UI GreenMetric World University Rankings collaborates with 7 of the world's best campuses, namely University of Sao Paolo (Brazil), University of Indonesia (Indonesia), El Bosque University (Colombia), University of Szeged (Hungary), University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (Ecuador) and the University of Sousse (Tunisia), held a series of free training events for students of all background, whether they’re undergraduate, magister, or doctoral students which will be conducted online. This event itself will be held from 8 September 2021 - 14 January 2022, guided by experts in the field of SDGs from 7 countries. In here, students will be invited to discuss and be introduced to the most challenging question facing our generation: how the world can evolve in ways that are socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. The course discusses the complex interplay between the economy, social life and our planet's physical environment, as well as the consequences of human activities on the planet's environment and the solutions. The first training event was held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 09.00 AM (Brazil Time, UTC-3) with the main speaker, Prof. Tadeu Fabricio Malheiros from the University of Sao Paulo and Prof. Ouajdi Korbaa from the University of Sousse. Figure 1. Prof. Tadeu Fabricio Malheiros Figure 2. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari The event started with a warm welcome from UI GreenMetric, represented by Prof. Tadeu Malheiros as the Course Coordinator of this event, then Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A as Course Initiator and final remarks from Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. Figure 3. Rector of Universitas Indonesia Figure 4. President of University of Sao Paulo Figure 5. Rector of University of Szeged Figure 6. Rector of Universidad El Bosque Figure 7. Rector of University of Sharjah Figure 8. Rector of ESPOCH The virtual video message from the Rector of 7 Universities also enlivened the opening of the online training which on the first day managed to invite more than 100 participants from various countries. Figure 9. Participants of UI GreenMetric Online Course on Sustainability first meeting For closing, there’s also announcing to the participants about the next synchronous session which will be held on 13 October with the speaker, Prof Tadeu Malheiros, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, and Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A which will discuss about 1st Seminar of Students’ Projects. UI GreenMetric really appreciates the participants and organizers of this event and hopes for the best for organizing future events. See you at the next Online Course event. Thank you.
At this moment in time, experts and billionaires flock to research and explore to measure the level of life on planets other than Earth. Of course we are no stranger to the Proxima B Space Project which is claimed to be a place of life other than Earth which is about 4 light years away. The results of the observations were published in a report entitled Habitable Climate Scenarios for Proxima Centauri B with Dynamic Ocean. On the flip side, Elon Musk's and SpaceX's space missions also amazed the world because their goal is to plan how humans will live on Mars and even form colonies there. And there are many other transient project observation programs. So the question is, what will happen to Planet Earth as known as “Si Kelereng Biru Rumah Kita”? The planet, which is about 4.543 billion years old, has become a foothold and home for living things ranging from humans to microorganisms. Indonesia or often referred to as The Emerald of Equator is one of the countries with the largest population of the younger generation, especially Z Generation and Millennial Generation. Based on the results of the 2020 Population Census, the number of Generation Z reached 75.49 million people or equivalent to 27.94 percent of the total population in Indonesia. This condition indicates that Indonesia is experiencing a Demographic Bonus which is both an opportunity and a challenge. How come? Indonesia is also one of the countries that mainstream the mandate of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but there are still some challenges that need to be resolved, especially in the fields of spatial planning/infrastructure, energy and climate change, water management, waste management, transportation, education/research, etc. As the consequence, the young generation as the front line of nation development must be ready to realize the Indonesia Emas 2045. One of the various efforts that can be done is through constructive dialogue and real multi-stakeholder cooperation between students and stakeholders who have the same vision in the field of sustainability. As far as I’m concerned, NSLSM is here to create a program that embraces universities, especially student organizations in order to accelerate the transformation of universities that uphold the values of sustainability with UI GreenMetric as one of the flagship programs of Universitas Indonesia that ranks universities around the world. As a student from the Eastern Indonesia Region and representing the SDGs Center of Universitas Hasanuddin, I am genuine enthusiastic, proud, and grateful for this extraordinary opportunity so that I have been able to meet the figures behind the success of UI Green Metric, UIN Raden Intan Lampung, and 30 student leader speakers from Sabang to Merauke whose represent their respective universities. The annual activity entitled The 1st National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting (NSLSM) 2021 which was held