National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Indonesia Universities was held in Universitas Hasanudin (Unhas) Makassar on 21-22 August 2019. The representatives of UI GreenMetric were Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric), Dr. Nyoman Suwartha (Vice Chair of of UI GreenMetric), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, MA (Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric), and Mr. Budi Prayitno (Director of Facility Management and Maintenance UI). The first day was a committee meeting of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) in Indonesia to discuss delevopment of UIGWURN in Indonesia and sustainability program that will be carried out by Indonesian universities in 2019-2020. The meeting opened by Prof. dr. Muh. Nasrum Massi, Ph.D (Vice Rector for Research, Innovation, and Partnership) and the discussion led by Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc (National Coordinator of UIGWURN Indonesia). On the next day, the workshop began with report by Suharman Hamzah, Ph.D (Chief of Committee), then welcoming speech by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA (Rector of Unhas). The workshop attended by rectors, vice rectors, and representatives from universities in Indonesia. There are several presentation in this workshop. Mr. Junaidi and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha presented the about UIGWURN and methods to filling out the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. Parallel session divided into 2 parts. The first session themed Managing of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste presented by Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu (Unhas), Prof. Dr. H. Moh. Mukri, M.Ag (UIN Raden Intan Lampung), and Dr. Irvan Sophian, S.T., M.A. (Universitas Padjajaran). The second session themed Managing Water, Transportation, Education, and Research presented by Ir. FX. Pri Joeno Guntoro, Dipl. HE, M.Si (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H. (Universitas Sebelas Maret), and Prof. Dr. Ir. Bustami Syam, M.S.M.E. (Universitas Sumatera Utara). The workshop was completed with a presentation by Universitas Riau as the host for the upcoming UI GreenMetric event in 2020. As the final agenda, the participants visited the Teaching Industry Building and Unhas Hospital.
The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Hungarian universities were conducted at the University of Pecs on 15 July 2019 and University of Szeged on 16 July 2019. This year the national workshops are hosted by University of Szeged and University of Pecs who are the national coordinators of UI GreenMetric for Hungary. On 15 July 2019 the event in University of Pecs opened by Prof. Dr. Attila Miseta (The Rector of University of Pécs) and György Berkes (Director, Chancellery, Technical Services Directorate, University of Pécs). There were some speakers in this workshop: Mr. Csaba Vér (Pécs City Council), Mr. Zoltán Madaras (Chairperson, Baranya County Council), Mr. Balázs Borkovits (University of Pécs), Dr. Bálint Baranyai (University of Pécs), Dr. Balázs Mez?si (Hungarian Innovation and Efficiency Nonprofit Ltd.). The next day in Szeged at the other city 188 km away from Pecs, the UI GreenMetric event was opened by Dr. Judit Fendler (Chancellor of the University of Szeged), Prof. Dr. Márta Széll (Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning of the University of Szeged), Prof. Dr. Róbert Gábriel (Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Science and Innovation of the University of Pécs), and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric). There were presentations related to the 6 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking criteria. The chair of this session is Dr. Dénes Mátyás (Quality Management and Strategic Planning Officer, University of Szeged), with the speakers: Mr. László Gyarmati (Director, Univeristy of Szeged József Attila Study and Information Center), Dr. Bertalan Radvánszky (Coordinator, Green University Program, University of Pécs), Viktória Mudra (Sustainability Coordinator, Eötvös Loránd University), and Dr. György Málovics (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Research Centre, University of Szeged). As this is the first national workshop in Hungary, UI GreenMetric team delivered a speech on step-by-step guideline to complete UI GreenMetric questionaire as well as some lessons learned from other universities in other countries. There also new universities coming and sign our declaration of membership. This shows that universities in Hungary are willing to get connected with other universities which have the same understanding of the importance of being green campus. As our data shows that there were still rooms for improvement for Hungarian universities to be green. UI GreenMetric can be used as a tool to make continuous improvement of Hungarian universities to be sustainable. With the active and dynamic network we have, we hope that Hungarian universities can utilize this potential and collaborate with other universities. Hopefully, this is an excellent beginning of our collaboration to make our universities and the world a better place.
