This year the 4th Building Universities’ Reputations (BUR) conference was hosted by the University of Piura (Peru) and University of Navarra (Spain). The theme of BUR 2019 was University Contribution to the Community, with the aim to reflect the universities’ role in society, and how the interaction between them affect the reputation and sustainability of the university. UI GreenMetric was invited to become one of the keynote speaker at this event, represented by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric). The event run from 3 to 5 October 2019 with different theme for each day. The first day was environmental, the second day was social-economic, and the last day was about corporate governance. The total of 175 participants from Latin America and Spanish universities participated in this conference. The events welcomed by Dr. Antonio Abruña Puyol (Rector of the University of Piura), and followed by a conference themed The role of HEIs - Creating sustainable campus. In this session Prof. Riri Fitri Sari delivered a keynote speech related to sustainable campus. The President of City University of London – Prof. Sir Paul Curran and the Peruvian former Minister of Education - Dr. Jaime Saavedra were among the speakers. A Peruvian art performances by the university of Piura’s students were among the programs which involved all participants of BUR Conference. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 1. Prof Riri Fitri Sari as the keynote speaker[/caption] [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 2. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha with Rector of the University of Piura, Dr. Antonio Abruña Puyol[/caption] [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 3. Discussion with President of City University London, Prof. Sir Paul Curran[/caption]
National workshop on UI GreenMetric has been arranged for universities with similar background. For example UIN Raden Intan Lampung organized a workshop at the Emersia Hotel on 14-16 August 2019 in Lampung, South Sumatra. This event was intended to promote UI GreenMetric fo all Islamic universities in Indonesia. UI GreenMetric in this activity were represented by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric), Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, Ph.D (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric), Mr. Junaidi, M.A. (Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric), Dr. Muhammad Fuad (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric), Ms. Sabrina Hikmah Ramadianti, S.Si (UI GreenMetric Secretariat), and Ms. Hastin Setiani, S.Si (UI GreenMetric Secretariat). The first day of the workshop began with a dinner with all the workshop participants. Rector of UIN Raden Intan Lampung, Prof. Dr. H. Moh. Mukri, M.Ag. said that various efforts had been made so that UIN Raden Intan Lampung become a green campus, such as there are a lot of biopori wells at UIN, which can hold water so that it can be used for other purposes and prevent flooding, whereas in other areas around the campus flooding sometimes occurs when it rains. He also said that the workshop was in line with the vision of the campus. The Rector also persuaded all of the participants to have an awereness of healthy living and care for the environment and make it as a habit. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Drs. Intizam (Head of the Lampung Provincial Environment Department) gave his remarks and officially opened the 2019 National Workshop on Sustainable Religious Affairs. The event was followed by keynote session presented by the Minister of Environment & Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, represented by Ir. Helmi Basalamah (Head of the BP2SDM Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia). At this session, there was also declaration on the Green Campus Forum of Islamic Religious Colleges attended by the Vice-Chair of the Rector Forum PTKIN who is also the Rector of UIN Jakarta, Prof. Dr. Amani Lubis. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 1. Opening of the national workshop and the Declaration of the Green Campus Forum of Islamic Religious Colleges[/caption] The event on the second day began with explanation of UI GreenMetric and UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UI GWURN) by Mr. Junaidi, M.A. and continued with explanation of UI GreenMetric Indicators and Questionnaire presented by Dr. Muhammad Fuad. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 2. Presentation by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Mr. Junaidi, M.A., Dr. Muhammad Fuad dan Mr. Puji Raharjo, S.Ag., S.S., M.Hum.[/caption] The second day was continued with experience sharing by UIN Raden Intan Lampung in managing the green campus according to UI GreenMetric Indicators presented by from Dr. Eko Kuswanto M.Sc. (Vice-Chair of Sustainable Campus and Environmental Development Team, UIN Raden Intan Lampung). This achievement is a good start so that UIN Raden Intan Lampung can determine the next target, to be the top 10 green campus in Indonesia. In the last session Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., (National Coordinator of UI GWURN for Indonesia and Vice Rector IV of Diponegoro University) represented by Mr. Junaidi, M.A reported the development of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UI GWURN) Indonesia. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 3. Inauguration of the solar power plant[/caption] As the closing of the event, a campus tour at the UIN Raden Intan Lampung has been organised by some tree planting activities and visit to the new alternative energy sources. UIN Raden Intan Lampung prepared 1 tree for each university which attended this event. In addition to planting trees, the campus tour session also completed with the inauguration of the solar power plant of the university. A dinner at the house of the Major of Bandar Lampung concluded this event in South Sumatra.