on 27 – 29 October at the Green Campus of UIN Raden Intan Lampung gave me the prior knowledges and experiences related to sustainability issues which is also in line with global agreement contained in the SDGs. On the first day, the keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M as the Chair of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings provides powerful insights about the essence of sustainable development in collaboration with the contributions of young people. Through her gorgeous and solemn poem entitled “Feri Merak Bakauheni” contains a message and great hope for youth to work together as a milestone for change in the present and in the future. “On the mainland of Sumatra, dozens of youths gathered. A continuing oath will be pronounced. For the sake of unity and strength to face the challenges of the times. Hey young generations, promise to be a winner. Nothing is impossible." These are the key and useful messages conveyed by Mrs. Riri as a reminder for young people not to stop working and fighting for their dreams to create a better world. “Earth is no substitute. You have to do things in parallel because everything is possible.” Biidznillah, in 2045, in accordance with the mandate of Prof. Riri, I want to meet Prof. Riri to share my best contribution in the field of sustainability as a follow-up initiative of NSLSM. I will do everything in my power. The second day was a very memorable moment. This was motivated by a Focus Group Discussion session with 30 Student Leader Speakers and participants from various regions in Indonesia through Zoom Meetings and the UIN Raden Intan Lampung YouTube channel which discussed issues in the fields of arrangement and infrastructure, energy and climate change, water management, waste management, transportation, education and research. Video shows from each student as a university representative are packed with interesting, informative, educative, and inspiring content. The discussion forums have produced various solutions to problems in the field of sustainability in the context of higher education up to now. Dialogue with millennials to analyze and provide the best recommendations is an invaluable transfer of knowledge throughout my academic exploration. There are several realizations of the green campus program that became a reference and motivated me as an Ambassador for the SDGs Campus of Universitas Hasanuddin so that in the future the framework can be made and implemented massively and inclusively, including: Assembling and using electric motors from the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November which aims to create adaptive- the behavior of the academic community and the surrounding community to start switching to the use of low-emission and carbon vehicles, waste management innovation through the Rumah Inovasi Daur Ulang (RINDU) program to collect and process all waste at Universitas Gadjah Mada which is integrated with research, community services, education, and application of rainwater runoff management through the construction of 8 reservoirs (embung) and 8,000 points of biopore infiltration holes at UIN Raden Intan Lampung. These nnovations should be implemented by every campus in Indonesia in order to create a campus environment that upholds the concept of SIS (Smart, Integrated, and Sustainable). On the third day, the agenda of learning while traveling in Ketapang Harbor and Pahawang Island provided an opportunity for my friends and I to take real action as Environmental Enthusiasts which was implemented in mangrove planting activities as well as cleaning beaches from plastic waste. As we know, plastic waste is the biggest enemy of the environment that needs to be mitigated from now on. The waste problem is not over yet as well as other aspects so that it requires the contribution of multistakeholders to accelerate the achievement of sustainability in the campus environment in accordance with the 17th point of the SDGs, namely Partnerships for the Goals. The 1st National Student Leader on Sustainability Meeting (NSLSM) 2021 activity is an extraordinary momentum between UI GreenMetric, UIN Raden Intan Lampung, 30 best students from each province in Indonesia to create an integrated and ideal arrangement and infrastructure, accelerate energy transition, proactively utilizing new and renewable energy, mitigating and preventing the multiplier effect of climate change, encouraging an environmentally sound water management system, accelerating integrated waste management and utilization, maximizing the application of green and smart transportation, optimizing the advantages of educational aspects and strengthening scientific awareness through sustainable research. NSLSM is a step to transform our sustainability campus, both now and into the future. Youth at the forefront of sustainability for the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. by Samintang, Universitas Hasanuddin
