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The three days Saudi Arabia National Workshop of UI GreenMetric was completed on May 4th 2018. It was hosted by the King Abdulaziz University (KAU). The workshop was held on 1, 2 and 4 May 2018, aimed to enhance the participation of Saudi Arabia universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. The Workshop was attended by 27 participants from 3 Universities in Saudi Arabia i.e. King Abdulaziz University Majmaah University, University of Jeddah. The workshop was managed by the Vice Rector of King Abdulaziz University, Prof. Amin Naoman and attended by Dean and Vice Dean from KAU.  In addition the UI team also visit to the University of Ummul Quro, Islamic University of Madinah and King Abdulaziz University. The visit was facilitated University meeting By Dr. Habib Fardoun of KAU. On the 1st of May 2018, UI GreenMetric delegation visited the University of Ummul Quro, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Despite the country's characteristic of arid cilmate, the University of Ummul Quro seeks to create a green field in a campus environment with large differences of views. The visit was hosted by Prof. Dr. Abdul Majeed Alghandi, the Vice Rector of Ummul Quro University. On the 4th May 2018, the main event of the UI GreenMetric Workshop was held in Auditorium of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The head of Research of Climate Change of King Abdulaziz University presented their achievements. King Abdulaziz University conveys the efforts that have been made in environmental sustainability. In general, the participants are those who play an university important role in policy making and implementation of sustainability in their respective campuses such as vice rectors, directors, and directorates of facilities, as well as vice deans related to infrastructure and general and sustainability office. In addition, GreenMetric UI delegates have also been given the opportunity to visit High Performance Computing Data Centre and the Climate Change Center. On this occasion in addition to showing their own laboratories, KAU also presented some of the research achievements. On the third day, GreenMetric UI Team made a visit to the Islamic University of Madinah, Medina, Saudi Arabia. On this occasion GreenMetric UI Team discussed with Prof. Dr. Mohammad Arahman Qadah (Vice-Chancellor of International Cooperation & Knowledge Exchange) and Dr. Mohamed Qori related to efforts made by Islamic University of Madinah to keep the environment on campus.

The 2 days Caspian Regional Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings was completed on April 25th 2018. It wast hosted by Atyrau State University, Kazakhstan. The workshop was held on 24-25 April, aimed to enhance the participation of Caspian universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. It was attended by 6 universities and 1 environment consultant, they are Atyrau State University, Nazarbayev University, People’s Friendship University of Rusia (RUDN), Kazakh National Agrarian University (KazNAU), Kazakh National University, NARXOZ University, dan TOLI Global Solutions Limited. In the first day, the opening was welcomed speech by rector Atyrau State University, Prof. Taltenov Abzal, and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric. The first session, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha described the current condition of UI GreenMetric and the future challenges. The second presentation was presented by Dr. Baiduri Widanarko who discussed about GreenMetric UI indicators and data delivery, including introduction of login and data input in the UI GreenMetric 2018 online questionnaire. The third presentation was delivered by Ms. Assel Bizhanova, LEED GA (Specialist of Green Campus office and Sustainable Development, Nazarbayev University), who introduced best practice around Nazarbayev University's efforts to realize Green Campus through various activities such as renewable energy procurement, waste management and other UI GreenMetric indicators. Nazarbayev also confirmed to join and fill out the questionnaire UI GreenMetric 2018. The second session, some universities presented their experiences in sustainability chaired by Dr. Dinara Tuyakova (Director of Development Department, Atyrau State University) with theme “Implementation of Sustainability Policies in the Universities”. There were 6 speakers from Prof. Margarita Redina (Dean of the Faculty of Ecology, People’s Friendship University of Rusia) via Skype, Dr. Erzhan Kentbayev (Head of the Department of Forest Resources and Hunting, Kazakh National Agrarian University), Dr. Dinara Tuyakova (Development Department Director, Atyrau State University), Marina Skiba (Advisor to the Rector, NARXOZ University), Ms. Ulzhan Shilibekova (Director of Business Incubator, Atyrau State University) and Mr. Tony Mason (Branch Manager, TOLI Global Solutions Limited). The second session was concluded with open discussion and wrap up (closing remarks) from Dr. Dinara Tuyakova representing Rector of Atyrau State University, and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, representing the UI GreenMetric. After the second session it was continued with campus tour, among others visiting the (front) campus which will be developed access road / pedestrian and green space connecting from dormitory to campus, visiting hall / gymnasium, gazebo model with solar panel roof for charging area, visiting lecturer research and student handicraft exhibition, visiting research laboratory, and Eco-campus room allocated for student activities and sustainability campus program.