PRESS RELEASE Riobamba, October 1st, 2019 The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Ecuador This year, for the first-time national workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (UIGWUR) was held in Ecuador, organized by the Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo (ESPOCH) from September 30th to October 1st, 2019. The workshop was aimed at socializing the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and invite more universities in Ecuador to join the ranking, as well as exploring sustainable university initiatives and opportunities for collaboration between Ecuadorian universities and the UI GreenMetric World University Rangkings Network (UIGWURN). More than 10 universities attended the workshop and signed the Declaration of Membership for UIGWURN; 10 universities from the Ecuador (Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, Universidad Estatal de Milagro, Universidad Estetel de Polyolyfuil, Universidad de Los Hemisferios, Universidad Te?cnica del Norte, Universidad Te?cnica de Babahoyo, Pontificia Universidad Cato?lica del Ecuador, Universidad Cato?lica de Cuenca, and 1 university from Mexico (Universidad de Sonora). The workshop was started by the local tour of the university by riding bicycle involving workshop participants, students, and staff of ESPOCH. The opening ceremony was started with the welcoming speech from the Rector of Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo; Ing. Byron Ernesto Vaca Barahona, Ph.D., followed by the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric; Prof. Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., MM., and the Ambassador of Indonesia for Ecuador; Dra. Diennaryati Tjokrosuprihatono, M.Psi. It is for the first time for the national anthem of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ecuadorian national anthem to be delivered in the opening ceremony of the national workshop on UI GreenMetric which this year alone have been conducted in Ireland, Taiwan Russia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Brazil, Lebanon, Tunisia and Cyprus. The 1st and 2nd session consist of presentations from Prof. Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., MM., introducing the UI GreenMetric profile (current position) and challenge, and from Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, ST., MT., M.Agr., elaborating the UI GreenMetric indicators and data submission process, respectively. The 3rd session was the sharing best practice of campus sustainability efforts from the Pontificia Universidad Cato?lica del Ecuador, Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, and Escuela Superior Politecnica De Chimborazo. The first day workshop was closed with open discussion on the thematic Priority Activities for the Ecuadorian Universities Network, where the Universidad Te?cnica de Babahoyo was proposed to be the host for the next year national workshop in Ecuador. While for the Mexican university, the Universidad de Sonora is willing to host the workshop. The second day of the workshop consists of the ESPOCH university teaching and research facilities in which proved Espoch achievement i. UI Greenmetric. A scientific site visit to the meteorological station of Espoch at Chimborazo mountain, which is the point with the largest distance from the center of the earth. The global climate change mitigation effort has been conducted by Espoch with its unique location in Riobamba, 30 kms from the mountain. The participants also visited the main campus and laboratories and data the data center. For more information about UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and the UIGWURN, please contact: Ms. Sabrina Hikmah Ramadianti (Mobile Phone: +628561863537, e-mail: email@example.com). Dr. Rifelly Dewi Astuti, SE, MM Head of Public Relations Universitas Indonesia
National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Indonesia Universities was held in Universitas Hasanudin (Unhas) Makassar on 21-22 August 2019. The representatives of UI GreenMetric were Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric), Dr. Nyoman Suwartha (Vice Chair of of UI GreenMetric), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, MA (Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric), and Mr. Budi Prayitno (Director of Facility Management and Maintenance UI). The first day was a committee meeting of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) in Indonesia to discuss delevopment of UIGWURN in Indonesia and sustainability program