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Sejak 2019 -2020, pengukuran kualitas air laut dengan menggunakan UI Bluemetric telah dilakukan di tiga lokasi yang berbeda, yaitu Pantai Carita, Pandeglang, Banten; Pantai Ancol, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta dan; Pantai Bahagia, Bekasi, Jawa Barat. Pengukuran untuk kriteria kualitas air laut dilakukan dengan pengujian sampel di laboratorium yang hasilnya dikonversi menjadi nilai sederhana dengan metode UI BlueMetric. 3 kriteria lainnya, yaitu biodiversitas, sampah dan aktivitas dilakukan dengan penilaian hasil pengamatan dan pengisian kuesioner sesuai pengamatan dan hasil wawancara. Kegiatan dan diskusi tim UI BlueMetric di Bulan Desember 2020 dan Mei 2021 tentang kondisi yang dialami para nelayan di Desa Pantai Bahagia dalam rangka kegiatan Pengabdian Masyarakat di kecamatan Muara Gembong Bekasi yang merupakan muara dari sungai Citarum, juga menghasilkan hasil pengukuran dan catatan kondisi pesisir pantai. Muara sungai Citarum ini, perlu mendapat perhatian berbagai pihak, sebagai peringatan tentang terjadinya perubahan iklim. Kondisi 5 tahun terakhir cukup memprihatinkan mengingat makin dalamnya abrasi kawasan pantai, berkurangnya populasi biodiversitas seperti Lutung Jawa dan burung Kuntul yang hidup didaerah rawa muara dan berkurangnya populasi hutan mangrove. Kualitas air laut di Pantai Bahagia Muara Gembong memiliki nilai 2925 atau 70% dari nilai maksimum UI BlueMettic. Nilai ini termasuk yang terendah dibanding kualitas pesisir di Pantai Carita Banten atau pantai ancol di utara Jakarta. Hal ini perlu mendapat perhatian agar kesadaran masyarakat dan implementasi teknologi dan pengolahan sampah dari hulu ke hilir dapat dilakukan untuk mewujudkan laut kembali biru bersih. Hasil temuan ini juga telah dipresentasikan pada 25 Maret 2021 oleh Tim UI BlueMetric yang diketuai Prof Riri Fitri Sari dari FTUI, yang mempresentasikan hasil evaluasi UI BlueMetric pada Virtual Meeting antara Tim Universitas Indonesia and DTU Denmark mengenai Potensi Kerjasama Riset di Bidang Maritim. Pertemuan ini dihadiri oleh perwakilan dari DTU dan Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) untuk Denmark.

The world of higher education is changing in profound ways and not only in the wake of the COVID-19-related health crisis that is accelerating the digital transition of Higher Education. It is also faced with the challenge of responding to the urgency of climate change and more broadly to the need for learners to develop new and highly specific skills to move towards reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As such, this silent revolution is underway in higher education institutions worldwide. These fundamental trends are changing not only what should be taught, but also how best to teach it. From the wide range of changes such as active learning, inclusive pedagogies, online and hybrid courses, and green skills, institutions are building on their core strengths while challenging long-held assumptions about how teaching and learning take place. We believe it is important to reflect and exchange on the experiences and challenges that we all face in the volatile international context of Higher Education. This goal of this symposium is to identify ways of ensuring that our students receive the highest possible quality learning experiences. Experts from industry and academia from all over the world will share their experiences and discuss the latest innovations in disruptive learning pathways for fostering success in education. The symposium provides the perfect platform for discussing possible educational challenges and ways to overcome them. We would like to invite you to use this opportunity to share your current experience - and to learn from elsewhere - on how to better serve all generations of students with the latest trends (and controversies) in learning