The national workshop of UI GreenMetric for Indonesia was held in Semarang - Central Java and hosted by Diponegoro University, on 14th September 2017. The event was conducted at the ICT building 4th fl, UNDIP, Tembalang, Semarang. Thirty-eight universities participated in this event, which shows the enthusiasm of Indonesian universities to improve sustainability aspects in their campus environment. It was attended by 78 participants from 38 Universities. The event started with the singing of Indonesian National Anthem "Indonesia Raya". The workshop was opened by Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, Vice-rector for Research and Innovation of Diponegoro University and a professor at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences. He said that Indonesian Universities had to support this ranking because this is the first popular world university ranking that was pioneered by an Indonesian University. He also stated that the ranking provided a positive impact on the environment. Prof Ambariyanto, the national coordinator of UI GreenMetric, also stated that Diponegoro University put a lot of effort to be a Sustainable Campus. Subsequently Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, and Dr. Eng. Agus Setyawan, S.Si, M.Si , the head of the organizing committee welcomed the participants.After the welcoming speech, the Declaration of Membership UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network was signed by 35 universities representatives. In the first session, Trends and Current Development in UI GreenMetric Rankings and Methodology has been presented by Junaidi, M. A, Expert Member of UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, the introduction of Indicators and data submission process UI GreenMetric was delivered by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari. In this session, Mrs. Guswani from Bengkulu University stated that all Rectors should have involved in this workshop because the decision was in their hands. However Prof. Riri Fitri Sari explained that we could not just wait, but we could be the activator to make everyone work together. We could represent and share the information with all the higher ranking officials in our campus. There were 2-panel sessions which consist of information sharing and discussion of best practices about indicators of UI GreenMetric. In each session consisted of 3 indicators of UI GreenMetric. There were 6 speakers from the best ranked Indonesian Universities. The first-panel session was chaired by Dr. Hadiyanto, ST, MT, Lecturer of Department of Chemical Engineering Diponegoro University. Prof. Fatur Rokhman, Rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang, presented about the current condition of Sustainability Education in his university. The university of Indonesia was represented Prof. Dra.Fatma Lestari, M.Si, Ph.D. Head of Safety, Health, and Environment Unit. She shared about UI’s practices for energy and climate change. As a representative of the Rector of Diponegoro University, Prof. Ambariyanto delivered a session on waste management in Undip. He stated that Undip has processed its waste and it has its own temporary dump site. In the last panel session, the moderator was Dr. Eng. Agus Setyawan, S.Si, M.Si. University’s practices for other indicators of UI GreenMetric that were discussed in this session were water indicator by Dr. Qomaruddin Helmy, Head of Head of the Environmental Engineering Water Laboratory, Institute of Technology Bandung, transportation indicator by Dr. Dra. Agnes Tuti Rumiati, M.Sc. Secretary of Institute, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, and Setting and Infrastructure indicator by Dr. Ir. Erizal, M.Agr. Director of Facilities and Infrastructure, Bogor Agricultural University. After the event closed, all participants and UI GreenMetric team were invited to see Undip's temporary dump site. During the trip, participants could saw plenty of well-maintained green space, a conservation forest, and lake. At the temporary dump site, participants were exposed to the waste processing. Plastic waste was sold while organic waste was made into fertilizer. It was also as a research place or laboratory for students from Environmental Engineering and Science. Overall the workshop program was successful in energizing all participants to actively participate and share their knowledge on good campus management.

The Brazilian national technical workshop of UI GreenMetric was held in Sao Paulo and hosted by the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, on 28th October 2017. The event was conducted at the Auditorium of the Institute of Energy and Environment, at the beautiful main campus of Sao Paulo University. The workshop was opened by Prof Patricia Iglecias, the Head of Superintendencia Gestao Ambientale, Vice Director of Energy and Environment Prof Ildo Luis Sauer, the USP International Officer who represented the Rector, Prof Laura Izzara, and Coord of the USP Environment Affairs, Prof. Evandro Moretto, and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, University of Indonesia). It was attended by 37 participants from 22 Universities. In the first session, a Master Class of UI GreenMetric has been presented by introducing the state of the art of current development of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities and the UI GreenMetric Network. Subsequently, the introduction of Indicators and data submission process UI GreenMetric was delivered by Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, Vice Chairperson of UI GreenMetric. Visit the Rectorate Building of the USP, overlooking the 360 degrees of the USP green campus view and the dazzling city of Sao Paulo, was conducted during the lunch session. The afternoon session was a panel session with 7 speakers from universities in Brazil on their experience in the field of sustainability. The first speaker was Dr. Tadeu Malheiros from the SGA of the University of Sao Paulo. The second speaker is from PUC of Rio de Janeiro. The third speaker was Mr. Dyego Freitas from the Federal University of Lavras. Dr. Solange Teles de Silva from Mackenzie University presented their university current condition. Subsequently, the audience was exposed to the presentations from Prof Rogerio Portanova of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Mr. Leonardo Phanchez from the University of Curitiba, and Ms. Maria Jose Sartor from the University of Londrina. At the end of the session, an open discussion on the Brazil GreenMetric National Network thematic priority Activities. The result presentations and discussions show the eagerness of Brazilian Universities to pursue world class green campus infrastructure.  