that will be carried out by Indonesian universities in 2019-2020. The meeting opened by Prof. dr. Muh. Nasrum Massi, Ph.D (Vice Rector for Research, Innovation, and Partnership) and the discussion led by Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc (National Coordinator of UIGWURN Indonesia). On the next day, the workshop began with report by Suharman Hamzah, Ph.D (Chief of Committee), then welcoming speech by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA (Rector of Unhas). The workshop attended by rectors, vice rectors, and representatives from universities in Indonesia. There are several presentation in this workshop. Mr. Junaidi and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha presented the about UIGWURN and methods to filling out the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. Parallel session divided into 2 parts. The first session themed Managing of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste presented by Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu (Unhas), Prof. Dr. H. Moh. Mukri, M.Ag (UIN Raden Intan Lampung), and Dr. Irvan Sophian, S.T., M.A. (Universitas Padjajaran). The second session themed Managing Water, Transportation, Education, and Research presented by Ir. FX. Pri Joeno Guntoro, Dipl. HE, M.Si (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H. (Universitas Sebelas Maret), and Prof. Dr. Ir. Bustami Syam, M.S.M.E. (Universitas Sumatera Utara). The workshop was completed with a presentation by Universitas Riau as the host for the upcoming UI GreenMetric event in 2020. As the final agenda, the participants visited the Teaching Industry Building and Unhas Hospital.
The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Hungarian universities were conducted at the University of Pecs on 15 July 2019 and University of Szeged on 16 July 2019. This year the national workshops are hosted by University of Szeged and University of Pecs who are the national coordinators of UI GreenMetric for Hungary. On 15 July 2019 the event in University of Pecs opened by Prof. Dr. Attila Miseta (The Rector of University of Pécs) and György Berkes (Director, Chancellery, Technical Services Directorate, University of Pécs). There were some speakers in this workshop: Mr. Csaba Vér (Pécs City Council), Mr. Zoltán Madaras (Chairperson, Baranya County Council), Mr. Balázs Borkovits (University of Pécs), Dr. Bálint Baranyai (University of Pécs), Dr. Balázs Mez?si (Hungarian Innovation and Efficiency Nonprofit Ltd.). The next day in Szeged at the other city 188 km away from Pecs, the UI GreenMetric event was opened by Dr. Judit Fendler (Chancellor of the University of Szeged), Prof. Dr. Márta Széll (Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning of the University of Szeged), Prof. Dr. Róbert Gábriel (Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Science and Innovation of the University of Pécs), and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric). There were presentations related to the 6 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking criteria. The chair of this session is Dr. Dénes Mátyás (Quality Management and Strategic Planning Officer, University of Szeged), with the speakers: Mr. László Gyarmati (Director, Univeristy of Szeged József Attila Study and Information Center), Dr. Bertalan Radvánszky (Coordinator, Green University Program, University of Pécs), Viktória Mudra (Sustainability Coordinator, Eötvös Loránd University), and Dr. György Málovics (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Research Centre, University of Szeged). As this is the first national workshop in Hungary, UI GreenMetric team delivered a speech on step-by-step guideline to complete UI GreenMetric questionaire as well as some lessons learned from other universities in other countries. There also new universities coming and sign our declaration of membership. This shows that universities in Hungary are willing to get connected with other universities which have the same understanding of the importance of being green campus. As our data shows that there were still rooms for improvement for Hungarian universities to be green. UI GreenMetric can be used as a tool to make continuous improvement of Hungarian universities to be sustainable. With the active and dynamic network we have, we hope that Hungarian universities can utilize this potential and collaborate with other universities. Hopefully, this is an excellent beginning of our collaboration to make our universities and the world a better place.