The University of Zanjan is the hosts of the National Workshop and Technical Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. It is conducted in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Green University from February 6 to 7, 2018. The 2 days Iran National Workshop of UI GreenMetric was completed on February 7th 2018. It was hosted by the Ferdowsi and the Iranian Ministry of Research and Education. The workshop was held on 6 and 7 February, aimed to enhance the participation of Iran universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. In the 4th of February 2018, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric and Mr. Junaidi, M. A, an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric visited the University of Zanjan, in Zanjan City (3 hours from Tehran by Car). The visit to Iran area continued by flight trip to Mashhad City (the second largest City of Tehran) where the Iranian Government conducted their 1st International Conference on Green University. The opening ceremony of the 1st International Green University Conference was held on 6 February at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Mansoor Gholami (Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology), Dr. Mohammad Kafi (President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad), Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro (President of ECO Science Foundation), and delegates of the Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) of Iran and the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, UNESCO, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and IUCN. The conference was attended by more than 450 participants from universities all over Iran. In the second day, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari from UI GreenMetric acted as the resource person first who delivered her keynote speeches to the large audience in Auditorium of Mashhad University. Speakers and panelists from over 10 countries and 25 academic institutions also shared their experience and best practices in the field of sustainable development on green campuses emphasizing the following topics: National and International Practice, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Water Management, Waste Management, Energy Consumption Management, Green Transportation, Green IT, Sustainable Campus Planning and Design. Statically, this event is recorded with the largest UI GreenMetric presentation audience, in which the conducted a green initiative and movement throughout the universities all over Iran. The 2020 Global workshop of UI GreenMetric will be held in Iran, in which the national workshop will also takes place in parallel.

Surabaya (beritajatim.com) - Bersaing dengan 618 perguruan tinggi seluruh dunia, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya berhasil bertengger di peringkat 57 versi UI Green Metric World University Ranking tahun 2017. Pemeringkatan yang sudah berjalan delapan tahun ini berlandaskan tiga filosofi E’s, yaitu kualitas lingkungan (environment), ekonomi (economy), dan keadilan (equity). Selain itu, hasil pemeringkatan UI Green Metric World University Ranking 2017 yang telah dirilis secara resmi di kampus UI Depok pada 11 Desember lalu. ITS juga menduduki peringkat ketiga se Indonesia dibawah Universitas Indonesia (UI) dan Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB). Sekretaris ITS, Dr Dra Agnes Tuti Rumiati MSc mengungkapkan bahwa capaian ini berkat dari pengembangan dalam bidang pengelolaan berbasis lingkungan atau yang disebut "ITS Smart Eco Campus". "Program itu kami yakini bahwa perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi mampu berjalan selaras dengan alam. Sehingga segala inisiatif ITS menciptakan pembangunan berkelanjutan di lingkungan kampus dengan memanfaatkan teknologi dan ilmu pengetahuan yang dikembangkan dalam kampus," ungkap Agnes dalam jumpa pers, Rabu (13/12/2017). Ia mengatakan, program yang telah diusung sejak tahun 2011 ini adalah komitmen ITS untuk bisa berperan aktif dalam penerapan gaya hidup yang berwawasan lingkungan, yang artinya setiap elemen kampus untuk menciptakan pembangunan yang ramah lingkungan. "Tahun ini, ITS di antaranya menelurkan inovasi bus kampus gratis, bus listrik, produksi massal motor listrik GESITS, mobil hemat energi Sapuangin XI Evo, dan banyak inovasi lainnya," papar dosen Departemen Statistika ITS ini. Ia menlanjutkan, ITS bahkan berhasil mengungguli UI dalam aspek energi dan perubahan iklim dengan raihan sebesar 1.326 poin. Dan di dalam penilaiannya terdapat lima aspek diantaranya dalam pemeringkatan Green Metic University 2017 ini yaitu kualitas infrasturktur kampus (15 persen), pengelolaan sampah (18 persen), penggunaan air (10 persen), transportasi (18 persen), dan pendidikan (18 persen). "Total keseluruhan poin yang diraih ITS yaitu 6.059 poin. Hanya terpaut 7 poin dengan IPB yang berhasil bercokol di posisi kedua se-Indonesia," tuturnya. [ito/suf]   Source : ITS Raih Peringkat 57 Dunia Versi UI Green Metric World University

Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 17 Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric Rankings 2017, an international ranking which measures how green is campus, has placed the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, at rank 1. Its world rank is 164. Among Indian institiutions, it is followed by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education at 221st rank and Mangalore University at 231st position.A total of 619 universities across the world in the country were of IIITM, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Mangalore University.This year, the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, HP, whose world rank is 318th, is at 8th rank in India, while Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, which is placed at 541st rank globally, is at 14th rank at national level. Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been ranked 21 in the country while its world ranking is at 593rd. In 2016, 516 universities participated and the PU was at 486th position while nationally it was at 19th rank. Methodology Setting and green spaces contribute 15 per cent while about 21 per cent marks are given on energy-efficient appliances usage, renewable energy usage policy, total electricity use, energy conservation programme, green building, climate change adaptation and mitigation programme and greenhouse gas emission reductions policy. About 18 per cent marks are for waste treatment and recycling. As many as 18 per cent marks are for transportation policy to limit the number of motor vehicles on the campus and use of campus bus and bicycle, and also the pedestrian policy, which encourages students and staff to walk around the campus and avoid using private vehicles. Quantum of water usage has 10 per cent marks. Education criteria which has 18 per cent marks, is based on the thought that the university has an important role in creating the new generation concern with sustainability issues. Here, number of courses, publications, events, funds available related to environment and sustainability are evaluated.   Source : PU at 21st position in UI GreenMetric Rankings

La Universidad Autónoma de Occidente ocupó el puesto 67 en la clasificación UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, publicada por la Universidad de Indonesia. La Universidad Autónoma de Occidente de Cali es la primera más sostenible de Colombia y tercera de Latinoamérica, según la clasificación UI GreenMetric World University Ranking que publicó la Universidad de Indonesia. En el ranking, que evaluó la sostenibilidad ambiental de 619 instituciones de educación superior a nivel mundial en 2017, la universidad colombiana ocupó el puesto 67. Lea también: La sostenibilidad no llega a los territorios.  Este logro supone un avance en las acciones académicas, de investigación y de proyección social, realizadas en el marco del proyecto Campus Sostenible, que promueve el compromiso y la responsabilidad ambiental en la universidad, teniendo en cuenta que el año anterior estuvo en el puesto 154 de ranking, y en el 163 para el 2015. Puede leer: La universidad privada más verde. “Pienso que este ranking es una forma de medir la sostenibilidad universitaria y su nueva forma de evaluación replanteó a muchas universidades en el ranking para ser más evidente y menos cuantitativo. Nos vimos beneficiados porque pudimos mostrar mucho más de nuestras acciones sostenibles”, aseguró Carlos Borrero, miembro del proyecto Campus Sostenible. Para reconocer los campus universitarios más verdes del mundo, la Universidad de Indonesia tiene en cuenta factores como los logros en temas relacionados con entorno y la infraestrucura, en el cual laAutónoma de Occidente obtuvo un puntaje de 677; energía y cambio climático, 1.191; agua, 750; residuos, 1.551; transporte, 811; y educación, 965 puntos. Así, la institución logró una sumatoria de 5.245 puntos. “La forma de calificar de la Universidad de Indonesia en el GreenMetric cambió, ya no solo solicitan datos sino evidencias. Por ello, enviamos archivos, fotografías y vídeos de las acciones sostenibles de las cuales tenemos la información actualizada y de nuestra mejora continua”, sostuvo Borrero. ¿Cómo lo lograron? El ascenso continuo de la Universidad Autónoma de Occidente en el ranking se debe, sobre todo, a la realización de proyectos que contribuyen a la producción de energía limpia. Lea también: Promueven la hidroelectricidad como fuente de energía limpia y sostenible. “Influyó en el tema de energía, la segunda fase del Sistema Solar Fotovoltaico, proyectos como el cambio de iluminación fluorescente ailuminación LED y el cambio de tecnología del sistema de enfriamiento del aire acondicionado del Edificio Central. Estos aspectos mejoraron la eficiencia y automatización del Campus”, indicó Borrero. Agregó que, para el año 2018, la universidad cuenta con varias iniciativas de sostenibilidad enmarcadas dentro del proyecto de Campus Sostenible y del Plan 2030 de la Institución. “Seguiremos trabajando en acciones que contribuyan a ser más eficientes, debido a que el próximo año habrá más consumo energético con el ingreso de ascensores en los edificios de aulas y en Bienestar Universitario, así como el sistema de aires acondicionados en los salones de clases. Por ello, debemos ocuparnos por adquirir ascensores y aires acondicionados eficientes y que produzcan el menor impacto para el ambiente”, precisó Borrero. Otra de las acciones que tienen pensadas es fortalecer el tema académico, de investigación y cultura. “La idea es impactar con proyectos sostenibles las obras que desarrolle la universidad en su crecimiento locativo, a mediano plazo”, concluye Carlos Borrero. En contexto El ranking GreenMetric-GM- se realiza desde el año 2010, con el fin de proporcionar un perfil de las universidades que están comprometidas con generar un impacto positivo en cuanto a las temáticas ambientales. Destacar a las instituciones que hacen una operación administrativa y educativa sostenible y sustentable, ya que ayudan a reducir las emisiones de carbono a través del uso eficiente de la energía, la ecologización del campus y la gestión y reciclaje de sus residuos. El ranking 2017 liderado, con 7.552 puntos, por la Universidad de Wageningen y Centro de Investigación en Países Bajos, cuenta con cinco universidades de Inglaterra, dos de Estados Unidos, una de Italia y de una de Alemania en el top 10. Otras universidades del continente que se encuentran en el ranking del top 100 son la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en el puesto 69, Universidad del Rosario en el 72, Fundación Universidad del Norte Barranquilla en el 85 y la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon en el puesto 89. Puede leer: La casa sostenible de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. Source : Universidad caleña está entre las más sostenibles del mundo, según GreenMetric