“Green your Campus, Green your live!” An implied jargon from the 2021 National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting (NSLSM) event located at UIN Raden Intan Lampung Campus. Maybe we've often heard about green campuses, but have we properly interpreted what green means? It's not just a lot of trees and greenery knick-knacks scattered in the campus area. A green campus means every human being in it including me, you, lecturers, employees and the community around the campus environment who work together to preserve this nature. Not only ranking but also moving the campus community to be aware of every activity that has an impact on nature More than 900 campuses in the world participate in the UI Greenmetric ranking. A ranking that moves all campuses to take care of each other so that they can be valued well. The old adage says "what we sow, we will reap". Likewise with nature, what we do in our daily life will also have an impact on the condition of natural sustainability. Especially in the campus environment where we carry out various activities. Efforts to protect the environment can start from ourselves by not littering and according to its type, not using excessive plastic and replacing it with shopping bags, and not using fossil fuel private vehicles and replacing it with cycling or walking. These things may not be too hard to apply in our campus environment, but have they implemented them? Let's start from within ourselves. The preservation of this nature needs togetherness Togetherness to protect the environment does not only end with one's own actions. We need to work with various parties to preserve it. The things we get in our environment are certainly different from other environments. A group discussion is needed to explain what are the solutions and implementations carried out by each campus environment. In the 2021 NSLSM event we were given one hour to conduct a Forum Group Discussion (FGD). I happened to represent my campus with the theme Energy and Climate Change. I explained how my campus reduces greenhouse gas emissions so that the earth's temperature in climate change can be reduced. There are so many lessons from other campuses that I have learned to apply in my campus on a small scale such as writing motivational words in every corner of the campus, to large scale such as implementing Zero Energy Building (ZEB). Love the environment with happiness There is no need to be forced or feel alone to act pro-environmentally. Even nature itself never requires you to take care of it. We should be the ones who realize that we are only riding on this earth to be our home. Taking care of the earth is not an order that we can choose whether we want to or not, protecting the earth is our collective obligation as its inhabitants. This nature is already rich in the diversity of its biota on land and sea. Keeping it does not mean we are hostile to those who don't care about it. They just haven't realized how important this environment is. Inspiring and inviting them is a solution that can move them to love our environment together. One way to love this environment is to enjoy it. Enjoy the growth of trees from seedlings to large, enjoy the beauty of the colorful underwater habitats, enjoy the cleanliness created from garbage collection, and so on. Those are all the activities that I did in this 2021 NSLSM event by planting mangroves, snorkeling, and cleaning up the coastal environment. I feel very happy and proud to have been a part of NSLSM 2021. Hopefully we can meet in the following years with new stories from every action we take in our respective communities. “You and I may differ in reasoning. However, preserving the natural environment in which we live is our collective obligation.” – Achmad Adam Azzuri by Achmad Adam Azzuri, Telkom University
The 1st National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting 2021 is the inaugural agenda of UI Green Metrics at the student level related to sustainability issues involving 30 Student Delegations from Sabang-Merauke who have the capacity and integrity. This activity opens up space for students to discuss and share experiences in an effort to foster the leadership character and integrity of Indonesian students towards sustainable environmental issues. This activity opens opportunities for students to understand and realize the importance of preserving the environment, especially regarding green campuses and real actions to create an environmentally friendly campus. As a student, he is expected to be an agent of change and an ambassador for the promotion of various forms of environmental action at their respective universities. This activity was organized by UIN Raden Intan Lampung with the theme “Greening Your Campus! Greening Your Life". This activity was held on 27-29 October 2021. Various activities were carried out including Opening Ceremony, Seminar, Focus Group Discussion, Lampung Declaration (Indonesian Student Oath to Save Mother Earth), Workshop: Designing a Green Campus as an Educational Tourism Destination, Campus Tour, Mangrove planting action and Beach Clean Up on Pahawang Island, Inauguration, Closing Ceremony. On the first day of the opening ceremony, which began with the screening of the Video Green Campus UIN Raden Intan Lampung and remarks delivered by Prof. Wan Jamaluddin Z., Ph.D. (Vice Chancellor III UIN RIL), Speech from the Mayor of Bandar Lampung, Mrs. Hj. Eva Dwiana, SE, M.Si, remarks by Prof. Dr. H. Moh. Mukri, M.Ag. (Mr. Chancellor of UIN RIL) and the last one was a speech by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri sari., M.Sc., MM (Chairman of UI Green Metric). The portrait of Indonesia's young generation has a strategic position as the inheritor of the nation's future. During the Opening Ceremony, I became more aware of my role as the young generation of Indonesia to always maintain harmony, harmony and sustainability with nature. Students as future leaders of the nation and the campus is a center of excellence that has a strategic role in pioneering and promoting a sustainable environment. We realize together that the UI Green Metric is not just a ranking but our joint efforts to maintain the sustainability of a better earth. The spirit of loving the environment must not be extinguished in our young souls, because loving the environment is a religious commandment. Never stop to carve a track record of goodness on this earth. Let's together