The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric in Colombia hosted by Universidad Autonoma de Occidente and Universidad Icesi, on 17-18 June 2019. The first day of workshop conducted in Universidad Autonoma de Occidente. The event opened by Dr. Luis H. Perez (President of Universidad Autonoma de Occidente) and Mr. Junaidi (Vice Chair II of UI GreenMetric). There were three session in the workshop. The first session themed UI GreenMetric World University: Trends and Challenges presented by Mr. Junaidi, Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero, and Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). The second session themed Best Practices in the Category Setting and Infrastructure presented by Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco, Alejandro Franco (Universidad del Valle), and Andrea Velasquez (Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira). The third session divided to two different topics, Best Practices in the Categories Energy and Climate Change and Best Practices Education and Research presented by Luis Alejandro Arias Rodriguez (Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano), Jaime Alberto Romero (Universidad el Bosque), Jose Herney Ramirez Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Edwin Andres Mora (Universidad de Antioquia), Alvaro del Campo Parra Lara (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente), and Nadia Velasquez (Universidad Santo Tomas). On the next day, the workshop conducted in Universidad Icesi. Dr. Francisco Piedrahita Plata (President of Universidad Icesi) and Dr. Muhammad Fuad (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric) gave the welcoming speech. In this workshop we held discussion themed Best Practices in the Categories Waste, Water, and Transportation. The speakers for this session were Madelen Panesso (Universidad Santiago de Cali), Lina Marcela Rozo (Universidad EAFIT), Ana Maria Borja (Universidad Icesi), Daniel Rincon Saad (Fundacion Universidad del Norte Barranquilla), Tatiana Molina Velazquez (Universidad CES), Jenny Andrea Diaz (Universidad del Rosario), Lina Porras (Universidad de Andes Colombia), and Alexandra Leal Castellanos (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). At the closing of the national workshop event, the campus of Universidad Icesi gave an insight on the green university effort conducted by the university.
UI GreenMetric represented Universitas Indonesia in IREG 2019 Conference, on 8-10 May 2019 at the Università di Bologna, Italy with Prof. Riri Fitri Sari as the representatives. The year’s conference themed Rankings: A Challenge to Higher Education. The conference opened by Mr. Luiz C. Costa (President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence), Mr. Francesco Ubertini (Rector of the University of Bologna), and Mr. Gaetano Manfredi (Rector of the University of Naples). Mr. Jaroslaw Gowin (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Science and Higher Education) also delivered a keynote speech about Rankings: a Challenge to Public Policy? Reflections from Poland’s Perspective. He said that the ranking must provide reliable data and information. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"]Figure 1. Presentation session in IREG 2019 Conference[/caption] There were three sessions on the first day of the conference presented by the ranking experts and researchers: The first session discussed about Trend and New Developments in Global and National Rankings, Use of Rankings in Developing University Strategy, and Future of Rankings - From Bibliometrics to Global Performance Metrics. On the next day the topics of discussion were about Influence of Media on Rankings and Role of rankings in Latin America. [caption align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 2. Mr. Luiz C. Costa gave achievement medal to Prof. Jan. Sadlak (top) and Mr. Robert Morse (bottom) [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6932" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Figure 3. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari with delegations of IREG 2019 Conference [/caption] Another important event in IREG 2019 Conference was the General Assembly, opened by Mr. Luiz C. Costa. He reported activities conducted by IREG Observatory for one year. The event closed with the awarding of an achievement medal to the former president of the IREG Observatory, Prof. Jan Sadlak and Chief Data Strategist of US News On-line Ranking, Mr. Robert Morse.
On 13 March 2019, UI GreenMetric collaborated with Telkom University for the National Workshop on Environmental Sustainability Office 2019. The event opened by Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric), Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya (President of Telkom University), and Prof. Dr. Ambariyanto (National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric for Indonesia, Vice Rector of Universitas Diponegoro). We invited some speakers from university and industry to sharing their best practice in sustainability. They were Mr. Heri Budiarso (VP Health Safety Security and Environment, Pertamina EP Indonesia) and Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris (Dean Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia). Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin presented sustainability effort in UPM based on Sustainability Development Goals initiated by United Nations. Another agenda from the first day was Focus Group Discussion (FGD) themed Development Planning of Sustainability Office in University. From the discussion, it showed that several university in Indonesia had formed the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Center as the sustainability office. The SDGs Center itself is the center that supported by the Minister of National Development Planning, Prof. Dr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro. At the closing of the first day event, the participants toured around Telkom University campus. We can see the efforts done by Telkom University to make the sustainable university. On the next day the participants went to the Universitas Padjajaran (Unpad). The event opened by Dr. Sigid Suseno, SH., M.Hum (Vice Rector of Unpad) and Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si. (Managing Director of Unpad). They showed us the sustainability effort that they’ve done, especially the process of organic and inorganic waste treatment.