pathways. To do this, we are focusing on the themes of: 1. Smart & Green Campuses 2. Digital technologies & Artificial Intelligence 3. Comodal / Hyflex Teaching and the shift to video-based teaching 4. Change Management in Higher Education INSEEC U, as the national coordinator of the UI GreenMetric international ranking of higher education institutions most committed to Sustainable Development, is co-organizing this international symposium with the University of Indonesia (as the creator of this global ranking) with the third edition of the ‘National Workshop on UI GreenMetrics in France’. Special thanks go to Professor Riri Fitri Sari, President of the UI GreenMetric, as co-partner of this event and for his commitment to Sustainable Development, especially with regard to the environmental dimension, in universities around the world and especially in France. You can watch this event here

KOMPAS.com - Kerja sama antara Pemerintah Norwegia dan Indonesia di bidang lingkungan baru-baru ini dinilai berhasil. Kerja sama tersebut merupakan program REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Oleh karena keberhasilannya itu, Pemerintah Norwegia akan membayar hasil kerja penurunan emisi karbon dioksida yang berhasil dilakukan Indonesia. Dilansir Kompas.com, Senin (6/7/2020), jumlah penurunan emisi yang berhasil dicapai Indonesia pada 2016-2017 adalah 11,2 juta ton CO2eq. Sementara harga pasar karbon dunia saat ini sebesar 5 dollar AS (setara Rp 72.617) per ton. Dengan demikian, nilai yang akan dibayarkan kepada pemerintah Indonesia sebesar 56 juta dollar AS atau setara dengan Rp 813,3 miliar. Benarkah emisi karbon di Indonesia turun? Chairman UI GreenMetric Prof Riri Fitri Sari mengungkapkan dirinya sempat ragu saat mendengar program REDD+ akan diluncurkan pada awal 2010 silam. Dirinya khawatir semangat pemerintah dalam "jual-beli" emisi karbon hanya di awal saja. Akan tetapi mengetahui ada penurunan emisi di 2016-2017 pihaknya merasa ikut senang. "Kalau akhirnya memang akan dibayarkan, kita cukup surprise bahwa ini bukan hanya janji semata. Berarti Norwegia benar-benar walk the talk dengan program yang diberkelanjutan selama 10 tahun terakhir," ujarnya pada Kompas.com, baru-baru ini. Mempertahankan hutan Kebakaran hutan Cagar Alam Papandayan, Minggu (6/10/2019) (KOMPAS.COM/ARI MAULANA KARANG) Riri menjelaskan, program itu berkaitan dengan hubungan diplomatik antara kedua negara yang baik. Itu ditandai dengan 10 tahun kemitraan dalam kerangka kerja sama REDD+, dan terbukti 2016-2017 dianggap berhasil baik menurunkan emisi. Dia menjelaskan, dalam hal ini perhitungan bukan tentang pengurangan emisi atau polusi di kota-kota besar. Tapi mempertahankan hutan sebagai paru-paru dunia penyerap karbon. Lanjutnya, sesuai judul program, yang dihitung penurunan emisi gas rumah kaca dari deforestasi dan degradasi hutan dengan hilangnya lahan gambut. "Artinya dalam kurun 2016-2017 deforestasi dan degradasi hutan serta lahan gambut tidak banyak terjadi. Tentunya perhitungan masih terbatas pada wilayah percontohan yang diikutsertakan saja," ujar guru besar UI itu. Lanjutnya, mengurangi emisi tersebut dapat dengan dibatasinya penebangan liar, pembakaran, alih fungsi lahan, kebakaran lahan gambut, dan sebagainya. Dihubungi terpisah, Wakil ketua dari UI GreenMetric Dr Nyoman Suwartha menambahkan, perlu terus dipastikan bahwa tidak ada lagi penebangan liar atau pembakaran, terutama di daerah yang sudah menjadi wilayah percontohan. Menurutnya, program itu perlu dikembangkan ke wilayah lain. "Tentunya emisi dari sektor lain seperti transportasi, energi, persampahan, industri, dan lainnya tetap harus dijaga sesuai target penurunan kurang lebih 20 persen yang dicanangkan pemerintah, dengan usaha sendiri," katanya kepada Kompas.com, Kamis (9/7/2020). Penulis : Nur Fitriatus Shalihah Editor : Sari Hardiyanto