enrich ourselves with knowledge, experience and relationships so that we have more power to keep the motherland sustainable, as said Prof. Riri in her speech : Keep on learning and you can do better. The second day of NSLSM activities took place more and more exciting and fun. In addition to listening and listening to the presentation of the material presented by Prof. Junaedi regarding our UI green Metric World University Rankings was also presented with material on community service activities in the field of environmental education to remote areas in Indonesia by the Indonesian Youth Direction. During the question and answer session, I had the opportunity to ask Prof. Junaedi related how Akita can shape the mindset of students who are still ignorant about the environment? he replied that there is a need for regulations to bind habits and culture of loving the environment because these habits need to be developed and the process takes time, besides that it can also be done by making social campaigns with posters, video simulations that can make people aware of the importance of loving the environment and the most important thing is We are role models in protecting the environment. The next session on the second day was a Focus Group Discussion which was divided into 6 FGD groups, each of which discussed topics in the fields of Arrangement and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Water Management, Waste Management, Transportation, Education and Research. The four of me attended an FGD session with the topic of energy and climate change. This activity opens space for students to discuss and share experiences in an effort to create an energy efficient campus, use of new and renewable energy in the campus environment, energy efficiency, policies to carry tumblers and the provision of free drinking water facilities as an effort to reduce the consumption of plastic bottle waste in the campus environment. The last series on the second day of NSLSM activities was closed with the Lampung Declaration (Indonesian Student Oath to Save the Motherland). At the same time echoing the reading of this oath, my young soul vibrates even more with a passion that is so tempestuous to continue to be committed to loving and keeping the environment beautiful. After the Lampung Declaration, we toured the UIN RIL campus which is very green and beautiful which has 8 reservoirs, thousands of biopore holes, processing waste into biomass, briquettes, composting, providing free drinking water and getting students used to bringing drinking water tumblers and using bicycles to reduce emissions. carbon. Seeing the hydroponic garden and ending by planting trees together on the UIN RIL campus. The third day of NSLSM activities was held on Pahawang Island. On the third day we carried out mangrove planting and also a Beach Clean Up which was carried out in groups of 5-6 people. Within 10 minutes my group managed to collect two large bags of plastic waste. Ironically, Indonesia is the second largest producer of plastic waste, of course, this is our collective homework to overcome this and become more aware of how beautiful Indonesia's nature is, which we must be grateful for with an attitude of loving the environment and concrete actions to maintain its sustainability. The Closing Ceremony on the third day was held quite lively and emotional because they had to part with other friends. However, there is good news that the second NSLSM will be held at Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Banten in 2022. All my friends, we as the young generation of Indonesia must not lose their enthusiasm, the youth must complete their youth by making a good contribution to the country. Indonesia is not perfect, we still have a lot of homework to do together. Let's take care and keep the motherland so that it remains beautiful. And it's hard for me to give an answer, except that whatever happens I don't want to get tired of loving this country, my heart wants to keep singing "Indonesia tanah air beta, Pusaka abadi nan jaya" By Herlina Pebriani, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
International Community Services 2021 Jombang hosted by Universitas Airlangga was held for three days, 5-7 October 2021, through hybrid (Offline at Dusun Mendiro and Online via Zoom). The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Community Development Universitas Airlangga), Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, M.T, M.Sc (Expert Member of Data, System and IT, UI GreenMetric World University Rangkings), Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si (Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga) and Miftahul Ulum, S.T., M.Si (Chairperson of Jombang Environmental Services). It is hoped that this community services activity can build and provide knowledge to the Dusun Mendiro residents about the importance of maintaining environmental conservation, in this case, water resources as well as promoting tourism and local product branding. The event then continued with a procession of tree handovers by Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si, to the representative of Dusun Mendiro residents and ended with taking a group photo session. Figure 1. Opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (top-left), Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, M.T, M.Sc (top-right), Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si (bottom-left), Miftahul Ulum, S.T., M.Si (bottom-right) Figure 2. Procession of tree handovers from Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si to the representative of Dusun Mendiro residents The event on the first day then continued with a presentation