This year we have conducted The 5th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM) in collaboration with University College Cork, Irlandia on 14-16 April 2019. The theme for IWGM 2019 is “Sustainable University in a Changing World: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities“. Representatives of UI GreenMetric team were Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Dr. Nyoman Suwarta, Ph.D and Asst. Prof. Junaidi. The event began with steering committee meeting at the North Wing Council Room, University College Cork. The national coordinator who presented the report were Prof. Tadeu Malheiros (University of Sao Paolo), Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco Idarraga (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero Infante (El Bosque University), Mr. Pascal Caizergues (Inseec U.), Dr. Mochamad Arief Budihardjo (Universitas Diponegoro), Prof. Mirko Degli Esposti (University of Bologna), Prof. John O’Halloran (University College Cork), Mr. Juris Iljins (Riga Technical University), Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui (Sukkur IBA University), Prof. Paulo J. S. Cruz, (Universidade do Minho), Dr. Sc. Redina Margarita Mikhailovna (RUDN University), Prof. Habib M. Fardoun (King Abdulaziz University), Dr. Chang Hsien Tai (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology), Prof. Mustafa Çufal? (Bulent Ecevit University), Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D. (Mahidol University), Prof. Dr. Sany Sanuri Mohd. Mokhtar (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Mr. Andy Nolan (University of Nottingham), Dr. Esmail Karamidehkordi (University of Zanjan), Mr. Abzal Abdramanov (Kazakh National Agrarian University), and Dr. Dario Liberona (Universidad Federal Tecnico Santa Maria). The event continued with a discussion to discuss about sustainable efforts in the future and also the announcement of the UI GreenMetric Award. [caption id="attachment_6932" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 1. Steering committee meeting at the North Wing Council Room, UCC[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6933" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 2. UI GreenMetric awardees[/caption] On the next day, Prof. Patrick O'Shea (President of University College Cork), H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney (Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland), and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari gave the opening speech. The keynote speech delivered by Dr. Michael John O’Mahony (Director of the Environmental Education Unit, The National Trust for Ireland) and Dr. Gerard Mullally (Department of Sosiology, University College Cork). The event followed by parallel presentations. The presentations are divided into three sessions. The topics were about issues and innovation in managing settings and infrastructure, managing energy and climate change, managing waste, managing water, managing transportation, managing education and research. Participants are given the opportunity to discuss important matters at the end of each parallel presentation session. There were also a poster session held at the same venue which is the first of its kind in UI GreenMetric Workshops. The agenda continued with a campus tour around University College Cork.
THE 2019 Innovation & Impact Summit successfully held at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). South Korea on 2-4 April 2019. Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari attended this event as a representative of Universitas Indonesia (UI) and UI GreenMetric. [caption id="attachment_6940" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fig 1. Delegation from Indonesian universities[/caption] Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit is a meeting place for university leaders around the world with policy makers, world-class researchers, and industries to discuss some issues about how university's efforts to create new impacts and innovative environments, the role of universities as a place of research in creating impact, and how universities, policy makers and business leaders collaborate to overcome global issues. On 4 April 2019, THE University Impact Rankings released a ranking list of 467 universities from 76 countries via the website https://www.timeshighereducation.com. Universitas Indonesia (UI) managed to become rank 80 of the best universities worldwide and rank 1 for the Indonesian universities. This shows that UI implemented SDGs in the university and its community.