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VIVA.co.id – Ajang bergengsi tentang lingkungan hidup yang digagas Universitas Indonesia untuk skala internasional mulai menyedot perhatian dunia. Untuk tahun ini, kompetisi yang dikenal dengan sebutan UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2016 itu telah diikuti 516 perguruan tinggi. Dan hasilnya, University of California Davis, California, Amerika Serikat menjadi Kampus Hijau Terbaik di dunia. Sedangkan peringkat kedua dan ketiga adalah University of Nottingham, Inggris dan Waganingen University & Research, Belanda. “University of California Davis dengan skor 8398 ini memiliki keunggulan pada seluruh kriteria di UI Green Metric sehingga mampu membawanya meraih predikat perguruan tinggi hijau terbaik nomor satu dunia,” kata Rektor UI M. Anis pada wartawan, Jumat, 30 Desember 2016. Dia menjelaskan, universitas tersebut merupakan universitas pertanian terbesar di Amerika Serikat yang menerapkan unsur ramah lingkungan dalam seluruh aspek perkuliahan dan penelitiannya. “Sedangkan University of Nottingham dengan skor 8079 menunjukkan keunggulannya pada pengelolaan energi yang baik di dalam kampusnya. Kampus ini memiliki sejumlah inovasi untuk menghasilkan renewable energy melalui solar cell, wind turbin dan pengelolaan smart-eco building,” tuturnya. Sementara Wageningen University & Research meraih skor 7658 itu merupakan universitas yang memiliki jurusan ilmu lingkungan yang bereputasi tinggi serta sangat berkomitmen kuat untuk menjaga lingkungan kampusnya tetap asri. UI GreenMetric merupakan inovasi UI yang telah dikenal luas di dunia internasional sebagai pemeringkat perguruan tinggi pertama di dunia berbasis komitmen tinggi dalam pengelolaan lingkungan hidup kampus. Dari tahun ke tahun, UI mengklaim telah terjadi peningkatan antusiasme peserta perguruan tinggi di dunia untuk berpartisipasi dalam ajang tersebut. Hal itu dilihat dari peningkatan jumlah peserta UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities, pada 2016 menjadi 516 peserta dari 74 negara. Partisipasi itu naik dibanding 2015 yang diikuti 407 perguruan tinggi dari 65 negara. Terdapat pula beberapa negara yang baru bergabung pada 2016 yaitu Algeria, Bahrain, Finlandia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Selandia Baru, Nikaragua, Nigeria, Norwegia dan Venezuela. Sedangkan di Indonesia, terdapat 49 Perguruan Tinggi yang telah berpartisipasi dalam UI Green Metric dan tengah mengupayakan kualitas kampusnya melalui pemenuhan indikator UI Green Metric. “UI melalui UI GreenMetric konsisten mempertahankan kepeloporannya dalam pemeringkatan UI GreenMetric melalui pengembangan alat ukur kampus hijau yang kini telah banyak diadopsi oleh perguruan tinggi di dunia. UI berbangga hati dapat mengambil peran di dalam mendukung pencapaian pengembangan infrastruktur kampus hijau di dunia sebagai upaya mencetak generasi yang peduli akan keberlanjutan lingkungan hidup,” kata Anis. Dia berharap, melalui upaya UI GreenMetric ini, perguruan tinggi se-dunia mampu mengambil bagian pada upaya preventif dan kuratif dalam rangka mitigasi dampak perubahan iklim. “UI terus berupaya untuk membangun generasi yang ramah lingkungan serta menjadi trend setter dalam pemeringkatan di bidang keberlanjutan dan lingkungan hidup di tingkat dunia,” tuturnya. Sementara itu, untuk tingkat Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia kembali meraih predikat Kampus Hijau Terbaik di Indonesia 2016. Kemudian di peringkat kedua Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November dan Institut Pertanian Bogor pada ketiga. Pengumuman dilakukan pada Kamis 29 Desember 2016 di kampus UI Depok yang disaksikan oleh Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Dirjen Penelitian Kementerian Riset, Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi Muhammad Dimyati beserta Rektor UI dan Ketua UI GreenMetric Riri Fitri Sari.   source: Standar Kampus Hijau Gagasan UI Sedot Perhatian Dunia

UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities organized a National Workshop hosted at Universitas Indonesia on October 19th , participated by more than 25 Universities in Indonesia. The workshop was opened by Prof. Dr. Adi Zakaria Afiff, S.E., M.B.A as a Vice Rector of Universitas Indonesia and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as a Chairman of UI GreenMetric. The first workshop session introduced the UI GreenMetric Ranking in general, presented by Junaidi, S.S, M.A. Next session was about the indicator and scoring of UI GreenMetric questionnaire, presented by  Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T, M.T, M.Agr. The last workshop session coaching clinic about how to fill out the online questionnaire in step by step, coached by Daru Widya, S.Kom., M.Kom and Andri Setyawan, S.Kom. After the last session of workshop, representative of The Health, Safety, and Environment Office Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Budi Hartono shared some best practices about Green Campus in Universitas Indonesia. The committee also provided campus tour for participants in the end of the event to show them real best practices of sustainability efforts in Universitas Indonesia. This workshop was expected to encourage Indonesian Universities to join in UI GreenMetric and put more effort in implementation of the Green Campus.

A one day National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Jordanian Universities was held on October 5th 2016, hosted by Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) at the city of Irbid, the second largest city in Jordan.  The workshop was officially opened by the President of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Omar Al-Jarrah. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, the chairperson of UI GreenMetric briefed the audience with the latest development of UI GreenMetric, in this case the development of UI GreenMetric Network Hub Coordinator in Russia, Turkey and Jordan during September-October 2016. This workshop aimed to introduce the UI GreenMetric, which was delivered by Prof. Tommy Ilyas, a board member of UI GreenMetric and a Professor of Civil Engineering from the University of Indonesia. Subsequently, the latest improvement in the system which include the scoring methodology and step by step process to input the data to the online questionnaire has been explained to the audience, which represented more than 15 universities in Jordan and a representative from the University of Bahrain. The second session explored about the water and environment, presented by five presenters, i.e. Prof. Ayman Al-Maaytah of AUM and Mu’tah University on the Innovative Utilization of Renewable Energy in AUM and Mu'tah Universities, Prof. Fayez Abdullah on JUST Medical Waste Management in Northern Jordan, Prof. Tayel El-Hasan  of Mu’tah University on Sustainable Environmental Measures and Activities, and Dr. Naser Al Naser – from the University of Bahrain. There were 4 presenter in the 3rd session on education and infrastructure, i.e. Dr. Dheaya Alrousan on Hashemite University Green projects, Dr. Mohammad Radaideh  on Amman Arab University  Environmentally Friendly Initiatives, Dr. Ahmad Aleboushi  on Al-Zaytoonah University environment and sustainable development, and  Dr. Osama Saadeh  on Sustainability at JUST. Third workshop session is about the education and infrastructure, presented by four presentators. The last session is dedicated towards the detailed explanation of the procedure to join the UI GreenMetric. In general, this workshop explored all the Sustainable Campus indicators at the UI GreenMetric and detailed achievement of Jordanian universities. It is apparent the use of alternative energy such as solar cell has been widely used in Jordan. In the final part of the Workshop the participant has been taken to a beautiful ancient Rome ruined city of Umm-Qays.    

UI GreenMetric conducted a one day National Workshop on 3 October 2016 for Turkish University hosted by the Bulent Ecevit University in Zonguldak Turkey. In this event, two representative from the Board of Committee of UI GreenMetric, i.e. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M. Sc., M.M and Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng elaborated the procedure of becoming a member of the UI GreenMetric Universities in front of more than 100 participants from more than 20 Universities from all over Turkey. The workshop was attended by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tabak (Vice Rector of Sinop University), Prof. Dr. Nurcan Baykam (Vice Rector of Hittite University), environmental engineers, landscape architect, construction engineers, and all related faculty members who dealt daily with sustainable campus infrastructure programs. Prof. Dr. Hakan Kutoglu as Vice-President of Bulent Ecevit University (BEU) officially opened the workshop. He stated the enthusiasm of all the representatives from all the participating universities who are pleased join the workshop. He drew the environmental awareness of the universities in Turkey in sustainability issues. Then, he chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M. Sc., M.M made an informative talk and invited all Turkish Universities to join UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng, a professor in Civil Engineering from the University of Indonesia,  presented the survey methodology and how to input the data. Then, an invited speaker from Middle East Technical University, Prof. Dr. Göksel Demirer gave a talk on the importance of environmental issues and sustainability in the world. In the afternoon session of the workshop session Prof. Dr. Yilmaz Yildirim, a faculty member of Environmental Engineering Department gave a presentation on the environmental and sustainability practices at the Bulent Ecevit University. Respectively, Karabük University, Istanbul Technical University, Omar Halisdemir University, Kilis 7 Aral University, and Kocaeli University representatives  also made their presentations. After the workshop session, representatives of UI GreenMetric visited the BEU rector’s office and meet the Rector of Bulent Ecevit University, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ozer. Further discussion has been conducted to prepare the annual International Workshop on UI GreenMetric in which will be held for the first time outside Jakarta, at the Bulent Ecevit University which is located in the beautiful surroundings of the black sea at the city of Zonguldak in the first quarter of 2017.  