The 2 days Colombian National Workshop of UI GreenMetric was completed on August 25th 2017. It was hosted by the El Bosque University in Bogota and was the first workshop in South America. The workshop was held on 24-26 August, aimed to enhance the participation of Colombian universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. The theme of workshop was " Actions and challenges for green and sustainable campus transformation". It was attended by Vice Rectors, Director of Sustainabilities, academicians, lecturers, staff and students activist in environment from 11 colombian universities. In the first day, the opening was welcomed speech by Vice Rector of El Bosque University, Dr. Maria Clara Rangel, Dean of Engineering El Bosque University, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, President of UI GreenMetric Ranking, Universitas Indonesia, and Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero. In the first session, Prof Riri Fitri Sari introduced the ranking’s framework and indicators in details in order to improve data collection and promote the involvement of even more universities in Colombia. During the afternoon session, some universities presented their experiences in sustainability chaired by Dott. Ing. Jaime Alberto Romero Infante, the Director of Environmental business management Master program at El Bosque University. There were 4 speakers from Los Andes University, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales – U.D.C.A., and Universidad del Norte. In the second day, at room C303, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha presented the UI GreenMetric data submiasion process abd calculation of marks. Sharing sessions were conducted by speakers came from Santo Tomas University, Universidad del Rosario, Universidad ICESI and El Bosque University. The final Session was concluded with open discussion: GreenMetric Colombia National Network Thematic Priority Activities. The result of discussion shows a more understanding and optimism in many universities to create a world class sustainable universities. Presentation File Presentation UTP // Presentation U. Del Rosario // Presentation U. ICESI // Presentation U. Nacional // Presentation UDCA // Presentation UNIANDES // UIGM Workshop Conclusions //

On June 26-28, 2017, UI GreenMetric joined The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) 2017 in Poster session represented by drg. Baiduri Widanarko, MKKK, Ph.D. The title of poster was Global Trends in Sustainable Universities: 2016 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Report. It highlighted 2016 rankings suggesting that in order to make better impact to the global sustainability environment, universities need to put more efforts on six criteria (setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education), particularly on ‘energy and climate change’ since higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. Based on the discussions in the conference participants, they welcomed the rating of environment sustainability campus. In general, they asked about the fairness and validity of the methods used by the UI GreenMetric in Rankings. It is explained that UI GreenMetric will validate through the evidence to be uploaded by UI GreenMetric participants in order to reduce the bias due to self-assessment. The University of British Columbia (UBC) and City of Vancouver co-hosted the ISCN 2017 Conference. It welcomed registrants from 31 countries and 78 higher education institutions. The theme of this conference was Climate.City.Campus. ISCN 2017 served as a platform for exploration, discussion, learning, and networking ( The interesting thing about this conference was that almost every piece of food (plates, knives, spoons, and forks) was made of recyclable material. In addition, each participant also distributed reusable drinking water bottles in order to reduce plastic cups. Participants were also invited to directly sort waste. The committee looked to strive to be consistent with the topic of the conference, by conducting environment sustainability. The winners of the 2016 ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards are: National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (Building and Innovative Infrastructure Award); University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany (Campus Planning and Management Systems Award); Swarthmore College, United States (Innovative Collaboration Award); Chiba University, Japan (Student Leadership Award). Zena Harris, the 2017 ISCN Executive Director, says, “The winners provided excellent examples of innovation in higher education sustainability.  It was an honor to for us to award these great efforts and provide global recognition that show leadership in sustainability.”

