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The 7th Steering Committee Meeting: Reports and Future Plan Activities UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) At Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal On Thursday, June 15, 2023, the National Coordinators of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings gathered at IBS, Universidade do Minho in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of the meeting was to present the reports and future plans activities of each university regarding their sustainability efforts. This 7th Steering Committee meeting was attended by a total of 30 participants, representing 21 universities from 15 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan. 15 participants were direct representatives of their respective universities, while the remaining 6 were unable to attend but sent their reports and future plans to be read by a UI GreenMetric representative. Opening of the 7th Steering Committee Meeting The list of national coordinators who presented from each university is as follows: Prof. Miguel Bandeira, Pro-Rector for Sustainability, University of Minho, Portugal Prof. Ir. Pablo Vanegas, PhD, Vice-Rector Research and Graduate Studies, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Ph.D., Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development, Mahidol University, Thailand Prof. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., Ph.D, Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Collaboration, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia Assoc.Prof.Dr. Abror Juraev, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan Prof. Anna Tozzi, Rector consultant, University of L'Aquila, Italy Prof. Habib Fardoun, Executive Committee Member, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Saudi Arabia Prof. Patricia Iglecias, Representative of Rector, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. Prof. Dr. Vincent Ru-Chu Shih, Representative of President, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan Dr. Maria Kirrane, Representative of President, University of College Cork, Ireland Anna Schmidt Fiedler, Representative of Rector, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland Prof. Dr. Tevhide Serra Gorpe, Representative of University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Prof.Dott. Ing. MGO. Jaime Alberto Romero-Infante, Representative of Rector, El Bosque University, Colombia Cristina Muñoz Corsini, Director, Campus Plannig and Design, University of Navarra, Spain Tünde Kulcsár, Representative of Rector, University of Pécs, Hungary The reports of the following 6 universities were read by Dr. Junaidi, MA, Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric: University of Szeged, Hungary Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Kazakhstan Riga Technical University, Latvia Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia University of Zanjan, Iran RUDN: People’s Friendship University of Russia, Russia The presence of national coordinators in this meeting will provide an opportunity to address crucial inquiries regarding the responsibilities of universities in global sustainability challenges. The primary objective is to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among universities worldwide in addressing sustainability issues. Distinguished experts, rectors, deans, senior representatives, academics, and members of the UI GreenMetric secretariat will be in attendance. The discussion will revolve around the following key areas: Ongoing efforts in establishing a strategic network within each member country Necessary actions to implement strategic frameworks effectively. Exploring avenues for collective collaboration within the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network. Following this meeting and the collaborative efforts in organizing sustainability-related events, 6 renowned institutions have committed to conducting research collaboration. These institutions include El Bosque University in Colombia, University of L'Aquila in Italy, University of Sharjah in the UAE, University College Cork in Ireland, Universitas Diponegoro in Indonesia, and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. This research will contribute to further advancements in sustainable practices, fostering a global impact. National Coordinators of UI GreenMetric UI GreenMetric aims for this meeting to serve as a platform for National Coordinators to generate new ideas, engage in discussions, and collaborate on addressing future environmental concerns, fostering more active engagement within the UI GreenMetric green campus and sustainable agenda. Gallery: Article by: Yovita, Dian, Sabrina Source: https://iwgm.ui.ac.id/ Photo by: UMihno Photography Team