The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric in Colombia hosted by Universidad Autonoma de Occidente and Universidad Icesi, on 17-18 June 2019. The first day of workshop conducted in Universidad Autonoma de Occidente. The event opened by Dr. Luis H. Perez (President of Universidad Autonoma de Occidente) and Mr. Junaidi (Vice Chair II of UI GreenMetric). There were three session in the workshop. The first session themed UI GreenMetric World University: Trends and Challenges presented by Mr. Junaidi, Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero, and Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). The second session themed Best Practices in the Category Setting and Infrastructure presented by Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco, Alejandro Franco (Universidad del Valle), and Andrea Velasquez (Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira). The third session divided to two different topics, Best Practices in the Categories Energy and Climate Change and Best Practices Education and Research presented by Luis Alejandro Arias Rodriguez (Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano), Jaime Alberto Romero (Universidad el Bosque), Jose Herney Ramirez Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Edwin Andres Mora (Universidad de Antioquia), Alvaro del Campo Parra Lara (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente), and Nadia Velasquez (Universidad Santo Tomas). On the next day, the workshop conducted in Universidad Icesi. Dr. Francisco Piedrahita Plata (President of Universidad Icesi) and Dr. Muhammad Fuad (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric) gave the welcoming speech. In this workshop we held discussion themed Best Practices in the Categories Waste, Water, and Transportation. The speakers for this session were Madelen Panesso (Universidad Santiago de Cali), Lina Marcela Rozo (Universidad EAFIT), Ana Maria Borja (Universidad Icesi), Daniel Rincon Saad (Fundacion Universidad del Norte Barranquilla), Tatiana Molina Velazquez (Universidad CES), Jenny Andrea Diaz (Universidad del Rosario), Lina Porras (Universidad de Andes Colombia), and Alexandra Leal Castellanos (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). At the closing of the national workshop event, the campus of Universidad Icesi gave an insight on the green university effort conducted by the university.
UI GreenMetric represented Universitas Indonesia in IREG 2019 Conference, on 8-10 May 2019 at the Università di Bologna, Italy with Prof. Riri Fitri Sari as the representatives. The year’s conference themed Rankings: A Challenge to Higher Education. The conference opened by Mr. Luiz C. Costa (President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence), Mr. Francesco Ubertini (Rector of the University of Bologna), and Mr. Gaetano Manfredi (Rector of the University of Naples). Mr. Jaroslaw Gowin (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Science and Higher Education) also delivered a keynote speech about Rankings: a Challenge to Public Policy? Reflections from Poland’s Perspective. He said that the ranking must provide reliable data and information. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"]Figure 1. Presentation session in IREG 2019 Conference[/caption] There were three sessions on the first day of the conference presented by the ranking experts and researchers: The first session discussed about Trend and New Developments in Global and National Rankings, Use of Rankings in Developing University Strategy, and Future of Rankings - From Bibliometrics to Global Performance Metrics. On the next day the topics of discussion were about Influence of Media on Rankings and Role of rankings in Latin America. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 2. Mr. Luiz C. Costa gave achievement medal to Prof. Jan. Sadlak (top) and Mr. Robert Morse (bottom) [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6932" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 3. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari with delegations of IREG 2019 Conference [/caption] Another important event in IREG 2019 Conference was the General Assembly, opened by Mr. Luiz C. Costa. He reported activities conducted by IREG Observatory for one year. The event closed with the awarding of an achievement medal to the former president of the IREG Observatory, Prof. Jan Sadlak and Chief Data Strategist of US News On-line Ranking, Mr. Robert Morse.
On 13 March 2019, UI GreenMetric collaborated with Telkom University for the National Workshop on Environmental Sustainability Office 2019. The event opened by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric), Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya (President of Telkom University), and Prof. Dr. Ambariyanto (National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Indonesia, Vice Rector of Universitas Diponegoro). We invited some speakers from university and industry to sharing their best practice in sustainability. They were Mr. Heri Budiarso (VP Health Safety Security and Environment, Pertamina EP Indonesia) and Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris (Dean Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia). Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin presented sustainability effort in UPM based on Sustainability Development Goals initiated by United Nations. Another agenda from the first day was Focus Group Discussion (FGD) themed Development Planning of Sustainability Office in University. From the discussion, it showed that several university in Indonesia had formed the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Center as the sustainability office. The SDGs Center itself is the center that supported by the Minister of National Development Planning, Prof. Dr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro. At the closing of the first day event, the participants toured around Telkom University campus. We can see the efforts done by Telkom University to make the sustainable university. On the next day the participants went to the Universitas Padjajaran (Unpad). The event opened by Dr. Sigid Suseno, SH., M.Hum (Vice Rector of Unpad) and Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si. (Managing Director of Unpad). They showed us the sustainability effort that they’ve done, especially the process of organic and inorganic waste treatment.