UI GreenMetric International Webinar Series 1 “Sustainable University and Food Sufficiency during Covid-19 Pandemic” date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 time: 6.30 – 8.30 PM (Jakarta Time, GMT+7) application: Zoom Cloud Meeting (for 100 participants) Link download: Program of Event Chair: Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Indonesia Universities and Vice-Rector, Universitas Diponegoro Speakers : Prof. Santiago García Granda, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Spain and Rector, University of Oviedo, Spain (Link Presentation) Mr. Yesbol Omirzhanov, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Kazakhstan and Representative of Rector, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan (Link Presentation) Prof. Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Vice-Rector, IPB University, Indonesia (Link Presentation) Dr. Herlin Chien, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network for Universities in Chinese Taipei and Representative of President, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Chinese Taipei (Link Presentation) Prof. Ouajdi Korbaa, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Tunisia and Professor, the University of Sousse, Tunisia (Link Presentation) Dr. Esmail Karamidehkordi, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Iran and Director of International Scientific Cooperation Office, University of Zanjan, Iran (Link Presentation) Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero Infante, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Colombia and Director of Environmental business management Master, El Bosque University, Colombia (Link Presentation)   UI GreenMetric International Webinar Series  2 “Teaching, Learning and Working in Sustainable University during Covid-19 Pandemic” date: Tuesday, 9 June 2020 time: 6.30 – 8.30 PM (Jakarta Time, GMT+7) application: Zoom Cloud Meeting (for 100 participants) Link download: Program of Event Chair: Prof. Mirko Degli Esposti, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network for Universities in Italy and Deputy Rector, University of Bologna, Italy Speakers : Prof. Dr. Mustafa Çufali, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Turkey and Rector, Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey (Link Presentation) Mgs. Silvia Donoso Acosta, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador and Representative of Rector, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador (Link Presentation) dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D., University Secretary, Universitas Indonesia (Link Presentation) Dr. Laszlo Gyarmati, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network for Universities in Hungary and Director of Jozsef Attila Study and Information Center, University of Szeged, Hungary (Link Presentation) Dr. Dario Liberona, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Chile and Benchmarking Director, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María, Chile (Link Presentation) Dr. Juris Iljins, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Latvia and Director of Quality Management and Sustainability, Riga Technical University, Latvia (Link Presentation) Dr. Habib M. Fardoun, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Universities in Saudi Arab and Director of KAU Center for Academic Standards & Excellence, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (Link Presentation) Ms. Birte Hornemann, Chief Data Strategist, Aalborg University, Denmark (Link Presentation)     Notes: - Zoom is available on Mobile and Tablet. Link to download: https://zoom.us/support/download - You can also watch this program on our social media accounts: Youtube: https://s.id/YoutubeUIGM Facebook: https://fb.me/UIGreenMetricWorldRankings Instagram: https://s.id/InstagramUIGM Your subscribe and like will support our channel. Thank you. Please stay safe and healthy!  

Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 1 Sustainable University during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Friday, 24 April 2020 time: 09.00-10.30 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Prof. Dr. Tommy Ilyas, Expert Member of UI GreenMetric Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture Speakers: Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Indonesian Universities and Vice-Rector, Universitas Diponegoro (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Arif Satria, SP, MSi., Rector, IPB University (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Fathur Rokhman, M.Hum., Rector, Universitas Negeri Semarang (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, SH, MHum, Rector, Universitas Sebelas Maret (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Moh Mukri M.Ag., Rector, UIN Raden Intan Lampung (Link PPT) Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., Rector, Universitas Gadjah Mada Prof, Dr. Ir. Bustami Syam, M.S., M.E., Vice-Rector, Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir. Gandjar Kiswanto, M.Eng. Director of Operation and Maintenance of Facilities, Universitas Indonesia Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 2 Sustainable University and Food Sufficiency during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Saturday, 25 April 2020 time: 10.00-11.30 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Assist. Prof. Junaidi, M.A., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric Speakers: Susi Agustina Wilujeng S.T., M.T., Head of the Smart Eco Campus Development Unit, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Link PPT) Dr. Eva Anggraini, S.Pi., M.Si., Director of Scientific and Strategic Information Publications, IPB University (Link PPT) Dr. Jamhari, S.P., M.P., Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir. Amin Retnoningsih, M.Si, Head of Conservation Development unit, Universitas Negeri Semarang (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir. Purwanto, DEA, Head of Planning and Development Agency, Universitas Diponegoro (Link PPT) Dr. Suryanto, S.E., M.Si., Head of the Center for Environmental Research, Universitas Sebelas Maret (Link PPT) Diana Sari, S.E., M.Mgt., Ph.D, Director of Innovation and Corporation, Universitas Padjadjaran (Link PPT) Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 3 Sustainable University and Waste Management during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Friday, 8 May 2020 time: 09.00-10.30 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc, National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Indonesian Universities and Vice-Rector, Universitas Diponegoro Speakers: Prof. Drs. H. Ganefri, M.Pd., Ph.D., Rector, Universitas Negeri Padang (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, S.Si., M.Si., Rector, Telkom University (Link PPT) Ir. Temmy Wikaningrum, M.Si., Head of Environmental Engineering program, President University (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir. Syafrudin, CES, MT, Deputy Director of Research and Industrial Cooperation, Universitas Diponegoro (Link PPT) Dr. Eng. Tri Budi Prayogo, ST., MT., Coordinator of Waste Management, Brawijaya University (Link PPT) Warma Dewanti, S.T., M.T., Ph.D., Head of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environmental Research, Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (Link PPT) Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc, Coordinator of Waste Processing, University of North Sumatra (USU) (Link PPT) Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 4 Teaching, Learning and Working in Sustainable University during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Friday, 15 May 2020 time: 09.00-10.30 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D, Expert Member of UI GreenMetric Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA. Rector, Universitas Hasanuddin (Link PPT) Prof. Fathul Wahid, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., Rector, Universitas Islam Indonesia (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih SE MT Ak CMA, Rector, Universitas Airlangga (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Dadan Ramdan, M.Eng, M.Sc., Rector, Universitas Medan Area (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir. Moch. Sasmito Djati, M.S., Vice-Rector, Universitas Brawijaya (Link PPT) dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D., University Secretary, Universitas Indonesia (Link PPT) Dr. rer. nat. Poerbandono, ST, MM, Head of the Quality Assurance Unit, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Link PPT) Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 5 Energy and Climate Change in Sustainable University during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Thursday, 4 June 2020 time: 09.00-10.30 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T, M.T, M.Agr., Vice-chair of UI GreenMetric Speakers: Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P., Rector, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zamrun F., S.Si., M.Si., M.Sc., Rector, Universitas Halu Oleo (Link PPT) Dr. dr. Asep Sukohar, M.Kes, Vice-Rector, Universitas Lampung (Link PPT) Ir. Andrey Andoko M.Sc., Vice-Rector, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ir.Tri Widjaja M.Eng., Head of the Center for Sustainable Energy Research, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) (Link PPT) Webinar Series UI GreenMetric 6 Well-being in Sustainable University during Covid-19 Pandemic date: Thursday, 11 June 2020 time: 09.00-11.00 WIB application: Zoom Cloud Meeting Chair: Prof. Dr. Ir. Amin Retnoningsih, M.Si, Head of Conservation Development unit, Universitas Negeri Semarang Speakers: Prof. Dr. Jasman J. Ma’ruf, SE. M.B.A, Rector, Universitas Teuku Umar (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Ridwan Nurazi, SE, M.Sc, Ak, CA., Rector, Universitas Bengkulu (Link PPT) Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamin, M. Sc., Ph. D, Rector, Institut Teknologi Sumatera (Link PPT) Prof. Dr. Wahono Sumaryono, Apt., Rector, Universitas Pancasila (Link PPT) Dr. Sri Rahayu, S.H., M.H., Vice-Rector, Universitas Bangka Belitung (Link PPT)   Notes: - Zoom is available on Mobile and Tablet. Link to download: https://zoom.us/support/download - You can also watch this program on our social media accounts: Youtube: https://s.id/YoutubeUIGM Facebook: https://fb.me/UIGreenMetricWorldRankings Instagram: https://s.id/InstagramUIGM Your subscribe and like will support our channel. Thank you. Please stay safe and healthy!