On June 14-17, 2017, a National Workshop of UI GreenMetric hosted by Kazakh National Agrarian University (Kaznau) was organised in Almaty. It was attended by 10 Rectors / Vice Rectors of Agrarian Universities from former Uni-Soviet countries, 35 Rectors /University representatives from Kazakhstan, Kaznau academicians, lecturers, staff and student activist in environment. During the opening speech of Prof. Tlektes Yespalov, Rector of Kaznau presented the award of Honorary Professorship to Prof. Riri Fitri Sari of UI Greenmetric. UI GreenMetric team and participants were overwhelmed by the Kazakh traditional welcome and the arrangement of the conference. Mr. Junaidi, UI GreenMetric expert member deliver the speech on the introduction of UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, Prof T. Tashibaeva of Al-Farabi Kaznu presentes the condition of Green Office in the largest Kazakh university. Campus tour of Kaznau provided the opportunity for the participant to visit the Japan-Kazakh Research Centers. In the afternoon session Prof Riri Fitri Sari chaired the sessions. Dr. A. Shilibekovabof Atyrau State University , Prof Riri Fitri Saru, Prod Falk m-Juri Knauft of Kaznau, and Ms. D. Dushnuyazova od AgriTechHub, are among the speakers. Finally the step by step submission procedure for UI GreenMetric were presented. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari conveyed about Energy and Campus Sustainability and step to submission data UI GreenMetric. On 15-16 June, all workshop participants visited Kaznau Agriculture and Farming Center near Issik and Dendira, outside Almaty city. Teaching classrooms are set above the modern cattle ranch, for students to study the state of the art condition. This proves that Green campus idea is real and can be implemented. UI GreenMetric has been popular among many agricultural-based universities, because the campus is very green. During the workshop program, there was the signing ceremony to be member of UI GreenMetric Network by 6 Rectors from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarussia, Russia (Moscow), Lithuania, Slovakia. Video:

Considering the unique mission of raising environmental awareness among universities and international networking opportunities, the GreenMetric World University Ranking deserves widespread attention and participation. The GreenMetric World University Ranking is a university ranking platform established by the University of Indonesia in 2010. This ranking aims to evaluate and rank universities all over the world according to their current condition and policies related to green campus and sustainability activities. The Ranking guides university leaders in their efforts to implement eco-friendly policies and manage behavioral change among the academic community at their respective institutions. Although it is new, the number of participating institutions is increasing rapidly each year. In 2010 when the ranking was first initiated, 95 universities participated. This number increased to 516 from 74 different countries in 2016. GreenMetric aims to arouse global awareness on environmental issues and sustainability and evaluates universities in five categories: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water resources, transportation and education. The criteria used in the evaluation also include basic institutional information such as the size of the university, both spatially and in terms of population, campus location and the amount of green space; and also information on energy use, transport, water use and recycling and waste treatment. In addition, it collects information about efforts being made by the institution towards establishing green policies and management. It is expected that by drawing the attention of university leaders and stake holders, more attention will be given to combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation. Another unique quality of the ranking is the fact that all universities are depicted according to their current status and all are equal once they begin their participation. 3rd International GreenMetric Workshop Held in Istanbul Upon the evaluation by the GreenMetric steering committee and as a result of the top rank achieved by Turkish universities since 2014, Bülent Ecevit University (BEU) was selected as the National Coordinator of the ranking platform in Turkey. In this respect, BEU aims to publicize the ranking among Turkish universities in order to increase participation in the country. As a publicizing activity, BEU organized the first Turkish National Workshop on GreenMetric on 3 October 2016, in Zonguldak, Turkey. The workshop drew a number of university leaders and experts, which helped to increase awareness on environmental issues among higher education institutions. Along with national workshops, GreenMetric organizes an international workshop attended by leaders of higher education institutions and stakeholders. This year, the international workshop was co-organized by BEU and Istanbul University. Hosted by Istanbul University, the workshop was held on 9-10 April 2017 in Istanbul, nearly 100 people attended, including rectors, vice rectors, experts, landscape architects, city planners, academic staff, executive officers from the ministries of environment, and energy managers and stakeholders from 20 different countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Jordan, Russia, India, Brazil, Colombia, Greece, Hungary, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Morocco. During the workshop, participants from all over the world had the chance to share their experience with building environmentally-friendly campuses and their sustainability with their colleagues. The workshop gave the participants the opportunity to discuss the current situation of environmental awareness and sustainability in their countries and campuses. A number of articles presented contained important projects as exemplary applications and policies implemented by universities to enhance environmental awareness and come up with solutions to worldwide environmental problems. The articles were grouped according to the main categories used in the GreenMetric ranking. Articles on greening of campuses, management of waste, use of alternative forms of energy, and green transportation were discussed by participants. The articles and projects presented will have a number of benefits for universities and countries. First of all, participants had the opportunity to see the level of awareness about environmental issues and sustainability in other countries and universities. This may be useful for participants in establishing or revising current policies and future planning. Besides, good applications implemented by various universities to address different kinds of environmental problems which were presented during the workshop can be useful for triggering wider adoption among universities. Universities seeking solutions to similar problems or those looking for new ideas can benefit greatly from the sharing of these environmental experiences. The workshop was a significant international event enhancing environmental consciousness and global cooperation on sustainability. Considering the unique mission of raising environmental awareness among universities and international networking opportunities, the GreenMetric World University Ranking deserves widespread attention and participation. Source: What is the GreenMetric World University Ranking?