Wageningen University & Research is the greenest and most sustainable university in the world, according to the latest GreenMetric ranking by Universitas Indonesia (UI), where Wageningen takes the top spot. WUR appeared on the ranking for the first time three years ago at 36th place. Every year the University of Indonesia ranks how universities around the world deal with for example CO2 emissions, chemical waste and water recycling, on the basis of questionnaires and a panel of experts. The university scoring the best in all the categories is permitted to call itself the world’s greenest and most sustainable in the world for one year. Wageningen scored most points in the category Waste. The maximum points were scored in this category. The least points were achieved in the category Transport. Wageningen has leaped up the rankings looking at the past three years, with first place this year as the highpoint. According to Erna Maters, member of staff responsible for corporate social responsibility (CSR), first place was achieved primarily as a result of the evidence. “This year we have simply had to submit a lot of evidence to back up our claims. We were able to do this in a very sound way, and that I believe is an important reason for our top position.” This year, a total of 619 universities from 76 countries participated in the UI GreenMetric ranking.  Source : Wageningen - the world's greenest university

UNIVERSITAS Indonesia (UI) menduduki peringkat ke-23 sebagai kampus terhijau (ramah lingkungan) dunia versi UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2017, atau mengalami penaikan dari tahun sebelumnya yang berada pada peringkat ke-31 dunia. "UI melalui UI Green Metric konsisten mempertahankan kepeloporannya dalam pemeringkatan sustainability perguruan tinggi melalui pengembangan alat ukur kampus hijau yang kini telah banyak diadopsi oleh universitas di dunia. UI terus berupaya untuk membangun generasi yang ramah lingkungan," kata Rektor UI Prof Muhammad Anis seusai acara Pengumuman Perguruan Tinggi Terhijau Dunia di Makara Art Centrum UI Depok, kemarin. UI Green Metric merupakan inovasi UI yang telah dikenal luas di dunia internasional sebagai pemeringkatan perguruan tinggi pertama di dunia berbasis komitmen tinggi dalam pengelolaan lingkungan hidup kampus. Tahun ini, pemering-katan UI Green Metric diikuti 619 perguruan tinggi dari 76 negara. Secara nasional UI mendudukui peringkat pertama sebagai kampus terhijau, sedangkan pada peringkat ke-2 ialah Institut Pertanian Bogor. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November berada pada peringkat ke-3. Selanjutnya, Universitas Negeri Semarang (4), Universitas Sebelas Maret (5), Universitas Diponegoro (6), Universitas Brawijaya (7), Universitas Islam Indonesia (8), Telkom University (9), dan Universitas Padjadjaran (10). Adapun secara global, dalam pemeringkatan UI Green Metric,University of Wageningen, Belanda, menjadi kampus hijau terbaik di dunia. "Universitas ini menerapkan unsur green dalam seluruh aspek perkuliahan dan penelitiannya," kata Ketua UI GreenMetric Prof Riri Fitri Sari pada kesempatan sama. Peringkat kedua dan ketiga diraih University of Nottingham, Inggris, dan University of California, Amerika. University of Nottingham menunjukkan keunggulannya pada pendidikan dan pengolahan sampah, serta kampus ini memiliki sejumlah inovasi untuk menghasilkan energi terbarukan melalui pemanfaatan biomassa, sel surya, geotermal, combine heat and power, dan pengelolaan smart-eco building. Adapun University of California merupakan perguruan tinggi yang memiliki jurusan ilmu lingkungan bereputasi tinggi serta berkomitmen kuat untuk menjaga lingkungan kampusnya tetap asri.   Source : UI Kampus Terhijau Ke-23 di Dunia

