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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

The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Indonesia took place in a hybrid format from August 9th to 10th, 2023. Hosted by Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), this workshop brought together UI GreenMetric and ITERA to inspire other universities in Indonesia to adopt sustainable practices, aligning with UI GreenMetric's mission. This event also aligned with UI GreenMetric's first theme, "Shaping on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges." The workshop began with a warm welcome from Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Pugeg Aryantha, ITERA's Rector. Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, and Prof. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN)-Indonesia Coordinator, also shared their insights. Welcoming Speech from Rector of ITERA Welcoming Speech from Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric Welcoming Speech from UIGWURN-Indonesia Coordinator The first day delved into the progress of UIGWURN-Indonesia and discussed plans for 2024. This discussion ignited enthusiasm among universities to organize events that resonate with UI GreenMetric's priorities: shaping, creating, and partnering. The outcomes included: National Workshop on UI GreenMetric 2024, hosted by Universitas Tanjung Pura Workshop UI GreenMetric 2024 for the Central Part of Indonesia, hosted by Institut Teknologi Kalimantan Workshop on Scientific Writing, hosted by Universitas Airlangga Workshop UI GreenMetric 2024 for the Western Part of Indonesia, hosted by Institut Teknologi Batam Campus Waste Solution Team, hosted by UIN Mataram Infrastructure and Campus Environment, hosted by UNILA Energy and Climate Change, hosted by Universitas Negeri Malang Universitas Gadjah Mada's intention to host the next event (to be confirmed). UPN Veteran Yogyakarta's interest in hosting the "Partnering" event (to be confirmed) Presentation from UIGWURN-Indonesia Coordinator To wrap up the day, Governor Mr. Arinal Djunaidi hosted a delightful dinner. His encouraging words resonated, motivating universities to intensify their journey towards sustainability. Gala Dinner Bestowal of UI GreenMetric Plaque Bestowal of Governor of Lampung Plaque Subsequently, the second day commenced with a dance performance and a report from the Chairman of the Event, Mr. David R. Nangas, S.T., M.T., this was followed by speeches by Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Pugeg Aryantha, Rector of ITERA, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, and Mr. Kusnardi, Assistant 2 of Lampung Province. The official proceedings were inaugurated with the symbolic striking of a gong by Prof. Nyoman, accompanied by Prof. Riri and Mr. Kusnardi, followed by a group photo with the workshop participants. Dance Performance Report from Head of Committee Team of National Workshop Opening Speech from Rector of ITERA Opening Speech from Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Opening Speech from Assistance 2 of Lampung Province Opening Ceremony Group Photo The event progressed with the presentation of Session I by Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D., Acting Director-General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology, conducted in an online format. After Prof. Nizam's presentation, the event transitioned to a coffee break, accompanied by the presentation of Session II by Dr. Junaidi regarding the Explanation of UI GreenMetric and UI GWURN, UI GreenMetric Indicators and Questionnaire, and Prof. Ambariyanto's presentation on UIGWURN - Indonesia. Session 1: Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D. Session II: Dr. Djunaidi, S.S., M.A. Session II: Prof. Ambariyanto, M.Sc. Before concluding Session II, Prof. Dr. Garuda Wiko, S.H., M.Si., Rector of Universitas Tanjung Pura, joined via Zoom to announce his university to be the host of the National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Indonesia in the following year (2024). Announcement of Next Host for National Workshop Following the conclusion of Session II, the signing of the Declaration of UI GreenMetric Membership took place. The universities that signed the declaration included: Institut Teknologi Batam Universitas Islam Negeri Mataram Politeknik Perkeretaapian Indonesia Madiun Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta Universitas Widyatama Universitas Pelita Harapan Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Maulana Hassanudin Banten The Signing of the Declaration of Membership At exactly 11:00 AM local time, the event proceeded with the planting and inauguration of ITERA’S climbing plants at the ITERA Campus Location, led by the Rector of ITERA and participated in by all attendees. Planting of ITERA’S Climbing Plants After recess, the event then proceeded with the presentation of Session III material, which took place concurrently in two different rooms, namely rooms 3A and 3B. The session in room 3A discussed topics related to Infrastructure Management and Planning, Energy and Climate Change, and Waste Management, moderated by Dr. Eng. Rendy Perdana Khidmat, S.Pd., M.Eng, and featured three presenters: Dr. Karnaji, S.Sos., M.Si., Director of Logistics, Security, Order, and Environment at Universitas Airlangga: Infrastructure Management and Planning Dr. Ir. Radian, M.S., Vice Rector I of Universitas Tanjungpura: Energy and Climate Change Management Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Pugeg Aryantha, Rector of Institut Teknologi Sumatera: Waste Management Room 3A Situation Meanwhile, the session in room 3B covered topics related to Water Management, Transportation, Education, and Research, moderated by Dr. Eng. Ir. IB Ilham Malik, ST., M.T, IPM. The session featured