This year we have conducted The 5th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM) in collaboration with University College Cork, Irlandia on 14-16 April 2019. The theme for IWGM 2019 is “Sustainable University in a Changing World: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities“. Representatives of UI GreenMetric team were Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Dr. Nyoman Suwarta, Ph.D and Asst. Prof. Junaidi. The event began with steering committee meeting at the North Wing Council Room, University College Cork. The national coordinator who presented the report were Prof. Tadeu Malheiros (University of Sao Paolo), Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco Idarraga (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero Infante (El Bosque University), Mr. Pascal Caizergues (Inseec U.), Dr. Mochamad Arief Budihardjo (Universitas Diponegoro), Prof. Mirko Degli Esposti (University of Bologna), Prof. John O’Halloran (University College Cork), Mr. Juris Iljins (Riga Technical University), Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui (Sukkur IBA University), Prof. Paulo J. S. Cruz, (Universidade do Minho), Dr. Sc. Redina Margarita Mikhailovna (RUDN University), Prof. Habib M. Fardoun (King Abdulaziz University), Dr. Chang Hsien Tai (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology), Prof. Mustafa Çufal? (Bulent Ecevit University), Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D. (Mahidol University), Prof. Dr. Sany Sanuri Mohd. Mokhtar (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Mr. Andy Nolan (University of Nottingham), Dr. Esmail Karamidehkordi (University of Zanjan), Mr. Abzal Abdramanov (Kazakh National Agrarian University), and Dr. Dario Liberona (Universidad Federal Tecnico Santa Maria). The event continued with a discussion to discuss about sustainable efforts in the future and also the announcement of the UI GreenMetric Award. [caption id="attachment_6932" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 1. Steering committee meeting at the North Wing Council Room, UCC[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6933" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 2. UI GreenMetric awardees[/caption] On the next day, Prof. Patrick O'Shea (President of University College Cork), H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney (Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland), and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari gave the opening speech. The keynote speech delivered by Dr. Michael John O’Mahony (Director of the Environmental Education Unit, The National Trust for Ireland) and Dr. Gerard Mullally (Department of Sosiology, University College Cork). The event followed by parallel presentations. The presentations are divided into three sessions. The topics were about issues and innovation in managing settings and infrastructure, managing energy and climate change, managing waste, managing water, managing transportation, managing education and research. Participants are given the opportunity to discuss important matters at the end of each parallel presentation session. There were also a poster session held at the same venue which is the first of its kind in UI GreenMetric Workshops. The agenda continued with a campus tour around University College Cork.
THE 2019 Innovation & Impact Summit successfully held at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). South Korea on 2-4 April 2019. Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari attended this event as a representative of Universitas Indonesia (UI) and UI GreenMetric. [caption id="attachment_6940" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 1. Delegation from Indonesian universities[/caption] Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit is a meeting place for university leaders around the world with policy makers, world-class researchers, and industries to discuss some issues about how university's efforts to create new impacts and innovative environments, the role of universities as a place of research in creating impact, and how universities, policy makers and business leaders collaborate to overcome global issues. On 4 April 2019, THE University Impact Rankings released a ranking list of 467 universities from 76 countries via the website https://www.timeshighereducation.com. Universitas Indonesia (UI) managed to become rank 80 of the best universities worldwide and rank 1 for the Indonesian universities. This shows that UI implemented SDGs in the university and its community.
Dear University Leaders and Sustainability Officers It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that the results of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018 has been announced on Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 11am Jakarta time. The ranking results can be found in http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/overall-ranking-2018/ Rector of Universitas, Director General of Research from Ministry of Research and Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia, and Head of Research and Development and Innovation from the Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Republic of Indonesia witness this year’s announcement. We have broadcasted the information in some international and regional newspapers and social media such as twitter and facebook, on December 19th, 2018. You are welcome to review the results. We thank 431 universities that have provided evidences for each question in our questionnaire and helped us to review the information provided. We congratulate all universities that have successfully shown improvement in their university infrastructure and constructive strategic measures to achieve SDGs in all aspects of their university teaching, research and third pillar of contribution to the society. We admire some strategic moves that have been made to create the most sustainable world campuses. We attach a fact file of your university submission, and a Certificate for your university participation this year. We have prepared a special ceremony for celebrating 10 best universities in the next International Workshop of UI GreenMetric which will be held in the beginning of April 2019 at the University College Cork Ireland. We hope that you could also present your achievement in the Workshop. We thank you for your wonderful enthusiasm shown by your university's team to participate in UI GreenMetric 2018, which can be noticed from your annual report. We wish you all the best in your future endevour in providing a world class sustainable campus. Yours Sincerely Prof. Riri Fitri Sari Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings email@example.com