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The Thailand's 2017 SUN conference was held on November 23, 2017 which took place at Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. The event themed "Innovation and Partnership for Sustainable Society" was started with remarks from the chairman of the event, Prof. Boonchai Stitmannaithum, Vice President for Physical Resources Management. Subsequently, four speakers conveyed their keynote speeches, i.e. Mr.Yoshiaki Ishimoto, Vice President of Toyota and Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing, Mr. Kris Imsang, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resource and Organization, Dr. Patima Sinthupinyo, Senior Sustainability Advisor of Siam Cement Group (SCG), and Dr. Baiduri Widanarko, Expert Member of UI GreenMetric. In her keynote speech, Dr. Baiduri Widanarko explained current Developments in UI GreenMetric Rankings and described the achievements of the UI GreenMetric indicator statistical analysis of all university in Thailand which participated in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2016. At the end of the keynote speech session. Dr. Baiduri thanked the host from Mahidol University and Technology Advisor of the Sustainable University Network of Thailand, as Thailand's UI GreenMetric Network coordinator. He proposed the UI GreenMetric to attend the SUN Conference event. In addition, after giving keynote speech there were also some participants who met and exchanged business cards with Dr. Baiduri. One of them was Mr. Veerapong from Walailak University. In front of the workshop room, precisely near the registration table, there were several posters from the selected paper in SUN Conference. After all the sessions on the first day were over, then the next session was the Gala Dinner which was attended by all speakers and SUN Conference participants. Dinner was held on the 20th floor of Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University, seen from here the beautiful night scene of the city of Bangkok. On this occasion used the participants to talk and exchange information their campus, respectively accompanied by music from Chulalongkorn students. Dr. Baiduri sat on the table with representatives from Siam University. In the second day, The UI GreenMetric workshop session took place in room 3 (703) Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University. Aside from the UI GreenMetric session, there were two other workshops in 2 different rooms. In this session, Dr. Baiduri explained the stages in completing the questionnaire and explanation of the UI GreenMetric indicators. Participants seemed very enthusiastic in listening to the explanation and asked some questions on indicators that they still did not understand. At the end of the workshop session, a photo was taken with the participants of UI GreenMetric Workshop in SUN Conference. In addition, Dr. Baiduri also took a picture with Dr. Korb Limsuank, SUN Conference Coordinator. After the completion of all the sessions, Dr. Baiduri was invited to tour around the Chulalongkorn campus park. In the front of the park, we could found a beautiful lake, which around the lake there are plants and flowers. In addition, the interesting thing is the edge of this lake, there is a unique bike that is designed to support in a green campus, where visitors can ride stationary bikes to create movement and introduce more oxygen into the water. Entrance into the area within the park, there is a wide range of plants and also the presence of buildings that are designed underground and above the building, there are various kinds of plants and walkways. The beautiful atmosphere in the central garden of this city was felt, although, in the city center surrounded by tall buildings, there was still a beautiful garden that can be useful as an oxygen producer and to reduce pollution.

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