three presenters: Dr. Ofik Taufik Purwadi, ST, MT, Chair of the Water and Sanitation Management Board at Universitas Lampung: Water Management Dr. Eng. Heriansyah Putra, S.Pd., M.Eng., Institut Pertanian Bogor: Transportation Management Supriatna Adhisuwignjo, ST., MT., Director of Politeknik Negeri Malang: Education Management Room 3B Situation During the second day of the workshop, participants who were both passionate and actively involved, including experts and scholars, shared their distinct viewpoints and personal encounters. This greatly enhanced the dialogues concerning endeavors towards sustainable campuses. Their combined engagement not only heightened the pool of shared insights but also nurtured a profound dedication and accountability to tackle the pressing issues of our era. The second day's schedule concluded with Prof. Nyoman and Prof. Riri delivering closing remarks, the bestowal of UI GreenMetric plaques to both ITERA and vice versa, and the ceremonial striking of the closing gong. As a part of the workshop's wrap-up, participants were invited to embark on a Campus Tour, exploring the fascinating Integrated Waste and Agro Center (IWACI) and the ITERA Botanical Garden. Campus Tour to IWACI (Integrated Waste and Agro Center) Campus Tour to ITERA Botanical Garden From the 2023 National UI GreenMetric Workshop for Universities in Indonesia, we aspire for this event to serve as a bridge connecting fruitful collaborations among UI GreenMetric participants hailing from diverse universities spanning across Indonesia. It's our hope that this gathering not only provides a platform for fresh insights and knowledge to invigorate UI GreenMetric's progress but also becomes a reservoir of new perspectives. Our gratitude extends to the the Rector and the sustainability team at ITERA, as well as to all the participants. Your unwavering spirit in propelling sustainability advancements and the valuable input shared with us, the UI GreenMetric team, and all those who contributed to the success of this event, is deeply appreciated. Live Streaming on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/n_65FZtVGas?feature=share

The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Islamic Universities in Indonesia, hosted by Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), was held in a hybrid format from 26th to 27th July 2023. This collaborative event between UI GreenMetric and UMY, one of the best Islamic universities in Indonesia, has provided a breath of fresh air and motivation for other Islamic universities to follow UI GreenMetric's path in achieving sustainable university practices. It also represents the third Thematic Priority of UI GreenMetric, "Partnering on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges." The first day commenced with an opening prayer and a welcoming speech from the Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, MP., IPM., ASEAN Eng. This was followed by opening remarks from Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, and the exchange of souvenirs. Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, MP., IPM Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. Exchange of Souvenirs The core of the workshop revolved around enlightening presentations given by distinguished speakers from various universities and stakeholders. The first session began with M. Denny Silaban, S.Si., M.T., representing Ir. Sigit Reliantoro, M.Sc, from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as the keynote speaker, emphasizing the importance of sustainability, especially among universities. His presentation highlighted the role of the government in supporting sustainability efforts through innovation and community partnerships in higher education. M. Denny Silaban, S.Si., M.T. The next session was moderated by Jasmine Savitri, S.IP., M.Cp., and started with Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric for Program, Communication, and Partnership, who introduced UI GreenMetric, its indicators, and questionnaire. He encouraged Islamic universities to actively contribute to sustainable development efforts. Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. Jasmine Savitri, S.IP., M.Cp. Following Dr. Junaidi's presentation, eight Islamic universities in Indonesia declared their participation in UI GreenMetric by signing the declaration form. The list of new members of UI GreenMetric includes: 1. Universitas Muhammadiyah Klaten 2. Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu 3. Universitas Darussalam Gontor 4. Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto 5. Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong 6. Universitas Islam Al-Ihya Kuningan 7. Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang 8. IAIN Kudus Declaration of 8 Universities as UI GreenMetric's New Member The workshop continued with the third session, moderated by Prof. Ir. Sri Atmaja P. Rosyidi, S.T., M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D., PE. This session included a presentation from the Rector of UMY, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, MP., IPM., ASEAN Eng., highlighting the infrastructure and setting of UMY. The next presentation was delivered by Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono, M.Kes., Professor of the Livestock sector at Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. His presentation focused on sustainability efforts in his campus, particularly in energy and climate change management through recent technology. The last presentation in this session was by Prof. Dr. Lily Surraya Eka P., M.Env.Stud., Director of SDGs Center of Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, who reflected on her campus's position in the UI GreenMetric Ranking and the efforts to increase its position. Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono, M.Kes., Prof. Dr. Lily Surraya Eka P., M.Env.Stud., Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, MP., IPM., ASEAN Eng., Prof. Ir. Sri Atmaja P. Rosyidi, S.T., M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D., PE. (from left to right) The final session included a discussion moderated by Arie Kusuma Paksi, S.IP., M.A., Ph.D., and presentations from Utik Bidayati, S.E., M.M., Vice-Rector of Finance, Property, and General Administration of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, discussing water management in Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, and Dr. Rustamadji, M.Si., Rector of Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah Sorong, presenting transportation management in his campus. Arie Kusuma Paksi, S.IP., M.A., Ph.D., Dr. Rustamadji, M.Si., and Utik Bidayati, S.E, M.M. (from left to right) Throughout the first day of the workshop, enthusiastic and engaged participants, including experts and academics, contributed their unique perspectives and experiences, enriching the discussions on campus sustainability efforts. Their collective involvement not only deepened the shared knowledge but also fostered a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to address the critical challenges of our time. The second day involved a local sustainable initiative tour, where the workshop participants were invited to Gambir Mukti, a climate program from Priyan's village, showcasing various sustainability efforts, such as overcoming the shortage of clean water supply by constructing biopores and infiltration ponds, conserving woody trees, and eco-friendly sprout production. Additionally, the waste from sprout production was used as animal feed, and the leftover water used to irrigate freshwater fish cultivation ponds. The program also involved a waste bank to support waste management efforts in Bantul Regency. Under the umbrella of the Gambira Mukti organization, the Priyan Climate Village Program aimed to manage both organic and inorganic waste, utilize livestock manure, achieve self-sufficient food security, innovate in irrigation systems, control climate-related diseases, promote biogas production, renewable energy, and energy-saving efforts. Local Sustainable Initiative Tour These fruitful two days of the workshop were filled with enthusiasm from both the visitors and the hosts, who shared their sustainability efforts not only within their campus areas but also in the local community. This workshop indeed served as a kickstart and a shining example to raise awareness and motivate other Islamic universities in Indonesia to follow suit. Live Streaming on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/73HeN8LesbI?feature=share Gallery:

UI GreenCityMetric Ranking 2023 Announcement and Awards for Indonesian Cities/Regencies The prestigious UI GreenCityMetric Ranking 2023 Announcement and Awards were held on Tuesday, 1st August 2023, at Balai Sidang Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok. The event was broadcasted through an interactive Zoom meeting and on YouTube, allowing a wide audience to join in the celebration. This hybrid gathering witnessed the physical presence of representatives from 28 Cities/Regencies, while 24 other Cities/Regencies actively participated online, making it a truly momentous occasion. It marks the second edition of the UI GreenCityMetric Ranking, which, in comparison to last year's participation of 34 Cities/Regencies, this year saw an impressive rise with a total of 58 Cities/Regencies taking part. The distinguished speakers, hailing from various esteemed institutions and government bodies in Indonesia, graced the event with their presence, emphasizing the importance of sustainable practices and their appreciation for UI GreenCityMetric and the 58 Cities/Regencies that actively participated in this year’s rankings to foster a sustainable future for Indonesia. The esteemed speakers included: 1. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, MM., MSc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric. 2. Dr. Nurtami, Ph.D., Sp,OF(K), Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Universitas Indonesia. 3. Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D., Plt. Director-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture. 4. Ir. Laksmi Dhewanthi, M.A., Director-General of Climate Change Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. 5. Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, M.Sc., Head of SDGs National Secretariat, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas. 6. Dr. Safrizal ZA, M.Si., Director-General of Regional Administration Development, Ministry of Home Affairs. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, MM., MSc. Dr. Nurtami, Ph.D., Sp,OF(K) Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D. 1 Ir. Laksmi Dhewanthi, M.A. Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, M.Sc. Dr. Safrizal ZA, M.Si. Each of the speakers delivered inspiring speeches, lauding the efforts put forth by UI GreenCityMetric and the participating Cities/Regencies in pursuing sustainability goals, ensuring a prosperous future for the nation. Following the speeches, the much-awaited announcement of the rankings from 1 to 58 was made by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric for Program, Communication, and Partnership. This momentous occasion continued with awards to the top 21 winners. Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. The esteemed awardees are as follows: 2023 Ten Most Sustainable Cities/Regencies in Indonesia: 1. City of Kediri, East Java 2. City of Surabaya, East Java 3. City of Madiun, East Java 4. City of Blitar, East Java 5. City of Pariaman, West Sumatra 6. City of Semarang, Central Java 7. City of Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan 8. City of Pasuruan, East Java 9. City of Padang, West Sumatra 10. City of Mojokerto, East Java. The 2023 Most Sustainable Cities/Regencies by Category: - Setting and infrastructure: City of Semarang - Energy and climate change: City of Blitar - Waste management: City of Madiun - Water management: City of Surabaya - Access and mobility: City of Kediri - Governance: City of Surabaya The 2023 Most Sustainably Improved City/Regency in Indonesia: City of Jambi, Jambi The 2023 Best New Participating City/Regency in Indonesia: City of Medan, North Sumatra 2023 Three Most Sustainable Regencies in Indonesia: 1. Regency of Wonogiri, Central Java 2. Regency of Badung, Bali 3. Regency of Sragen, Central Java The awards were presented by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, MM., MSc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric; Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric for Program, Communication, and Partnership; Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., Expert Member of Research and Development of UI GreenMetric; Dr. Nurtami, Ph.D., Sp,OF(K), Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Universitas Indonesia; Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, M.Sc., Head of SDGs National Secretariat, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas; Dr. Safrizal ZA‎, M.Si‎., Director-General of Regional Administration Development, Ministry of Home Affairs; and Mr. Amron, M.T., Director of Urban Areas and National Boundaries. The awardees (top 3) had the opportunity to express their gratitude and deliver speeches, reflecting on their sustainability achievements. The event was a resounding success and concluded with Prof. Riri Fitri Sari delivering closing remarks, inspiring all participants to continue their commitment towards a greener and sustainable future for Indonesia and the world. Live streaming on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/lOP0MShKWL4?feature=share Gallery:

"University’s Commitment in Creating a Sustainable Green Campus" The National Workshop on campus infrastructure and environment, hosted by Universitas Wiraraja, was a hybrid event held from 11th - 13th July 2023. This workshop emerged from a fruitful collaboration between the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Network (UIGWURN) of Campus Infrastructure and Environment, consisting of 16 esteemed universities in Indonesia. The event represents the third Thematic Priority of UI GreenMetric, "Partnering on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges." The workshop commenced with an engaging video profile showcasing Universitas Wiraraja and UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. The opening remarks were delivered by distinguished stakeholders. Dr. Sjaifurrachman, S.H., C.N., M.H., the Rector of Universitas Wiraraja, initiated the dialogue, followed by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, who participated online, and Hj. Dewi Khalifah, S.H., M.H., M.Pd.I., representing Regent of Sumenep, Mr. Achmad Fauzi, S.H., M.H. Dr. Sjaifurrachman, S.H., C.N., M.H., Rector of Universitas Wiraraja Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Hj. Dewi Khalifah, S.H., M.H., M.Pd.I., Representative of Sumenep Regency The core of the workshop centered on the enlightening presentations given by distinguished speakers, guided by the adept moderation of Dr. Wilda Rasaili, S.Ip., M.A. First on the stage was Ir. I Gusti Ngurah Antaryama, Ph.D., from the Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), who illuminated the implementation and principles of a green campus master plan, showcasing ITS's own green campus initiatives. Moderator, Dr. Wilda Rasaili, S.Ip., M.A. The first speaker, Ir. I Gusti Ngurah Antaryama, Ph.D Dr. Junaidi S.S., M.A., the Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, then presented on university commitment to creating sustainable green campuses, sharing UI GreenMetric's updated indicators and exemplifying best practices in Setting & Infrastructure from universities worldwide which are the members of UI GreenMetric Rankings. The second speaker, Dr. Junaidi S.S., M.A. Continuing the engaging flow of knowledge, Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajad, Head of Sustainability Campus of Universitas Sultan Agung Tirtayasa, explained on campus infrastructure development and the green building concept. His presentation featured the significance of green buildings, emphasizing the successful implementation of green building strategies on his campus. The third speaker, Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajad Last speaker, Ms. Ika Listiani, M.Si., from the Sustainability Campus Team, UIN Raden Intan Lampung, elaborated on the development of environmentally friendly infrastructure at her institution, showcasing best practices and campus efforts. The fourth speaker, Ms. Ika Listiani, M.Si. Throughout the event, enthusiastic and engaged participants, including experts, academics, and governments, contributed their unique perspectives and experiences, enriching the discussions on campus infrastructure and environment. Their collective involvement not only deepened the knowledge shared but also fostered a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to address the critical challenges of our time. The workshop undoubtedly sparked a united determination to advance sustainability efforts in campus infrastructures and environmental practices. Gallery:

The National Workshop on Energy and Climate Change, hosted by Universitas Pattimura (UNPATTI), was a hybrid event that took place from Tuesday to Thursday, 6th - 8th June 2023. This workshop was formed based on the collaboration of the UI GreenMetric energy and climate change team, consisting of 36 universities in Indonesia. This also represents the third Thematic Priority of UI GreenMetric, which is Partnering on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges. The workshop commenced with an engaging video profile from Universitas Pattimura and UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. This was followed by a comprehensive report from Dr. Petrus Lapu, S.Si, M.Si, the Chair of UI GreenMetric's National Workshop Committee, highlighting key insights and objectives. The event was graced with opening remarks from distinguished individuals including Prof. Dr. Fredy Leiwakabessy, M.Pd, the Vice-Rector of Universitas Pattimura, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A, the Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, and lastly, Drs. Bodewin M. Wattimena, M.Si, the Mayor of Ambon, who emphasized the importance of addressing energy and climate change issues. The workshop provided a platform for experts and academics to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and develop strategies to combat the challenges posed by climate change. Report from Dr. Petrus Lapu, S.Si, M.Si. as The Committee of UI GreenMetric’s National Workshop Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Fredy Leiwakabessy, M.Pd as Vice-Rector of Universitas Pattimura Opening Remarks from Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. as Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric Opening Remarks from Drs. Bodewin M. Wattimena, M.Si, as the Mayor of Ambon Following the opening remarks from the esteemed leaders of UNPATTI, UI GreenMetric, and Ambon City, the event commenced with a prayer recital and was then taken over by the moderator, Dr. A. Netty Siahaya, S.Pd., M.Si. Dr. Siahaya skillfully introduced each speaker, beginning with Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., as the Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Bruri Triyono as the Head of the International Office and WCU at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Dr. Dwi Marta Nurjaya, S.T., M.T. as the Director of Operations and Facilities Maintenance at Universitas Indonesia, lastly, Suci Wulan Pawhestri, M.Si. as the Leader of the UI GreenMetric Team at UIN Raden Intan Lampung. Speakers Introduction from Dr. A. Netty Siahaya, S.Pd., M.Si. The presentation began with Dr. Junaidi, who delivered a comprehensive introduction to UI GreenMetric, covering its vision, mission, and current development initiatives. Dr. Junaidi elaborated on the organization's commitment to promoting sustainability in higher education institutions worldwide. He discussed the evolution of UI GreenMetric and highlighted the significance of their questionnaire, which serves as a crucial tool for assessing environmental sustainability practices in universities. Dr. Junaidi's insightful presentation provided attendees with a deeper understanding of UI GreenMetric's goals and methodologies, setting the stage for further discussions and exploration of sustainable practices in the workshop. The First Speaker, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. Continuing the lineup of distinguished speakers, Prof. Bruri Triyono took the stage and delivered a comprehensive and insightful presentation on Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta's progressive policy for implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures on their campus. With great expertise, Prof. Triyono highlighted the institution's dedicated efforts, practical implementations, and ongoing developments in the realm of sustainable energy practices. He shared case studies and showcased the tangible outcomes achieved through their initiatives. Prof. Triyono's presentation not only inspired the audience but also provided valuable insights into the practical application of renewable energy and energy efficiency within a university setting. The Second Speaker, Prof. Bruri Triyono Continuing with the lineup of impactful presentations, Suci Wulan Pawhestri, M.Si., took the stage to deliver an in-depth and comprehensive explanation of the strategies and challenges involved in increasing energy efficiency on campuses to achieve climate change mitigation. With her extensive expertise, she delved into the challenges of implementing effective energy efficiency measures within educational institutions. Her presentation provided an in-depth analysis of the various strategies employed to optimize energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainability on campus. Drawing from her experiences at UIN Raden Intan Lampung, she shared practical examples, showcasing the practices and initiatives implemented at her institution. The Third Speaker, Suci Wulan Pawhestri, M.Si. Last but not least, Dr. Dwi Marta Nurjaya, S.T., M.T., delivered an insightful presentation that shed light on the master plan of Universitas Indonesia regarding campus direction and its policy on energy and climate change, with the ultimate goal of achieving a sustainable campus. Dr. Nurjaya's presentation encompassed various crucial aspects, including the significant role universities play in driving sustainability, the criteria of the university's own policies, and the guidelines to be followed. He explored the multifaceted approach taken by Universitas Indonesia in addressing energy and climate change challenges. The presentation not only emphasized the importance of adopting sustainable practices but also highlighted the proactive measures that universities can implement to become agents of positive change. The Fourth Speaker, Dr. Dwi Marta Nurjaya, S.T., M.T. The event progressed seamlessly, fueled by the purposive enthusiasm of the participants, who actively engaged in thought-provoking discussions and eagerly posed insightful questions. Participants from diverse backgrounds, including experts, academics, and policymakers, brought forth their unique