The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric in France was held on November 15th, 2018 in Inseec U., Paris. The event began with a welcome speech from Mrs. Catherine Lespine (Rector of Inseec U.) followed by a keynote speech from Mr. Junaidi, MA (expert member of UI GreenMetric). Both speakers emphasized on the importance of collaboration in order to solve global sustainability problems. [caption id="attachment_6076" align="aligncenter" width="409"] Mr. Junaidi with Mrs. Catherine Lespine (Rector of Inseec U.)[/caption] The event continued with a presentation from Mrs. Baiduri Widanarko, Ph.D (expert member of UI GreenMetric). She presented the trends, challenges, criteria and indicators of UI GreenMetric and current development in UI GreenMetric World Universities Rankings Network. The next event was the signing of the declaration of participation on UI GreenMetric Network. There were 15 schools that have been committed to participate in UI GreenMetric Network. [caption id="attachment_6077" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The signing of the declaration of participation on UI GreenMetric Network[/caption] After lunch the program continued with a presentation about “Sustainable Development: New Growth Leverages, Innovation and Employment”. This session was moderated by Mr. Michel Ricard (Unesco Chair on Education Training and Research for Sustainable Development and Professor at Bordeaux University). Four speakers, namely Mr. Hocine Sadok (Dean of Economics, Social Sciences and Law, Universite de Haute Alsace), Mr. Gerald Majou (Director of Sustainable Development of Conference des Grandes Ecoles), Mrs. Yamna Djellouli-Tabet (Professor, Le Mans University and CNRS Research in Change of Sustainable Development and Energetic Transition), and Mr. Philippe Naccache (Professor, Inseec School of Business and Economics in Paris) presented their experiences with their sustainable campus development. [caption id="attachment_6078" align="aligncenter" width="409"] The speakers for "Sustainable Development: New Growth Leverages, Innovation and Employment"[/caption] The next session was about “Digitalization and Environmental Impacts for Campuses”. This session was moderated by Mr. Francois Germinet (Dean of Universite Cergy-Pontoise). There were four speakers, namely Mr. Pierrich Bedouch (Associate Vice-President for Digital Infrastructure, Universite Grenoble-Alpes), Mr. Laurent Bertrandias (Professor Toulouse Business School), Mrs. Sylvie Faucheux (Dean of IFG Executive Education and Inseec U. Academic Innovation) and Mr. Christophe Baujault (Dean of ECE Paris). The UI GreenMetric team also had the opportunity to visit the campus of Inseec U. in the beautiful city of Paris.
The Chilean National Workshop on Sustainability was held on November 12th, 2018 at Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, San Joaquin Campus, Chile. The event was opened by Dr. Darcy Fuenzalida O'Shee, Rector of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and Mr. Junaidi, an expert member of UI GreenMetric. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, chairperson of UI GreenMetric also gave an opening speech through a video conference. [caption id="attachment_6185" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Panelists presentation[/caption] The program continued with panelists presentation. The first session was delivered by The Government Representative, Mr. Fernando Nilo (Founder and President of Recyclápolis Foundation), and Mrs. Jimena Del Valle Núñez (Director of Sustainability and Communities of Entel). This session consists of sharing best practices of sustainability programs on campus or community. In addition to workshop, there were exhibitions regarding student activities related to sustainability, such as waste sorting, recycle, campaign for the environment, and developing cars with solar energy. [caption id="attachment_6186" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Solar-energy car development team[/caption] The second session of panelists presentation discussed about the role of universities in sustainability. The speakers included Maria Pilar Gárate (Director of Liaison and Coordinator of Women in Enginering Program, USM) and Oscar Mercado (President of Sustainable Campus Network, Universidad Austral). The next session was a keynote speech by Mrs. Baiduri Widanarko an expert member of UI GreenMetric. She presented the trends, challenges, and current development in UI GreenMetric. The event continued with the third session of panelist presentation. This session was a sharing session about the experience of sustainability programs implementation in universities. This session has four speakers, Mr. Francisco Urquiza (Sustainability Consultant), Mr. Cristopher Toledo (Coordinator of Sustainable Campus Management, UTEM), Mr. Junaidi (UI GreenMetric), and representative from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria. After the presentation was completed, a representative of the director of the San Joaquin Campus gave a closing remark. The after session was a technical workshop to fill in the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. This session was guided by Mr. Junaidi and Mrs. Baiduri Widanarko. Participants were given an account name and temporary password to be able to fill the online questionnaire. [caption id="attachment_6187" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Participants of technical workshop[/caption] After the workshop was completed, the UI GreenMetric team had the opportunity to visit the campus of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, San Joaquin Campus, Santiago.