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Mr. Andri Setiyawan, Programmer of UI GreenMetric, had the opportunity to visit and internship program at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan on 1-12 September 2017. For 12 days, he learned about system sustainability management office, information and data collection related to sustainability and studied a variety of innovations and best practices carried out in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, especially in the field of energy management and sustainability. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University has the largest campus in Kazakhstan with an area of 100 hectares, in one of the most beautiful areas of Almaty. The education infrastructure of the campus consists of 13 education buildings with a total area of 165,000 m² and scientific laboratories with a total area of 18,940 m². Al-Farabi Kazakh National University team who submit UI Greenmetric data under the Faculty of Geography and Environmental Science Section, led by Prof. Dr. Vitaly Salnikov Geogr.Sci.. Mr. Andri had the opportunity to meet and discuss with him directly. In this discussion, the KazNU would make effort to submit questionnaire their data well. So, the KazNU Ranking can increase. Currently, the KazNu has evolved into an implementation of Green energy with Green Techno Park (GTP). GTP has several renewable energy innovations, which are 1. Water Management Using the artificial river in the KazNU, the water flow is fitted with generator 2. Waste Management Using food waste 3. Solar Energy Management Using Solar Panel 4. Wind Energy Management Using windmill 5. Hydrogen Energy Management in the development stage, there is no prototype Monitor of renewable energy Prototype of waste management Prototype of renewable energy Although for now, the innovation is still a prototype, possibly several years ahead the KazNU can realize the prototype of this renewable energy in the campus. For Electricity, the KazNU does not use many LEDs, but they use other tools to save electricity consumption in lights. This tool made from Germany. All of the KazNU use this tool for the lamp.

The theme of the World Education Day (WED) 2017 was "Inheritance, Innovation, Cooperation, and Development". This event took place on September 27-29, 2017 at the Dalian International Convention Center, China. World Education Day (WED) is a gathering platform for educators, researchers, Chinese language and culture lovers, philanthropist, and policymakers. It supposes to create an unprecedented diversified platform where participants could have a comprehensive understanding of the world evolving culture of education and pedagogy. WED 2017 showcased the latest trend of the education industry. Experts from different countries shared their latest skills in transferring education through modern technologies. On the first day, the topics/materials presented mostly on education related to academic, policy, leadership, collaboration and innovation. However, there were several topics related to UI GreenMetric (green and sustainable campus theme), such as (1) Activities of Campus Sustainability Network in Japan (CAS-Net JAPAN) and (2) Training Project on Regional Rehabilitation for Safer and More Secure Society in Fukushima without Nuclear Energy, both the themes were presented by Prof. Takayuki Nakamura, President, National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College; Executive Director, Campus Sustainability Network in Japan (CAS-Net JAPAN), Japan. The CAS-Net JAPAN presentation explained that some Japan's top universities have established a network of sustainable campus, similar to the Sustainability University Network (SUN) in Thailand. CAS-Net JAPAN was formed in 2014, consisted of 9 universities: Hokkaido University, Iwate University, Chiba University, Kyoto University, Kyoto University CO-OP, Ritsumeikan University, Naruto University of Education, Ehime University, and Fukushima College. CAS-Net JAPAN has also been actively participating in sustainability association such as AASHE, ISCN, and SUN. The social dinner program was organized for the "Launching Ceremony & Welcome Reception" as the inauguration of the opening of the 1st World Education Day. The event which started the next morning on September 28, 2017, coinciding with the birthday of Confucius. In this gala dinner, some remarks from the organizing committee invited guests (VIP), Ministry of Higher Education of China, UNESCO, were presented. Then, it was continued with the screening of Confucius dance, music, while the participants were enjoyed the networking dinner provided. On the second day, the Opening Ceremony which coincided with the birthday celebrations of Confucius, a traditional Chinese reverence ceremony dedicated to Confucius for his services in the world of education and development of knowledge/technology in Chinese were presented. Subsequently, in the Keynote Forum session, there were 4 keynote speeches. One of keynote speakers was Prof. Shuji Nakamura from University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, a Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, 2014. Then, the event was assembled with a High-End Dialogue, in the form of a question and answer session until 13:30 during lunchtime. The Session after lunch break was a parallel session. In this session, the UI GreenMetric Secretary, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha presented UI GreenMetric updates entitled “The Role of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings as a Supporting Tool for Campus Sustainable Development in Global Universities”. Presentation of UI GreenMetric received excellent response from audience that it was delivered directly after presentation, during informal talks, lunch and dinner discussions. Some new universities were very enthusiastic and eager to join UI GreenMetric. Participant from the USA (University of West Georgia), Dr. Anne Merrem was pleased to promote UI GreenMetric to her colleagues and related universities. On the third day of WED 2017, the presentation that relevant to the UI GreenMetric is "Strategies for a Sustainable Campus in Osaka University" presented by Dr. Yukiko Yoshida, President of Yoshida Environmental Design Associates; Visiting Academic Staff, Osaka University; Japan. In her presentation, Dr. Yukiko Yoshida introduced Osaka University's policies in an effort to reduce carbon emissions through energy-saving strategies. Osaka University installed renewable energy technology to realize sustainable campus. Compared to 2010 data, Osaka University's energy consumption in 2015 per floor space decreased by 23.7%. Osaka University achieved several awards as an institution that successfully implemented carbon reduction and saving energy. Seeing the success of this event and the good response from WED participants, the organizing committee intended to continue this activity on a regular basis and scheduled WED # 2 in 2018, at the same place. Some potential cooperation especially related to UI GreenMetric network hub can be proposed in the near future, and so that open up more possibility to grasp more participants of UI GreenMetric.