perspectives and experiences, enriching the overall discourse on energy and climate change. Their active participation not only enhanced the depth of knowledge shared during the event but also fostered a sense of collective responsibility and commitment towards addressing the pressing challenges of our time. Q&A Session The first day of the workshop concluded on a high note with a captivating music show, creating. Additionally, a dynamic Forum Group Discussion took place, generating fruitful discussions on various topics such as UI GreenMetric Rankings and Evaluation, as well as strategies for achieving a sustainable campus through energy efficiency and renewable energy. The participants actively shared their insights, experiences, and innovative approaches, contributing to a rich and diverse exchange of ideas. The discussions fueled a sense of collective determination and commitment to address energy and climate change challenges. Forum Group Discussion The following two days of the workshop were filled with engaging activities aimed at hands-on experiences and practical learning. The participants came together for a meaningful tree planting activity at Unpatti's premises, symbolizing their commitment to environmental sustainability and leaving a lasting impact on the local ecosystem. Furthermore, the participants embarked on a site visit to Unpatti's campus, where they had the opportunity to witness firsthand the remarkable strides made by Unpatti in harnessing renewable energy sources. The site visit showcased the practical implementations and achievements of Unpatti in utilizing renewable energy technologies, inspiring participants with tangible examples of sustainable campus development. Overall, the combination of thought-provoking discussions, experiential activities, and site visits provided a holistic learning experience, empowering participants with the knowledge, inspiration, and practical strategies needed to advance energy efficiency and sustainability efforts on their own campuses. Gallery:

The dinner and awards for participants of the 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric provided a dinner with celebratory and uplifting atmosphere, honoring the dedicated universities who has played a vital role in promoting sustainability and managing the rankings in their respective countries. Dinner UI GreenMetric Awardees The 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM 2023) was successfully held from 15th to 17th June 2023 in collaboration with the University of Minho, Portugal. With the theme of "Innovation, Impacts, and Future Direction of Sustainable Universities," the event aimed to foster sustainable practices in higher education institutions and promote global cooperation in sustainability management. Followed by 70 Universities from 30 Countries around the world. (Rectors, Speakers, and Participants at IWGM 2023) List of collaborating Universities at IWGM 2023: 1. Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil 2. University of Campinas, Brazil 3. State University of Northern Paraná, Brazil 4. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ STATE, Brazil 5. Senac University Center, Brazil 6. Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of the South of Minas Gerais – IFSULDEMINAS, Brazil 7. FACENS, Brazil 8. UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO AMAZONAS -UFAM, Brazil 9. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil 10. Universidad El Bosque, Colombia 11. Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 12. Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia 13. FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD DE AMERICA, Colombia 14. Cyprus International University, Cyprus 15. Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador 16. Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador 17. Ain Shams University, Egypt 18. Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia 19. Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany 20. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 21. Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary 22. Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungary 23. Óbuda University, Hungary 24. Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia 25. IPB University, Indonesia 26. Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia 27. Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia 28. Telkom University, Indonesia 29. Universitas Samudra, Indonesia 30. Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia 31. Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung, Indonesia 32. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia 33. Al_Muthanna university, Iraq 34. AlMustaqbal University, Iraq 35. University College Cork, Ireland 36. Hebrew University, Israel 37. Politecnico di Torino, Italy 38. University of L’Aquila, Italy 39. University of Camerino, Italy 40. DOMUS ACADEMY, Italy 41. CETYS University, Mexico 42. University Mediterranean, Montenegro 43. Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands 44. Lagos State University, Nigeria 45. Batangas State University, Philippines 46. De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Philippines 47. Universidade do Minho, Portugal 48. NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal 49. Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia 50. University of Maribor, Slovenia 51. University of Alcalá, Spain 52. University of A Coruña, Spain 53. University of Valladolid, Spain 54. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain 55. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology(NPUST), Taiwan 56. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand 57. Mahidol University, Thailand 58. Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Thailand 59. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 60. Siam University, Thailand 61. Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand 62. Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 63. OSTIM Technical University, Turkey 64. Bartin University Kutlubey Kampus, Turkey 65. Gazi University, Turkey 66. Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan 67. University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 68. Royal College of Music, United Kingdom 69. University of California, USA 70. Tashkent State Pedagogical University, Uzbekistan Workshop Activities First day of the Workshop, the opening season at Law School, Welcome Speech from Prof. Rui Vieira de Castro, Rector, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson, UI GreenMetric and HE Mr. Luciano Coelho da Silva, Honorary Consul of Indonesia in Porto, Portugal. (Opening speech from Prof Riri (left), Prof Rui (middle), H.E. Luciano (right)) Keynote Speech from Dr. Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga, Portugal about UMinho within a city with a strong perspective on sustainability. (Speech from Dr. Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga, Portugal) The signing of the Declaration of Membership of UI GreenMetric Network Plaque Awarding for the host Presentation held in Parallel Sessions 1, 2, and 3 A & B about 6 indicators of UI Greenmetric (Energy & Climate Change, Setting & Infrastructure, Transportation, Water, Waste, and Education & Research). The speakers presented their initiatives, showcasing their outstanding performances and sharing their experiences in university. Poster Sessions. A total of 44 posters were accepted and displayed during the workshop. This poster session provided an opportunity for participants to visually present their work and engage in discussions with other attendees. (Poster Sessions of IWGM 2023) Day 3 of the workshop there was Complia mentary Social Tour (Optional). With the Registration at Meeting Point – UMinho Gualtar Campus South Entry - Prometheus Statue and Transfer and Exploring Braga (Bom-Jesus, Sameiro and the center of Braga) (City Tour and Networking Event) Conclusion The 9th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric successfully achieved its objectives of promoting sustainable universities, facilitating knowledge exchange, and encouraging global collaboration. Through keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions, workgroup sessions, and networking opportunities, the workshop fostered a vibrant environment of learning, sharing, and cooperation. The outcomes and impacts of the workshop will contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for higher education institutions worldwide. Article by: Dian, Yovita, Sabrina Source: https://iwgm.ui.ac.id/ Photo by: UMihno Photography Team

The 7th Steering Committee Meeting: Reports and Future Plan Activities UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) At Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal On Thursday, June 15, 2023, the National Coordinators of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings gathered at IBS, Universidade do Minho in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of the meeting was to present the reports and future plans activities of each university regarding their sustainability efforts. This 7th Steering Committee meeting was attended by a total of 30 participants, representing 21 universities from 15 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan. 15 participants were direct representatives of their respective universities, while the remaining 6 were unable to attend but sent their reports and future plans to be read by a UI GreenMetric representative. Opening of the 7th Steering Committee Meeting The list of national coordinators who presented from each university is as follows: Prof. Miguel Bandeira, Pro-Rector for Sustainability, University of Minho, Portugal Prof. Ir. Pablo Vanegas, PhD, Vice-Rector Research and Graduate Studies, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D., Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development, Mahidol University, Thailand Prof. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., Ph.D, Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Collaboration, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia Assoc.Prof.Dr. Abror Juraev, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan Prof. Anna Tozzi, Rector consultant, University of L'Aquila, Italy Prof. Habib Fardoun, Executive Committee Member, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Saudi Arabia Prof. Patricia Iglecias, Representative of Rector, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. Prof. Dr. Vincent Ru-Chu Shih, Representative of President, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan Dr. Maria Kirrane, Representative of President, University of College Cork, Ireland Anna Schmidt Fiedler, Representative of Rector, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland Prof. Dr. Tevhide Serra Gorpe, Representative of University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Prof.Dott. Ing. MGO. Jaime Alberto Romero-Infante, Representative of Rector, El Bosque University, Colombia Cristina Muñoz Corsini, Director, Campus Plannig and Design, University of Navarra, Spain Tünde Kulcsár, Representative of Rector, University of Pécs, Hungary The reports of the following 6 universities were read by Dr. Junaidi, MA, Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric: University of Szeged, Hungary Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Kazakhstan Riga Technical University, Latvia Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia University of Zanjan, Iran RUDN: People’s Friendship University of Russia, Russia The presence of national coordinators in this meeting will provide an opportunity to address crucial