from three key speakers with the theme “Environmental Management Socialization and Counseling” which was hosted by Herlina Putri. The first topic presented by Drs. Trisnadi Widyaleksono C.P., M.Si explained that determining river water quality can be done by conducting biomonitoring which categorizes water quality using biological organisms by taking samples every 1 minute or using distance/gaps and then sorting. The organism identified were macroinvertebrates such as EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera). The topic then continued by Dr. Sucipto Hariyanto, DEA, who presented the importance of water resources conservation which aims to maintain the existence and sustainability of the nature and function of water resources so that they are always available in quantities and qualities. Three conservation activities that can be carried out : protecting the preservation of water resources, water preservation, and water quality management and water pollution control. The first day topic ended with a presentation by Nita Citrasari, S.Si., M.Si about domestic waste management, where domestic waste management itself is waste that comes from household activities, and plastic waste is the most produced. There is need participation from every layer to manage domestic waste, including governments that compile rules or regulations, academics to develop innovations in processing plastic waste, the businessman who develop the plastic waste recycling industry, and residents to comply with applicable rules and implement 3R (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle). The first day of the event ended with a questions and answers session from participants to speakers. Figure 3. “Environmental Management Socialization and Counseling” hosted by Herlina Putri (top-left) and speakers : Drs. Trisnadi Widyaleksono C.P., M.Si (top-right), Dr. Sucipto Hariyanto, DEA (bottom-left), Nita Citrasari, S.Si., M.Si (bottom-right) The second day of the event started with a presentation by Taufik, S.T, M.Kom explained that in social media branding, there are three media that are generally used, images, videos, audios, or it can be a combination of several media. For social media branding, we can use existing and generally accessible tools such as Canva. The second day of the event was closed with a tree name information sign handover from Dr. Rimuljo Hendradi, S.Si., M.Si to Wagisan. The last day of International Community Services 2021 Jombang is a webinar with the theme “National and International Community Services Sharing Session: Challenge and Opportunity.” Avisa Retno as the host of this activity, opened this webinar. This is followed by opening remarks from dr. Muhammad Miftahussurur, M.Kes., Sp. PD-KEGH, Ph.D (Vice Rector for Internationalization, Digitalization and Information Universitas Airlangga) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., (Chairman of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings). It is hoped that we can learn and share programs and innovations related to community services and development with this webinar. Figure 4. Opening remarks by dr. Muhammad Miftahussurur, M.Kes., Sp. PD-KEGH, Ph.D (left) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., (right) The webinar then started with a presentation by four panelists and was moderated by Dr. Nurina Fitriani, S.T (Project Officer Internasional Community Services 2021 Jombang). First panelist, Dr. M. Mukhsin Jamil, M.Ag (Vice-Rector I, UIN Walisongo Semarang), presented that at UIN Walisongo Semarang, there is a community that is responsible for Green Campus named WEGreen (Walisongo Eco Green Campus). The development strategy includes lecturer services, student participation through KKN (community services activities), and collaborating with strategic partners. Next panelist, Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Community Development, Universitas Airlangga), explained that at Universitas Airlangga there are several community services have been carried out, such as teaching hospitals and research institute, psychological service center of UNAIR, legal consulting and aid Center of UNAIR, floating hospital Ksatria Airlangga and disaster management and mitigation involving multi-disciplinary faculties. For community development, there is World Universities Association for Community Development (WUACD) with 20 universities as a partner and Inter-Professional Education UNAIR that involves professionals from various disciplines. Figure 5. “Environmental Management Socialization and Counseling” panelists : Dr. M. Mukhsin Jamil, M.Ag (top-left), Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (top-right), Dr. Revency Vania Rugebregt, S.H., M.H (bottom-left) and Dr. Nanik Siti Aminah, M.Si (bottom-right) The webinar was followed by Dr. Revency Vania Rugebregt, S.H., M.H (Lecturer Universitas Pattimura) as a panelist about research and community services; Universitas Pattimura is more focused on marine development. The last panelist, Dr. Nanik Siti Aminah, M.Si (Lecturer Universitas Airlangga), explained that at Universitas Airlangga, international community services had been carried out continuously for four years at Sine Beach, Dusun Sine. Participated by Universitas Airlangga students and international students (from Malaysia, Nigeria, Bangladesh), this program is beneficial not only for them but also for people of Sine Beach, Dusun Sine. At the end of the webinar, participants can directly ask questions to the panelist. After approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, the host, Avisa Retno K, closed the webinar, which also marked the end of International Community Services 2021 Jombang.