On 11-12 October 2019, the UI GreenMetric team represented by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Mr. Junaidi, M.A. became the resource person at the Regional Workshop on UI GreenMetric for African Universities. The event was hosted by the University of Sousse, Tunisia. In the first day of the event, the UI GreenMetric team met the Vice-chancellor of the University of Sousse, Prof. Lotfi Belkacem, the Ambassador of Indonesia for Tunisia, Prof. Ikrar Nusa Bhakti and the speakers from Thailand, Nigeria and South Africa. The meeting was also attended by Asst. Prof. Sanor Klinngam (President of Phetchaburi Rajabhat University), Prof. A. Idowu Olayinka, (Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan, Nigeria), and Mr. Jason Huang (University of Witwaterstrand, South Africa). In this meeting we discussed the framework of cooperation between universities in Africa, by using UI GreenMetric thematic priority activities. The regional workshop on UI GreenMetric opened by Prof. Lotfi Belkacem. In his remarks he delivered various achievements of the University of Sousse in the field of internationalization and their efforts to improve themselves as a more environmentally friendly campus. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari expressed her appreciation to the University of Sousse and participants who attended this event. She emphasized the importance of collaboration in GreenMetric network to make each campus more environmentally friendly. Dr. Abdelmajid BenAmara (General Director of Scientific Research at Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education) and Prof. Ikrar Nusa Bhakti were also expressed their appreciation and emphasized the importance of sustainability by universities. In the first session, Mr. Junaidi explained the background of UI GreenMetric, the principles and activities in the UI GreenMetric Network, as well as the results of UI GreenMetric ranking for Tunisian universities. Meanwhile Prof. Riri also described some steps to complete the UI GreenMetric questionnaire, detailed explanation of the criteria and indicators in the GreenMetric questionnaire and answered various questions on the questionnaire. Some participants gave input on the GreenMetric questionnaire. One of them was on giving bigger points for student activities and fairness of giving values to developed countries and developing countries. The second session, the speakers delivered their experiences in managing infrastructure, energy and climate change, and waste. Through this presentation, it is known that the university's obstacles in the process of becoming a sustainable campus such as limited resources (funding, capacity, expertise), geography, operations, old buildings, infrastructure programs, cultural-social barriers, and lack of institutional data. According to Mr. Jason Huang we cannot underestimate human barriers, data, synergy of academic and research interests as well as benchmarks with international standards and practices. The next session is about water management, transportation and education. Dr. Bilal Said (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) presented the participation American University of Beirut in UI GreenMetric as well as conservation efforts at the university. Prof. Ghada Khayat (University of Alexandria, Egypt) delivered various initiatives to become a green campus. Asst. Prof. Ahlem Haifa ben Thabet delivered a master's program in sustainability at the University of Sousse. The interesting thing from these presentations were we got to know the effort to answer challenges in sustainability issues. At the end of the event Prof. Riri invited the workshop participants to join the 2019 UI GreenMetric ranking and participate in the UI GreenMetric network. Prof. Lotfi Belkacem also thanked the participants who attended the workshop. The next event was a campus tour by visiting several educational facilities at the University of Sousse, such as the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture, the National Engineering School of Sousse and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sousse.