The National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Uzbekistan, hosted by Bukhara State University, took place on May 26th-27th, 2023. The workshop brought together several stakeholders from universities in Uzbekistan, including the Rector of Bukhara State University, the Rector of Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute, the Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University, the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Tashkent State Agrarian University, and the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Bukhara State University. The first day of the workshop commenced at 9:00 AM (GMT+5) with an opening address by Abror Juraev, Vice Rector for International Cooperation of Bukhara State University. He warmly welcomed all the participants and introduced the speakers from UI GreenMetric. The session began with a video profile showcasing Bukhara State University and UI GreenMetric. Opening of the National Workshop Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., an Expert Member of UI GreenMetric, had the honour of presenting first. He provided an overview of UI GreenMetric, including the general results of Uzbekistan's universities in the 2022 rankings. He also delved into a detailed description of each UI GreenMetric indicator, emphasizing the importance of providing evidence to enhance a university's rankings. Presentation from Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch., Ph.D., the Expert Member of UI GreenMetric National Workshop Situation Following a break, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr., Vice Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric, took the floor to introduce UI GreenMetric comprehensively. He discussed its vision, mission, participation guidelines, timeline, thematic priorities, service packages, and shared the latest updates and developments from UI GreenMetric. The discussion was then opened for participants to ask questions to the speakers. Presentation from Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr. Vice Chair of Administration, Research, and Development of UI GreenMetric Question and Answer Situations After the Q&A session, the presentations continued with Prof. Alisher Usmankulov from Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute. He shared his university's experience participating in UI GreenMetric's rankings and discussed the challenges and practices in managing waste. Prof. Alisher Usmankulov from Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Vice Rector of Tashkent State Agrarian University, followed with a presentation on his university. He provided an overview of its history, development, and efforts in achieving sustainability. Dr. Abduvasikov also explained the transportation solutions implemented at his university and presented the results of these initiatives. Presentation from Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Vice Rector from Tashkent State Agrarian University The presentations proceeded with Sardor Donaev, Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University, who introduced his university, highlighted its educational initiatives and programs, discussed Tashkent Technical University's performance in UI GreenMetric rankings, and shared valuable lessons learned, practices, and suggestions for managing water in the university. Presentation from Sardor Donaev, Vice Rector of Tashkent Technical University Finally, Prof. Khamidov Obidjon Khafizovich, Rector of Bukhara State University, took the stage and elaborated on his university's green programs, such as the utilization of renewable energy, greening territory plans, and scholarly publications related to sustainability as a practice in education management. He also showcased sustainability-related startup projects and programs initiated by the university. On the second day of the workshop, participants had the opportunity to visit various sites and tour the campuses to witness firsthand the sustainability practices implemented by Bukhara State University. Gallery: Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/eThSY7F3LaY?feature=share

The online workshop on campus waste solutions, hosted by UIN Raden Fatah Palembang, took place on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 09:00 . The event began with a captivating video profile of UI GreenMetric and UIN Raden Fatah Palembang. The Master of Ceremony representing the university warmly opened the event, extending a warm welcome to the speakers and the audience. Opening remarks were then delivered by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, and Prof. Dr. Nyayu Khodijah, S.Ag, M.Si., Rector of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang. Opening by Master of Ceremony of the Workshop Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Nyayu Khodijah, S.Ag, M.Si., Rector of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang Following the inspiring opening remarks from the esteemed leaders of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang and UI GreenMetric, the moderator took charge of the workshop, introducing each speaker. The lineup included Prof. Dr. Amin Retnoningsih, M.Si., from Universitas Negeri Semarang, Prof. Dr. Drs. Pranoto, M.Sc., from Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Dr. A. Netty Siahaya, M.Si., from Universitas Pattimura. Moderator of the Workshop Prof. Dr. Amin Retnoningsih had the privilege of presenting first, providing an overview of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) and its sustainability efforts. She shared the history and performance of UNNES in UI GreenMetric Rankings and offered a detailed explanation of UNNES's management of organic waste. The UNNES team also shared valuable experiences in waste management using the Black Soldier Fly technology. The First Speaker, Prof. Dr. Amin Retnoningsih, M.Si. from Universitas Negeri Semarang Presentation from UNNES Team The second speaker, Prof. Dr. Drs. Pranoto, M.Sc., from Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), focused his presentation on waste management at UNS. Prof. Pranoto discussed the university's recycling program for waste, initiatives to reduce paper and plastic usage, and methods for organic waste treatment. The Second Speaker, Prof. Dr. Drs. Pranoto, M.Sc., from Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Dr. A. Netty Siahaya, M.Si., from Universitas Pattimura (UNPATTI), served as the third speaker, delivering an insightful presentation on the innovation and modification of eco-enzymes using seawater at UNPATTI. She explained the eco-enzyme production process, its effective role in waste management, and provided facts and theories on eco-enzyme utilization. The Third Speaker, Dr. A. Netty Siahaya, M.Si. from Universitas Pattimura (UNPATTI) The webinar progressed smoothly, with active participation from both the speakers and attendees. Thoughtful questions were raised, enriching the discussions. The event concluded with closing remarks from the moderator, summarizing the key takeaways from the enlightening sessions. It is hoped that this webinar will inspire and motivate other universities to make significant efforts in managing waste within their respective campuses. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpx8GDMDC8