UI GreenMetric Chairperson visited the University of California Davis in Davis near Sacramento California on the September 28th 2016.  UC Davis Vice Provost Joanna Regulska invited the University of Indonesia representatives during the first Times Higher THE Academic Summit at the University California Berkeley 26-28 September 2016.   UC Davis is the largest agricultural based university in the USA with  a lot of achievement in their green campus and sustainabiilty program. Some of the best sustainability practices are : [caption id="attachment_3232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Center for Equine Health Waste Water Treatment Plant[/caption] Center for Equine Health Waste Water Treatment Plant is the Research Digester Location to converts organic waste into the beneficial products i.e Biogas (60-70% methane), digestate (solid byproduct) for plant fertilizer, and Organic liquid fertilizer.   [caption id="attachment_3233" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Electric Vehicle Charging Station[/caption] There are a number of parking spaces on campus that are restricted for use by electric vehicles.  These spaces provide up to four hours access for charging purposes only, and any valid UC Davis permit must be displayed.  After four hours, the electric vehicle must be moved to a parking space for which the permit type allows. (source : http://taps.ucdavis.edu/parking/information/ev_charging_station_map)   There is another of sustainability program in University of California to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build the green transport, reduce the amount of waste, etc

8, September 2016 The head of international rating of UI GreenMetric World University professor Riri Fitri Sari (Indonesia) held a seminar for representatives of 18 Russian universities from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Gorno-Altaisk, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Perm , Rostov-on-Don, Tomsk in RUDN University (Moscow, Russia). The creators of the rating consider their research to be useful for rectors to develop environmentally friendly policy and to foster an attitude of care towards nature among students and professors.   The methodology of rating consists of several parameters. Most of them are dependent on development of university policy, some are affected by scientific researches. To reduce using of paper and plastic, to use energy-efficient appliances and water-saving technologies, to arrive to the university on bikes, to help planting annuals and trees, to organize eco-events, to create student communities for coordination “green” initiatives ... This and much more can already be done by representatives of Russian universities. The purpose of UI GreenMetric World University rating is to disseminate the results of online survey on the current ecological state of university campuses and sustainable development of universities around the world. Now this list contains of more than 400 leading universities, and RUDN University is among them. Video Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric visited RUDN University. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIB60W79TU[/embed] Photo documentation:

On September and October 2016, three UI GreenMetric technical workshops will be conducted to encourage full participations of Russian, Jordanian and Turkish Universities. These workshops are organized in collaboration between UI GreenMetric Team and Host Universities, i.e. People’s Friendly University Russia  (RUDN University) in Moscow, Bulent Ecevit University in Zonguldak Turkey, and Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Irbid Jordan, in order to promote UI GreenMetric participations and providing platforms for universities to share there experiences in creating green and sustainable campuses. Eighteen Universities in Russia will Join the Techical Workshop at the RUDN University in Moscow, which is one of leading university in Moscow that is in position to reveal back their historical status as the center of education for many overseas leaders. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is pleased to hold The 3rd International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM) in collaboration with Bülent Ecevit University and Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey on April 2017. The venue for the event will be at Baltaliman? Social Facilities, Istanbul University, a historic place composed of picturesque buildings near the Bosphorus Strait. Two days after the workshop in Turkey, consecutively the technical workshop for university in Jordan will be organized in Irbid on the 5th of October 2016. These workshops will be a working model of collaboration between universities to combat the misuse of ranking and go further beyond competition. We encourage universities in the near by region to participate in these workshops in which 2 representatives from UI GreenMetric will help to answer your questions. We hope that this workshop will ensure that requested information can be submitted by October 31st 2016. For further information and participation in the workshop, please refer to the following details : 1. UI GreenMetric at the People’s Friendly University Russia (RUDN University) Location: RUDN University, Moscow Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016. Time: 09.00-15.00 Contact Person: Dr. Evgeny Martinenko Email:    emartynenko@mail.ru 2. UI GreenMetric at the Bulent Ecevit University Location: Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey Date: Monday, 3 October 2016. Time: 09.00-16.00 Contact Person: Dr. Dincer Bicer Email:   dincer.bicer@gmail.com 3. UI GreenMetric at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) Location: JUST, Irbid Jordan Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016. Time: 09.00-16.00 Contact Person: Prof. Majed Abu-Zraig Email: majed@just.edu.jo  