National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Brazilian universities was held at the Universidade Federal de Lavraz, Brazil on 9-10 September 2019. The event was opened by a speech by Prof. José Roberto Soares Scolforo (Rector, UFLA) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric). The workshop is divided into several sessions. The first session was about UI GreenMetric World University Rankings: Trends and Challenges, with Dr. Nyoman Suwartha and Prof. Tércio Ambrizzi (UI GWURN National Coordinator for universities in Brazil) as the speakers. Then followed by Dr. Muhammad Fuad who presented UI GreenMetric indicators and data submission process. The next session was a presentation entitled Best Brazilian Universities in 2018 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking. Several speakers from 5 universities in Brazil presented their best practices in sustainability, i.e. Prof. Marcio Machado Ladeira (UFLA), Prof. Tércio Ambrizzi (USP), Ms. Melissa Casacchi Antunes (PUC RIO), Prof. Werner Farkatt Tabosa (UNI-RN), Prof. Ronaldo Fia (UFLA), Mr. Ulisses Bifano Comini (UFV), and Mr. Joaquim Paulo da Silva (UFLA). After the break a discussion about GreenMetric Brazil National Network: Thematic Priority Activities was led by Prof. Tércio Ambrizzi (Brazilian National Coordinator of UI GWURN). The first day of the workshop closed with closing remarks by Dr. Nyoman Suwartha. The second day started with an open discussion about UFLA: Endemic Coordination-Management and Challenges hosted by Dra. Joziana Muniz de Paiva Barçante (UFLA). Then the participants toured around the UFLA campus. One interesting thing about UFLA is that their campus is able to manage 3 campus lakes as a source of drinking water for civitas academica. Furthermore the participants also visited the sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, reforestation areas, chemical waste management and other campus facilities.

The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Russian Universities and The 1st World Sustainable Universities Campus Tour hosted by RUDN University On 25-28 September 2019 the National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Russian Universities and the 1st World Sustainable Universities Campus Tour were held at RUDN University, Moscow, Russia. UI GreenMetric Team represented by Mr. Junaidi, MA (Vice Chair, UI GreenMetric) and Prof. Tommy Ilyas (UI GreenMetric expert member). This year the event consisted of two activities attended by participants from universities in Russia as well as participants from outside Russia who were members of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network. The first event was attended by participants from Russia and outside Russia and was the fourth national workshop held at RUDN University. At the same time the 1st World Sustainable Universities Campus Tour was held for the first time in Russia. The purpose of this event is to introduce UI GreenMetric network member universities to learn best practices for sustainable campus management according to UI GreenMetric indicators and criteria in one of the member countries. There were 19 participants of Campus Tour coming from Brazil (1 person), Thailand (3 people), Sri Lanka (2 people), Iran (1 person), Kazakhstan (2 people), United Arab Emirates (1 person), Indonesia (2 people) ) and Russia (6 people). In this event they got to know the best practices carried out by universities in Russia, and how to submit the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. Figure 1. Presentation session on UI GreenMetric and best practices by universities in Russia Prof. Tommy Ilyas delivered his speech and emphasized the importance of collaboration and mutual learning with one another in an effort to make universities that attend sustainable campuses according to UI GreenMetric criteria and indicators. Prof. Nur Kirbaev, vice chancellor of RUDN's academic field as the host explained the various achievements of RUDN University in terms of sustainability and expressed appreciation for UI GreenMetric's efforts in developing a sustainable campus. The next event was the signing of the UI GreenMetric declaration by participants who had not yet signed the declaration. The participants were from Russia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. By signing this declaration the participants will automatically become a member of UI GreenMetric and have the right to take part in the UI GreenMetric activity series. In this event also UI GreenMetric welcomed two national coordinators for United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka namely Dr. Imad Alsyouf from the University of Sharjaah, United Arab Emirates, Dr. Priyan from the University of Srijayawarna and Mrs. Priyan from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka Figure 2. Signing of the UI GreenMetric declaration by the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, University of Srijayawarna and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka The next session consist of presentations from various universities both in Russia and outside Russia regarding sustainable campus management according to GreenMetric indicators. There were 2 sessions, with 