On October 3rd, 2017, the National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in the Nordic countries was hosted by the Aalborg University in their Copenhagen campus. The event was conducted in A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, room 3.084A 2450 København SV, Denmark. The building was acquired by the Aalborg University from Nokia. It was attended by 15 participants from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland Universities. Ms. Birte Hornemann of Aalborg University, and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, University of Indonesia, opened this workshop. In the first session, Ms. Birte Hornemann welcome the participants to their beautiful and clean campus that is surrounded by Canals. The state of the art of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities and the UI GreenMetric Network was showcased by Mr. Junaidi, M. A, an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, University of Indonesia, explained UI GreenMetric Indicators and Data Submission Process. In the afternoon session, Mr. Andreas Rasmussen, Head of Administration & Planning, Campus Service, Aalborg University presented the data collection process from a university point of view. The Data Submission process was guided by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari. The last session was a sharing session by the NSCN (Nordic Sustainable Campus Network), Ms. Meri Loyttyniemi from Aalto University, Finland. Copenhagen has become a beautiful great city with a historical background. Copenhagen is an environmentally friendly city. Some local participants from Copenhagen University and Denmark Technical university use bicycles to come to yo Alborg University campus.

The seminar was organized by the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in collaboration with RUS (Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile), that was held on Friday, 29 September 2017. This oldest university in the western world, dated from 1088 plays the role of Coordinator of Network Hub for UI GreenMetric. The Bologna GreenMetric workshop was aimed to highlight the commitment of Italian universities towards a sustainable 360° approach in terms of infrastructures, green area, energy, mobility, and education. It was attended by more than 60 participants from 30 Universities. The workshop was opened by Vice Rector Mirko Degli Esposti. Subsequently, the Italian university network for sustainable development (RUS) was presented by Alessandra Bonoli of the University of Bologna. Subsequently, a testimony from Mara Magni, a Ph.D. Student from the University of Bologna that goes from Bologna to Norway by bike as the traces of sustainability was presented with an interesting video of the involvement of you generations toward sustainability. In the first session, UI GreenMetric Chairperson, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, presented the trends and current development in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Methodology. Mr. Junaidi, an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric, showcased the ranking’s structure and indicators in details and UI GreenMetric data submission process. Italian participants asked several issues concerning how to properly represent the specificity of the Italian universities for the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. In the second session, in the afternoon, Academic rankings and their impact were discussed and was chaired by Mirko Degli Esposti, Vice Rector, Università di Bologna. This session invited a journalist from La Repubblica, Corrado Zunino, to share and discuss how can media help to raise awareness of the meaning and proper use of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. The last session presented case studies and good practices in order to share organizational and strategic solutions in the field of sustainability, there are 2 parts of the session. In the first part, this session chaired by Luciana Sacchetti, Research Quality Valorisation Unit of Università di Bologna shared about the comparison of choices and criteria adopted for data transfer. The speakers such as Marta Cardin, professor, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Elena Forti, ranking officer, Università di Torino, Monica Cazzolle, ranking officer, Università di Bari, and Olivia Benardi, Unibo Sostenibile, Università di Bologna. Subsequently, Good practice in communicating the academic strategy for sustainability (in Italian) was the second part of this session. The moderator was Prof. Marta Cardin of Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia. This session was presented by Fabio Pranovi, Delegate for Sustainability, from Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Sergio Scamuzzi, Vice Rettore alla Comunicazione di Ateneo, from Università di Torino, Angelo Paletta, delegato al Bilancio, from Università di Bologna, and Prof. Angelo Tursi from Università di Bari. During the visit to the University of Bologna, UI GreenMetric Team had the opportunity to visit the campuses of the University of Bologna, which are scattered in the beautiful medieval city of Bologna, and some anglo saxon like campuses in the outskirts of the city such as the Faculty of Agriculture. The university has many programs for sustainability, large Gardens, and Green Building. As the place where the 1988 Magna Charta Universitatum were signed, the university has been a historical place in which the Bologna Process and Student Mobility programs were initiated. The Rectorate building of Palazzo Poggi has a great old library from the year 1750 and Museum of science with a rich historical collection. During the morning session, UI GreenMetric Team discussed several issues with University of Bologna's Rector Francesco Umbertini, and attended the welcoming session for more than 1000 international student at the Piazza Maggiore, as well as witnessed the European Research night that has been organised in 14 spots around the city to communicate research to the society. [video width="640" height="352" mp4="http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-Bologna-UI-GreenMetric-Workshop.mp4"][/video]