The 5th National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Russian Universities was held on Thursday, 23 September 2021 local Moscow time through virtual meeting via Zoom. Held by RUDN University, Moscow, Russia, the event was opened by Prof. Vladimir Filippov (President of RUDN University), Prof. Elena Savenkova (Director of the Institute of Environmental Engineering of RUDN University), and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings). Both parties hoped that UI GreenMetric would be able to achieve a world that will adhere to environmental, economic and social issues better for the younger generation. The event was joined by 42 participants from 16 universities (RUDN University, RSAU - Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazeva, Tomsk State University, Bashkir State Agrarian University, State University of Land Use Planning, Tyumen Industrial University, Tyumen State University, Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies, Volgograd State University, North Ossetian State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Sankt-Petersburg State University, Belarus State University of Technologies, Abai State Kazakh Pedagogical University, International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University, and “Nerush”, Environmental and local study public association) Russia and featured 14 key speakers consisting of presidents, directors, and students from participating universities. Dr. Margarita Redina (Russian National Coordinator of UIGWURN and Professor of the Department of Environmental Safety and Product Quality Management of RUDN University). The webinar was divided into three sessions. In the first session, Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, M.T., M.Sc. (Expert Member of Data, System, and IT of UI GreenMetric) introduced UI GreenMetric, the indicators of UI GreenMetric and the data submission process. With this introduction, it is hoped that more universities across Russia will be interested in joining UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. The UIGWURN introduction was followed by Dr. Margarita Redina (Russian National Coordinator of UIGWURN)’s update on the information of UI GreenMetric Russian National Network. It was continued with a group photo session and the signing of the declaration of membership of UI GreenMetric Network for Abai Kazakh Pedagogical University, Russian State Agrarian University, and Industrial University of Tyumen. Session 2 discussed Managing Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste in Russian Universities. The first speaker, Dr. Ivan I. Vasanev (Head of Department of Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy) showed how the campus of the RSAU - Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazeva as the model of sustainable development of urban ecosystems in the Moscow metropolis. This presentation was then continued by Dr. Nadya Strigelskaya (Head of Ecological Education of the International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusan State University, Belarus), showing the experience International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University obtained when entering UI GreenMetric World University Ranking in 2020. The third speaker, Dr. Valentina Chekantseva (Head of the Environmental and Radiation Control Sector of the Cleaning and Landscaping Department of the Far Eastern Federal University) explained the environmental policies done by the Far Eastern Federal University to achieve environmental sustainability. The third session discussed Managing Water, Transportation, and Education in Russian Universities with three presentations. The first presentation about youth eco-initiatives at higher education institutions in the case of Volgograd State University was presented by Assistant Professors Anna Matveeva, Elizaveta Slaykovskaya, Anastasia Murtazina, Lyubov Meshcheryakova of Volgograd State University. This presentation was then continued with a presentation from Prof. Dr. ped. Dmitry Ermakov, Sci. and PhD student Lyudmila Sokolova (Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of RUDN University), which discussed the brief report on preliminary results of the Education for Sustainable Development in Action project. The third session was then closed with the presentation from Yulia D. Yurova (Assistant Professor of State University of Land Use Planning) about the experience of the State University of Land Use Planning upon participating in the UI GreenMetric rating for the development of a system of indicators for monitoring environmentally sustainable development in the Moscow region. The event, which lasted for about three and a half hours, was then closed by the remarks of Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as the Chairman of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Dr. Margarita Redina, as the Russian National Coordinator of UIGWURN, thanking the participants for joining the virtual meeting and wishing success upon this year’s UI GreenMetric World University Rankings.
The Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Eastern Indonesia Region 2021 hosted by Universitas Papua was held on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 10.00 A.M. (local time) through online/virtual meeting. Chairman of Environmental Research Center Universitas Papua, Dr. Aplena E. S. Bless, SP., M.Sc. as the host of this activity opened this workshop. This is followed by remarks from Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (Rector of Universitas Papua), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A. (Vice-Chair of Program, Communication and Partnership UI GreenMetric), and Prof. Charlie Heatubon (Chairman of Regional Research and Development Institutions for West Papua Province). It is hoped that UI GreenMetric will become a platform for cooperation and collaboration between universities both on a national and international scale. This workshop will be divided into three sessions with seven speakers from several universities in Eastern Indonesia. Figure 1. Opening by Dr. Aplena E. S. Bless, SP., M.Sc (top-left) and remarks from Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (top-right), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A. (bottom-left) dan Prof. Charlie Heatubon (bottom-right) The first session, which was moderated by Dr. Irnanda Aiko Fifi Djuuna, M.Sc (Vice-Rector IV Universitas Papua) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M. Agr. (Vice-Chair of Administration, Research and Development, UI GreenMetric) as a speaker explaining about UI GreenMetric, indicators and questionnaires on UI GreenMetric, addition of new indicators that adapt to the pandemic conditions and remind the participating universities regarding deadline of the data submission. At the end of the session, participants can directly ask questions to the speakers. Figure 2. Session 1 “UI GreenMetric” moderated by Dr. Irnanda Aiko Fifi Djuuna, M.Sc (left) and speaker Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr. (right) The second session with the theme “Management of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste” was moderated by Dr. Obadja