5 speakers for each session. They talked about atmospheric monitoring, integrated action plans on campus, energy and climate change management, environmental education and transportation models on campus. The workshop was closed by Dr. Margarita Redina, Dean of the RUDN Ecology Faculty and Mr. Junaidi of the UI GreenMetric. On the next day, the 1st World Sustainable Universities Campus Tour was held. The total of 18 participants attended the campus tour at RUDN University. There were several speakers from RUDN University who shared their experiences in managing policies and programs in the fields of environment, energy and water saving, environmental and plants monitoring. Then the participants were invited to see the laboratory and environmental monitoring at RUDN University. In the afternoon the participants were invited to tour the Moscow Lomonosov State University campus which is located apparently 6,7 km from RUDN University and getting to know about the development of the campus. Figure 3. Visit to Moscow Lomonosov State University

The regional workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in Kazakshstan was held on 5-6 September 2019 hosted by Nazarbayev University. The first day of the event began with a discussion on UI GreenMetric Network for the Kazakhstan region. The program opened by Dr. Kanat Baigarin (Advisor to the President of Nazarbayev University) and Prof. Tommy Ilyas (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric). In this session Mrs. Malika Kaparova (Head of International Ranking Department, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan National Coordinator of UI GWURN) led the discussion about shaping global higher education and research in sustainability, creating global sustainability leaders, and partnering on solutions to sustainability challenges. The following day, the workshop opened with remarks from Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida (Provost of Nazarbayev University), Prof. Tommy Ilyas, and Mrs. Malika Kaparova. The event continued with presentation sessions. The first session was about the current state of the art condition in UI GreenMetric. Prof. Tommy Ilyas and Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono presented the introduction of UI GreenMetric, indicators, and the process of submission. Then the participants joined a guided tour around the campus of Nazarbayev University. The second session in the afternoon was Global Climate Change: Role of Universities and Education. This session was presented by Mr. Shigeo Katsu (Nazarbayev University), Mrs. Gulmira Sergazina (Zhasyl Damu Fund), and Mr. Saulet Sakenov (UNDP). Then continued to the third session, themed Promotion of Eco-Conscious Culture among University Communities. The speaker at this session was Mr. Galymzhan Koishiyev (Nazarbayev University), NU Green Society (Nazarbayev University), Mr. Abzal Abdramanov (Kazakh National Agrarian University), and Mr. Toremurat Kenessov (Atyrau State University). The last session entitled Carbon Management Experiences of Universities was presented by Mrs. Gita Revalde (Almaty University), Mrs. Marina Skiba (NARXOZ University), and Mr. Gulzhan Yermekova (Nazarbayev University). The workshop was concluded with the closing remarks by Prof. Tomy Ilyas and Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono.

This year the 4th Building Universities’ Reputations (BUR) conference was hosted by the University of Piura (Peru) and University of Navarra (Spain). The theme of BUR 2019 was University Contribution to the Community, with the aim to reflect the universities’ role in society, and how the interaction between them affect the reputation and sustainability of the university. UI GreenMetric was invited to become one of the keynote speaker at this event, represented by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric). The event run from 3 to 5 October 2019 with different theme for each day. The first day was environmental, the second day was social-economic, and the last day was about corporate governance. The total of 175 participants from Latin America and Spanish universities participated in this conference. The events welcomed by Dr. Antonio Abruña Puyol (Rector of the University of Piura), and followed by a conference themed The role of HEIs - Creating sustainable campus. In this session Prof. Riri Fitri Sari delivered a keynote speech related to sustainable campus. The President of City University of London – Prof. Sir Paul Curran and the Peruvian former Minister of Education - Dr. Jaime Saavedra were among the speakers. A Peruvian art performances by the university of Piura’s students were among the programs which involved all participants of BUR Conference. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 1. Prof Riri Fitri Sari as the keynote speaker[/caption]   [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 2. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha with Rector of the University of Piura, Dr. Antonio Abruña Puyol[/caption]   [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 3. Discussion with President of City University London, Prof. Sir Paul Curran[/caption]  

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