Webinar of Energy and Climate Change: Challenges & Opportunities in Research and Technology Development for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Towards a Sustainable Campus The energy and climate change webinar hosted by Universitas Samudra (UNSAM) took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2023, at 14:00 WIB. The event commenced with an engaging video profile showcasing UI GreenMetric's Universitas Samudra, highlighting their sustainable initiatives. This was followed by opening remarks from Lely Mastura, S.T., M.Eng., Head of Energy and Climate Change at Universitas Samudra, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, and Rector of UNSAM, s Opening Remarks from the Head of Energy and Climate Change UNSAM, Lely Mastura, S.T., M.Eng. Opening Remarks from the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.S Opening Remarks from the Rector of UNSAM Dr. Ir. Hamdani, MT Following the opening remarks from the esteemed leaders of UNSAM and UI GreenMetric, Beni Al Fajar, S.Pd., M.Sc., from UNSAM, took over as the moderator for the webinar. He introduced each speaker, starting with Prof. Dr. Mahidin, S.T., M.T., from Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), who presented on Recent Developments in Carbon Capture and Storage Technology. Prof. Mahidin provided a comprehensive overview of the Indonesian primary energy mix, investment allocation in the energy sector, and the advantages and disadvantages of carbon capture technology from the exhaust gas. Moderator, Beni Al Fajar, S.Pd., M.Sc The first speaker, Prof. Dr. Mahidin, S.T., M.T. Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si., from the Center for Environmental Health and Safety, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), served as the second speaker. He focused on The Involvement of Higher Education in Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Dr. Husodo discussed the crucial role that higher education institutions can play in addressing climate change and emphasized the importance of renewable energy adoption on campuses. He shared UNPAD's practices in implementing renewable energy initiatives. The second speaker, Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si. Heri Haryanto, S.T., M.T., from Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UNTIRTA), delivered a presentation on the Implementation of Energy Management in Campus Buildings. He provided valuable insights into effective energy efficiency and conservation practices in campus buildings. Through examples and experiences from UNTIRTA, he outlined the fundamental principles and commitments necessary for successful energy management. The third speaker, Heri Haryanto, S.T., M.T. The webinar proceeded smoothly, with active participation from both the speakers and the attendees. Thoughtful questions were raised, adding depth to the discussions. The event concluded with closing remarks from the moderator, summarizing the key points from the insightful sessions. It is hoped that this webinar will inspire and motivate other universities to make significant efforts toward addressing climate change and fostering energy-conscious practices within their respective campus areas. By collaborating and sharing knowledge, together we can create a sustainable future and make a positive impact on our environment. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/Mwwx18WYoT8

In order to commemorate World Environment Day on Monday, June 5, 2023, UI GreenMetric and UIGWURN Eco-Enzyme Team conducted the 2023 Eco-Enzyme Festival hosted by Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA). In this event, a total of 22 universities from Indonesia participated this year. The participating universities were: Universitas Negeri Surabaya Univesitas Sumatera Utara UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Universitas Syiah Kuala Universitas Kuningan Universitas Bengkulu Universitas Negeri Padang Univesitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji UIN Raden Fatah Palembang Universitas Andalas Universitas Sebelas Maret Universitas Padjadjaran Universitas Esa Unggul Universitas Gunadarma Universitas Trisakti Universitas Teknologi Muhammad Jakarta Universitas YARSI Universitas Budi Luhur Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Universitas Negeri Malang Institut Teknologi Sumatera This event aims to inspire universities to take concrete actions in protecting the environment, raise awareness about the importance of sustainability, and promote a culture of environmental responsibility within the academic community. Simultaneously, these universities poured Eco-Enzyme liquid into the water stream around their respective campuses. This event received support and enthusiasm from 22 universities throughout Indonesia intending to create