Fenetiruma, SP, M.Si (Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Papua) with three key speakers. The first speaker, Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (Rector of Universitas Papua) talked about management of setting and infrastructure at Universitas Papua where there are four principles used, sticking to the PIP section "Agriculture and Conservation of Natural Resources", prioritizing green open spaces or vegetation, environmentally friendly concepts and conduct partnerships with local governments & development partners. The second speaker, Prof. Dr. M.J. Saptenno, S.H, M.Hum (Rector of Universitas Pattimura) presented that in order to manage energy and climate change, Universitas Pattimura has used solar cells as streetlights in the campus area and LED in every room. The second session continued with the third speaker, Dr. Ridwan, S.T., M.Si (Dean Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Bosowa) explained that waste management in Makassar there is a Makassar Memilah Sampah (Makassar Sorting Waste) program. The core of the program is identifying household waste, sorting organic and inorganic waste and processing this waste, such as compost from organic waste. At the end of the session, participants can directly ask questions to the speakers. Figure 3. Session 2 “Management of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste” moderated by Dr. Obadja Fenetiruma, SP, M.Si (top-left) and speakers: Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (top-right), Dr. Ridwan, S.T., M.Si (bottom-left) dan Prof. Dr. M.J. Saptenno, S.H, M.Hum (bottom-right) The workshop then continued to Session 3 with the theme “Management of Water, Transportation, Education and Research" moderated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso, M.P. (Chairman of Institute for Research and Community Service, Universitas Papua). The first speaker, Prof. Dr. Ir. Grevo S Gerung, M.Sc (Vice-Rector of Academic, Universitas Sam Ratulangi) explained about mitigation at Universitas Sam Ratulangi in rainwater management, including Rainwater-Harvesting, Eco-Drainage (Biopori) and artificial lakes or ponds. The second speaker, Prof.Dr. Muhammad Zamrun Firihu., S.Si., M.Si., M.Sc (Rector of Universitas Halu Oleo) presented transportation management in the campus area by limiting the use of cars, reducing parking areas and adding areas for pedestrians in the campus area . The last presentation in session 3 was conducted by Drs. H. M. Nasir.S., M.Pd (Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-Pare) talked about management of education and research at Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-Pare, especially in the environmental field and the challenges of education in the 4.0 era that utilizes digital technology in the learning process. Figure 4. Session 3 “Management of Water, Transportation, Education and Research” moderated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso, M.P. (top-left) and speakers : Prof. Dr. Ir. Grevo S Gerung, M.Sc (top-right), Drs. H. M. Nasir.S., M.Pd (bottom-left) dan Prof.Dr. Muhammad Zamrun Firihu., S.Si., M.Si., M.Sc (bottom-right) After approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes, the workshop was closed by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., (Chairman of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings) and Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si. The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings also welcomed Universitas Manado as the host for next year’s workshop. By holding this workshop, it is hoped that universities will actively participate in creating a clean and/or environmentally friendly campus that has sustainability vision. Figure 5. Closing and Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc.,(left) and Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (right)
The 2nd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador was held on Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 9:00 AM local time via Zoom. Hosted by Universidad Hemisferios of Ecuador, the webinar was opened by Diego Alejandro Jaramillo, PhD (Rector of Universidad Hemisferios), Mr. Agung Kurniadi (Indonesian Ambassador to Ecuador), and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings). The opening remarks from all parties welcomed more universities to join UI GreenMetric World University Rankings as a part of the action to achieve a sustainable environment and education. The event was divided into two sessions and featured five key speakers. It was joined by 39 participants from universities across Ecuador and the personals from the Embassy of Indonesia in Quito, Ecuador. Mr. Daniel Barragán of Universidad Hemisferios became the moderator of this event. The first session started with the introduction of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings by Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A. (Vice-Chair of Program, Communication, and Partnership), as well as explaining the indicators on which universities were based on and reminding the participating universities about the deadline of the proposal submission. It was then followed by the information on the national network of UI GreenMetric in Ecuador, presented by Mr. Pablo Vanegas Peralta, PhD (Vice-Rector of the Research and Post-Graduate Program of Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo) on behalf of Mr. Byron Vaca B., PhD (Rector of the Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo) who was unable to be present on the webinar. Participants asked questions at the end of the session directed towards UI GreenMetric, and it was then continued with the signing of the declaration of membership to the UIGWURN and the taking of group photo. The second session of the workshop discussed the practices of sustainability in universities across Ecuador with three key speakers. The first speaker, Ms. Andrea Estefanía Jaramillo Duque, M.Sc (Coordinator of the School of Environmental Management of the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador), talked about the practice of sustainability in the campuses of UIDE, such as waste management that mirrors the spirit of SDGs. Followed by the second speaker, Prof. Paulina Criollo (Director of Sustainability of Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral) presented the initiatives regarding sustainability that have been done before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the third speaker, Prof. Mariuxi Alvarado (International Relations of Universidad Ecotec), explained the change of energy matrix in ECOTEC, one of them being organic garden and science park in which the general public can learn about science freely. After approximately one hour and forty minutes, the webinar was closed by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., Asst. Prof. Junaidi M.A., and Mr. Pablo Vanegas Peralta, PhD. The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network in Ecuador also welcomed other universities in Ecuador to become the host for next year’s national workshop. It is hoped that more universities will join the network and work together to achieve sustainable campuses for a sustainable future.