inquiries regarding the responsibilities of universities in global sustainability challenges. The primary objective is to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among universities worldwide in addressing sustainability issues. Distinguished experts, rectors, deans, senior representatives, academics, and members of the UI GreenMetric secretariat will be in attendance. The discussion will revolve around the following key areas: Ongoing efforts in establishing a strategic network within each member country Necessary actions to implement strategic frameworks effectively. Exploring avenues for collective collaboration within the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network. Following this meeting and the collaborative efforts in organizing sustainability-related events, 6 renowned institutions have committed to conducting research collaboration. These institutions include El Bosque University in Colombia, University of L'Aquila in Italy, University of Sharjah in the UAE, University College Cork in Ireland, Universitas Diponegoro in Indonesia, and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. This research will contribute to further advancements in sustainable practices, fostering a global impact. National Coordinators of UI GreenMetric UI GreenMetric aims for this meeting to serve as a platform for National Coordinators to generate new ideas, engage in discussions, and collaborate on addressing future environmental concerns, fostering more active engagement within the UI GreenMetric green campus and sustainable agenda. Gallery: Article by: Yovita, Dian, Sabrina Source: https://iwgm.ui.ac.id/ Photo by: UMihno Photography Team

The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Uzbekistan, hosted by Bukhara State University, took place on May 26th-27th, 2023. The workshop brought together several stakeholders from universities in Uzbekistan, including the Rector of Bukhara State University, the Rector of Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute, the Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University, the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Tashkent State Agrarian University, and the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Bukhara State University. The first day of the workshop commenced at 9:00 AM (GMT+5) with an opening address by Abror Juraev, Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Bukhara State University. He warmly welcomed all the participants and introduced the speakers from UI GreenMetric. The session began with a video profile showcasing Bukhara State University and UI GreenMetric. Opening of the National Workshop Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric, had the honour of presenting first. He provided an overview of UI GreenMetric, including the general results of Uzbekistan's universities in the 2022 rankings. He also delved into a detailed description of each UI GreenMetric indicator, emphasizing the importance of providing evidence to enhance a university's rankings. Presentation from Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., the Expert Member of UI GreenMetric National Workshop Situation Following a break, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr., Vice Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric, took the floor to introduce UI GreenMetric comprehensively. He discussed its vision, mission, participation guidelines, timeline, thematic priorities, service packages, and shared the latest updates and developments from UI GreenMetric. The discussion was then opened for participants to ask questions to the speakers. Presentation from Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr. Vice Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric Question and Answer Situations After the Q&A session, the presentations continued with Prof. Alisher Usmankulov from Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute. He shared his university's experience participating in UI GreenMetric's rankings and discussed the challenges and practices in managing waste. Prof. Alisher Usmankulov from Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Vice Rector of Tashkent State Agrarian University, followed with a presentation on his university. He provided an overview of its history, development, and efforts in achieving sustainability. Dr. Abduvasikov also explained the transportation solutions implemented at his university and presented the results of these initiatives. Presentation from Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Vice Rector from Tashkent State Agrarian University The presentations proceeded with Sardor Donaev, Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University, who introduced his university, highlighted its educational initiatives and programs, discussed Tashkent Technical University's performance in UI GreenMetric rankings, and shared valuable lessons learned, practices, and suggestions for managing water in the university. Presentation from Sardor Donaev, Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University Finally, Prof. Khamidov Obidjon Khafizovich, Rector of Bukhara State University, took the stage and elaborated on his university's green programs, such as the utilization of renewable energy, greening territory plans, and scholarly publications related to sustainability as a practice in education management. He also showcased sustainability-related startup projects and programs initiated by the university. On the second day of the workshop, participants had the opportunity to visit various sites and tour the campuses to witness firsthand the sustainability practices implemented by Bukhara State University. Gallery: Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/eThSY7F3LaY?feature=share

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