The 3rd International Workshop on UI GreenMetric 2017 were conducted on 10th April 2017 at Istanbul University with 11 Rectors/Vice Rectors presentation and 14 representative of Rector. 44 universities from 17 countries have participated in this workshop. It is the first workshop of UI GreenMetric that hosted by University other than University of Indonesia, i.e Bülent Ecevit University and Istanbul University. We held the UI GWURN Committee Meeting in the first day of the workshop. UI GreenMetric World University Ranking Network is established to be a paltform for sharing best practices and encourage more universities to put sustainability agenda as one of their priorities. As a global network of universities concerned with sustainability , UI GWURN seeks to advance the efforts of its members and contribute to global society. ? We also invite all participants to send us information to be distributed through the UI GreenMetric Website for information sharing. If your university is interested to be the GreenMetric Hub in which you can lead to organise a Workshop that can invite your colleagues in your region, i.e Vice Chancellor for facilities and sustainability and their Director/officers to join the workshop. UI GreenMetric team can come for a coaching session, so that more universities universities join and aware of their Sustainability Program Indicators improvement. Let us know your idea , proposed schedule and whether we can work together to organize it. Thank you so much for your support to UI GreenMetric

International workshop on UI Greenmetric 2017 was hosted by Bülent Ecevit Universit and Istanbul University and held at Baltalimani Social Facilities, Istanbul University, Turkey. In this conference, universities with best position and achievement in UI Greenmetric shared their efforts in improving sustainable environment in their campuses. The conference program was comprised of keynote talks, invited speakers talks, and discussion among many universities. For more information you can click this link

Location : Palace Building, Baltalimani Function Facility, Istanbul University Date : 9 April 2017. This meeting was attended by National Coordinators from Taiwan, Kazakhistan, Malaysia, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, Russia, and 2 country coordinators via Video Conference: Ireland and Saudi Arabia, as well as Rector of Istanbul University, Rector of Bulent Ecevit University, and Representatives from University of Indonesia.                   

UI GreenMetric chairperson, Prof Riri Fitri Sari was invited as a speaker in Qatar The IREG Forum 2017: ‘Excellence as the University Driving Force’ was co-organized by Qatar University and IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG Observatory) on March 13th -14th. There were 120 representatives universities from 35 countries and experts on academic rankings and higher education, including UI GreenMetric. The day one of the forum, the conference was opened by Jan Sadlak (President of the IREG Observatory) and Hassan Rashid Al-Derham (President of Qatar University).Then,  Keynote speeches was delivered by Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim (Board member at Qatar University and Economic Advisor for HH Emir Qatar in Amiri Diwan) and Francisco Marmolejo (Lead, Global Solutions Group in Tertiary Education and Lead Education Specialist for India, World Bank). Prof. Riri Fitri Sari as Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings was presence UI GreenMetric update article on the last session which was the sixth session parallel about New Rankings and Rankings-related Initiatives with Waldemar Siwi?ski (President, Perspektywy Education Foundation, Vice-President of IREG Observatory, Poland), Xuejun (Snow) Wang (Ranking Manager, and Shanghai Ranking Consultancy Ltd, China) Moderator of this session was Daniel Guhr, (Managing Director, The Illuminate Consulting Group, USA). In this session, Prof Riri Fitri Sari promoted the UI GreenMetric and presented the "Trend of Sustainable Campus in 2016 in the GreenMetric UI survey" Base on 2016 survey we found that among top 20 UI GreenMetric World Rankings which the average score (of each indicator) has reached more than 50% of the highest score (of each indicator). The highest achievement was for ‘waste’, followed by ‘water’, ‘education’, ‘setting and infrastructure’, ‘transportation’, and ‘energy and climate change’ criteria. The findings suggest that in order to make better impact to the global sustainability environment, universities need to put more efforts on the six criteria above, particularly on ‘energy and climate change’ since higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. The Forum was closed by President IREG and President of Qatar University, after the appointment of University of Hasselt, Belgium as the organizer of IREG-9 Conference in 2018. Afterward the Annual membership meeting was held, all conference participants were invited to join tour of the campus and Sustainability Research Center of Qatar University.

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