UI GreenMetric World University Rankings successfully held The 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2021) in collaboration with the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on 25-26 August 2021. Due to the ongoing global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the concerns that the event could help spread coronavirus, this event was held online via Zoom Meeting and UI GreenMetric YouTube Channel. The workshop was an academic forum for Rectors, Vice Rectors, and Directors of Sustainability and Facilities, of UI GreenMetric participants. These universities had demonstrated a lot of development in achieving best positions in each category at the UI GreenMetric Rankings. The workshop was opened by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Prof. Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia, as host of this event. There also a greeting from YGhg. Dato’Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Bin Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia to welcome all participants who attended the workshop. This forum aimed at providing an opportunity for the top leaders of participating universities to show case their university’s excellence in sustainability and Green Campus. This event provided opportunities for developing network and collaboration on sustainability management among global university. Figure. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari Figure. Vice Chancellor of UPM - Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Sulaiman This year there were 50 invited speakers for parallel sessions and 19 participants for poster session (from 50 Universities from 30 Countries), which shared their best practices in respective universities. The time difference among different locations could be accommodated, and after the event in the main room for keynote speeches, all participants could join the zoom meetings in parallel sessions and interact with the speakers, after watching their prepared videos. The videos of the IWGM 2021 could be found at https://bit.ly/IWGM2021Playlist Figure. Participants of he 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2021) This conference attracted active participation from many high rank officials from many universities. In total, we have 882 registered participants from 443 universities of 56 countries such as: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe on the list. The large number of participants indicated that ranking has been internationally recognized as an important and popular tool for improving sustainability standard of universities. We thank all participants and all stakeholders for making this International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric 2021 a fruitful and memorable event. Meanwhile, the 8th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric University Rankings next year will be held, hopefully the pandemic is over and it can be no longer virtual, at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Pingtung, Taiwan. At the end of this 7th international workshop, the President of NPUST himself, Mr. Chang-Hsien Tai gave a presentation on their readiness to host the next international workshop, by showing a profile video from NPUST and a tourism video from Pingtung Town itself which presents a lot of interesting things that will surely make the next year's participants and speakers are excited to participate and come to Pingtung. Hopefully this COVID-19 pandemic will end soon and next year the international mobilization journey between countries can return to normal. See you in the next IWGM 2022 in NPUST, Taiwan.
UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (UIGM) in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) successfully held the 5th Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting on August 24, 2021. This event was the opening of a series of events the 7th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric University Rankings that was co-organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia which was held on the 25- 26 August 2021 via Zoom Apps due to global pandemic of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). This meeting was the fifth meeting of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network with the attendance of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Secretariat, and national coordinators from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss activities in each country, agree on 2021 activities and other matters related to the network. With the participation of national coordinators, this meeting opened the floor to important questions related to the roles of universities in global sustainability issues and aims to encourage universities worldwide to collaborate and learn from each other in dealing with sustainability issues during Covid-19 pandemic. The event was started with a Safety Induction video which was made especially for the participants to know the best ways to participate in the discussion session so that they always feel safe and comfortable even though they are at home due to the pandemic situation. The event continued with remarks from the Vice-Chancellor of Putra Malaysia University, Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Sulaiman and remarks from the Head of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. After the remarks, the activity continued with the Adoption of the Minutes session of The 4th Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting in Tehran, Iran on 13 October 2020 The next session was a discussion session about future activities of UIGWURN, namely, Shaping Global Higher Education and Research in Sustainability, Creating Global Sustainability Leaders and Partnering on Solutions to Sustainability Challenges. The event was then closed, We thank all participants and all stakeholders for making this Steering Committee (Virtual) Meeting on UI GreenMetric 2021 a fruitful and memorable event.