National Ping Tung University of Science and Technology as a national coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Taiwan invited UI GreenMetric team to deliver a keynote speech at the 3rd General Assembly of Green University Union of Taiwan (GUUT) 2017, on 22 September 2017, at National Cheng Kung Universit (NCKU), Nantau, Central Taiwan. Green University Union of Taiwan (GUUT) is a non-profit organization with objectives to share Green University information and enhancing cooperation among universities and integrating government, business, and non-government organizations to enhance the sustainable management and development of Taiwan universities. The goal of the GUUT is to enhance the sustainable development of the university in Taiwan. The GUUT conference was attended by 43 universities from Taiwan. The event began with remarks from the Chairman of GUUT, President of NCKU, Dr. Huey Jenny Su, Chairman of GUUT Organizer, President of NCNU, Yuhlong Oliver Su, and Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Rankings, Prof. Dr. Riri Fitri Sari. After the opening speech, the event continued with a presentation from Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Prof. Tommy Ilyas from UI GreenMetric. They presented Trends and Current Development in UI GreenMetric Rankings and Methodology. Subsequently, Rector and representative of Rector of each Taiwan universities signed the declaration of membership for UI GreenMetric. This is followed by a presentation from top universities at the Taiwanese league of UI GreenMetric. The speakers, i.e. Dr. Jik-Chang Leong from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Yi-Ching Chen, Ph.D. from Da-Yeh University, and Ku-Fan Chen, Ph. D. from National Chin Nan University, presented best practices from their universities. During the afternoon, the participants are involved in the election of the governance of GUUT. Some participants took part in the Campus Tour of the NCNU beautiful Green campus. The campus provided an area in which visitors can learn the lifestyle, housing, and food of the original tribe of Central part of Taiwan. In this event typical costume, food and drink of the indigenous people were presented. The participants were also greeted by Chi Nan University South East Asia Musical Performance by showing their skill in playing Gamelan Music Instrument of Indonesia. The performance was conducted in the very nice set of the panoramic view of NCNU from the 5th floor of the prominent library building. After the series of events was over, UI GreenMetric team was invited to visit the beautiful scenery of Sun Moon Lake. Presentation File // NPUST Presentation // NCNU Presentation // Da Yeh University Presentation // Conference Presentation

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

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

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

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

On June 14-17, 2017, a National Workshop of UI GreenMetric hosted by Kazakh National Agrarian University (Kaznau) was organised in Almaty. It was attended by 10 Rectors / Vice Rectors of Agrarian Universities from former Uni-Soviet countries, 35 Rectors /University representatives from Kazakhstan, Kaznau academicians, lecturers, staff and student activist in environment. During the opening speech of Prof. Tlektes Yespalov, Rector of Kaznau presented the award of Honorary Professorship to Prof. Riri Fitri Sari of UI Greenmetric. UI GreenMetric team and participants were overwhelmed by the Kazakh traditional welcome and the arrangement of the conference. Mr. Junaidi, UI GreenMetric expert member deliver the speech on the introduction of UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, Prof T. Tashibaeva of Al-Farabi Kaznu presentes the condition of Green Office in the largest Kazakh university. Campus tour of Kaznau provided the opportunity for the participant to visit the Japan-Kazakh Research Centers. In the afternoon session Prof Riri Fitri Sari chaired the sessions. Dr. A. Shilibekovabof Atyrau State University , Prof Riri Fitri Saru, Prod Falk m-Juri Knauft of Kaznau, and Ms. D. Dushnuyazova od AgriTechHub, are among the speakers. Finally the step by step submission procedure for UI GreenMetric were presented. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari conveyed about Energy and Campus Sustainability and step to submission data UI GreenMetric. On 15-16 June, all workshop participants visited Kaznau Agriculture and Farming Center near Issik and Dendira, outside Almaty city. Teaching classrooms are set above the modern cattle ranch, for students to study the state of the art condition. This proves that Green campus idea is real and can be implemented. UI GreenMetric has been popular among many agricultural-based universities, because the campus is very green. During the workshop program, there was the signing ceremony to be member of UI GreenMetric Network by 6 Rectors from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarussia, Russia (Moscow), Lithuania, Slovakia. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPhcHGJmLE

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