The following is invitation letter to participate in Technical Workshop in Techincal Workshop on UI GreenMetric 2016 for Indonesian Universities. Please read carefully the following information about workshop venue and registration [gview file="http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Registration-Workshop-UI-GreenMetric-2016.pdf"]

UI GreenMetric team had an opportunity to speak in The IREG-8 Conference at Lisbon, represented by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M. Sc., M.M. There were 168 participants from various institutions attended the IREG Conference 2016. The speakers emphasized that the objectives of ranking is one of the evaluation methods for every single Universities to increase the education and research quality. The parallel sessions of the conference discussed the potential impact of ranking system in internationalization, ranking development and academic excellence,  and the future of internationalization and rankings. Ranking is also the power to internationalization that has an important role in establishing inter-university networking. The ratings should have applied specifically, as is done by UI GreenMetric World University Ranking. Marco Antonio Zaco as a Rector of University of Sao Paolo Brazil said that UI GreenMetric Ranking is one of the flagship program of the University of Indonesia for its internationalization. UI will not only be the participant of ranking but it would like to contribute to the noble task of creating the best role model infrastructure for learning and research and future leaders empowered with sustainable cultures.

UI GreenMetric team visited National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) on March 07-11, 2016. In their visit, they learned about sustainability management office, information and data collection related to sustainability, and studied a variety of innovations and best practices carried out in NPUST, especially in the field of energy management and sustainability. NPUST is the second largest university in Taiwan and has participated in UI GreenMetric survey since 2012. The Campus became the best university in Taiwan in the 2015 version of UI GreenMetric Ranking. President Prof. Chang-Hsien Tai, Ph.D said that UI GreenMetric is one ranker that provides a lot of influence on developments in NPUST. The university emphasizes research and the creation of a wide range of research products which then it can contribute to agriculture, mainly because of Pingtung is one of the provinces with the most revenue is from the agricultural sector. Various products produced by the university are processed to obtain a patent from the government of Taiwan and the USA. Here are some sustainable technologies that we can look at NPUST. [caption id="attachment_3162" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Green Roof System International College[/caption] Green Roof System is designed by one of the professors in NPUST. The foreign students will be involved in its manufacture. This system is a sustainable construction with insufficient soil condition and specific plants that are resistant to this condition. [caption id="attachment_3163" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Jingsi Lake[/caption] Jingsi Lake is one of the artificial lake in NPUST for purposes of maintain the water availability in a university environment. [caption id="attachment_3164" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Heat Pumps[/caption] Heat pumps technology is being used in NPUST as an alternative water heater source. This facility is more power-efficient, because its use two-thirds of the amount of electrical energy. [caption id="attachment_3165" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Rain Water Recycling Treatment[/caption] A model of this building system is provided for educational purposes both for students and the communities. The rain water from the roof will be inserted in the ground tank and then be re-pumped so that can be used for a variety of purposes [caption id="attachment_3166" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Water Management Facilities[/caption] This system managed by the Center for Environmental Protection, Safety, and Health. Water Management Facilities is domestic waste water treatment facility that obtained from the campus. [caption id="attachment_3167" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Waste Management System[/caption] Waste Management System located at Department of Animal Science. This facility is used to converts organic wastes from animal into organic fertilizer. Methane gas as a side product that produced from the process can be an alternative renewable energy. Another technologies are solar power facilities and electric car that can supply the energy for research and academic activities. Incentive program for stakeholders and students that supporting water and waste management system making facilities more sustainable. Technology management of this University can encourage the other Universities to better integrate their facilities, such as in waste treatment for renewable energy sources, rainwater utilization for domestic uses, and all of those technologies are based on artistic taste so that can be a learning tools and educative recreation for students or communities.  

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