the use of paper and plastic, implementing organic and inorganic waste management, and proper sewage disposal. He also noted that by participating in UI GreenMetric, Padjajaran University is further encouraged to improve its sustainability ranking. Umi Karomah Y., S.E., M.Econ.St. and Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc. The second session commenced with a remarkable conversation on sustainability, approached from an investment perspective. Alfred Boediman, Ph.D., Co-founder and partner of Jawara Ventures, led the discussion. He highlighted that in the investment industry, it's not just about concepts but also about the competencies and abilities of individuals. Therefore, they focus on investing in promising individuals from universities, communities, and beyond. During this session, the second speaker, Michelle Azista, M.Si., CEO of PT Amorina Kirana Adiwarna, discussed sustainability in the cosmetic industry. The speaker highlighted the importance of understanding that change can be challenging at times, but it is essential to remember that it will happen eventually. The speakers received certificates and souvenirs as a token of appreciation for participating in the final session. Dr. Asep Mulyana, M.C.E. (Moderator), Alfred Boediman, Ph.D., Co-founder and partner of Jawara Ventures, and Michelle Azista, M.Si., CEO of PT Amorina Kirana Adiwarna Certificates and Souvenirs Bestowal The next day, the event started at the Ekoriparian Leuwi at Padjajaran University on September 6, 2023. During the session, Joko Kusmoro, Drs., M.P., introduced the participants to the Arboretum of Padjajaran University. The students also participated in a green movement activity where they planted trees in a specific area. To wrap up the day, the students went on a campus tour of the entire Padjajaran University. Gallery: Live stream available on Padjajaran University's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/hKengMcNUwI?si=ZoBAZ1msmSTCdw4n Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Z. & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin, S.Hum., M.Si.
On August 25, 2023, the UI GreenMetric Instagram account hosted an Instagram Live Discussion to celebrate International Youth Day. Yovita Yiwananda, a Social Media and Communication Specialist at UI GreenMetric, moderated the event. The discussion was graced by esteemed speakers, including Maurice Efroza, the CEO and Founder of GP-Tech SC-UI, Maike Lorenz, an Environment Councilor at the German Embassy in Indonesia, and Jasmine Savitri, a climate activist and a representative from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. In addition to the previously discussed theme, this live discussion focused on how the young generation can do their role as pioneers by using social media and other platforms to create a broader movement for climate change issues. Maike Lorentz, the Environment Councilor at the German Embassy in Indonesia, has identified a significant issue affecting the younger generation - the absence of climate and environmental law in their educational program. Additionally, only a few students place importance on climate concerns. It is crucial to reassess the curriculum and ensure that environmental and climate actions are given the necessary attention they deserve. According to Maurice Efroza, we as a young generation need to collaborate with the stakeholders, government, community, and a multitude of institutions to increase awareness towards sustainability and climate change. “The main concern that we face on climate change issues in the young generation is we don’t have a platform to contribute, vocalize, and implement our innovation toward climate change. In most cases, the youth have ideas and innovation to do something correlated with sustainability or climate change. Still, they don’t know how to do it, or they don’t have a platform to share their ideas toward what matters”, said Jasmine. UI GreenMetric supports the younger generation by providing students and universities with the opportunity to participate in sustainability efforts. Some of our programs, the Online Course on Sustainability 2023, allow students to collaborate with 31 universities in total across the globe. Additionally, the National Student Leader on Sustainability Meeting 2023, hosted by Universitas Padjadjaran in September, is another chance for students to get involved in sustainability efforts. As members of the younger generation living in the digital age, we have the power to utilize social media and other technological platforms to create a larger movement in promoting and sharing information regarding climate action. Using social media, we can raise awareness and reach a wider audience, ultimately coming together to positively impact what is important to us. Working together, we have the power to build a better tomorrow by embracing sustainable practices in our everyday lives. Let's take the first step towards positive change today! Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CwXsO8MMsae/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Documentation Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Z. & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si