a green environment. The event began at 09:00 and was opened by the Moderator from Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA). Next, the UI GreenMetric and UNESA Profile Videos were shown. The first address was given by the Rector of UNESA, Prof. Dr. Nurhasan, M.Kes., followed by a speech from the Head of the UIGWURN Eco-Enzyme, Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc. The event continued with the opening remarks by the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari MM. MSc., and the Coordinator of UIGWURN Indonesia, Prof. Ambariyanto. Next, a representative from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Tasdiyanto, delivered a speech. Opening Remarks from Rector of UNESA, Prof. Dr. Nurhasan, M.Kes. Opening Remarks from the Head of the UIGWURN Eco-Enzyme Team, Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting Opening Remarks from Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari MM. MSc. Opening Remarks from the Coordinator of UIGWURN Indonesia, Prof. Ambariyanto Opening Remarks from a Representative from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Tasdiyanto The first pouring of Eco-Enzyme was carried out by UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi, led by Rector Prof. Su'aidi, MA, Ph.D. The pouring of Eco-Enzyme liquid took place in the university's lake and involved faculty members and students. UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi The next pouring of Eco-Enzyme was conducted by UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, led by Prof. Dr. Lily Surraya Eka Putri, M.Env.Stud. Along with the students, they poured the Eco-Enzyme liquid into the water bodies on their university campus. UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji (UMRAH) continued the pouring action of Eco-Enzyme, accompanied by Mr. Henky Irawan, S.Pi., MP, M.Sc. The pouring was done in a river near the university, involving elementary school students around the university. Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji The next pouring of Eco-Enzyme was carried out by Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), led by the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Kuncoro Diharjo, S.T., M.T. The pouring took place in the lake at UNS, using a rubber boat together with HIMAPALA (Mountaineering and Nature Lovers Club). Universitas Sebelas Maret Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) also participated in this event by pouring Eco-Enzyme into the Arboretum Lake at UNPAD. Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si., the Head of the Center for Environmental Safety, Security, and Order, led this activity. Universitas Padjadjaran Next, Universitas Esa Unggul also took part by pouring Eco-Enzyme in two different areas of the university. The Eco-Enzyme liquid was used to water the plants around the Tangerang Campus and poured into the lake area of the Jakarta Campus. The process of pouring was led by Dr. Ir. Arief Kusuma A.P., ST., MBA., IPU, ASEAN Eng, the Rector of the university. Universitas Esa Unggul Universitas Esa Unggul The next pouring is from Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA) The event starts with an explanation of the environmental activities carried out by the university, including the production and pouring of Eco-Enzyme. The process of pouring was led by Vice Rector III, responsible for Research, Community Service, Innovation, Publications, and Rankings, Mr. Junaidi Budi Prihanto, S.KM., M.KM., Ph.D. Universitas Negeri Surabaya Universitas Trisakti also participated in this event by joining the live pouring of Eco-Enzyme performed by students and representatives from each Faculty. It began with opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi, DEA, the Rector of Universitas Trisakti. The process was led by Mrs. Hernani Yulinawati, ST., MURP, the Head of the Environmental Laboratory. Universitas Trisakti Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) also participated in the use of Eco-Enzyme around the campus. They poured the Eco-Enzyme liquid into the ponds of the Agriculture Faculty/Toilet. Universitas Sumatera Utara Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) also reported similar activities in their campus area. They present the environmental activities carried out by USK, including the pouring of Eco-Enzyme within their campus area and the utilization of Eco-Enzyme in the surroundings. Universitas Syiah Kuala Next, also Universitas Kuningan (UNIKU), took part by pouring the Eco-Enzyme. The event was opened by the Rector of UNIKU, Dr. H. Dikdik Harjadi, S.E., M.Si., who also directly poured the Eco-Enzyme liquid into the Citamba River in Kuningan. Universitas Kuningan Then proceeded to Universitas Bengkulu, featuring environmental activities led by Dr. Retno Agustina Ekaputri, S.E, M.Sc., along with the Vice Rector and Deans of Universitas Bengkulu. The pouring of the Eco-Enzyme liquid took place in the university's rectorate lake. Universitas Bengkulu Continued with Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), showcasing the action of pouring the Eco-Enzyme liquid into the water stream of UNP, conducted by the university's leaders and students. Universitas Negeri Padang The next pouring by UIN Raden Fatah Palembang was opened by the Rector of UINRAFAH Palembang, Prof. Dr. Nyayu Khodijah, S.Ag, M.Si. They show the action of pouring Eco-Enzyme liquid carried out by the leaders of UINRAFAH Palembang and its students, located in the campus canal. UIN Raden Fatah Palembang Followed by Universitas Andalas (UNAND), the event was opened by the Rector of UNAND, Prof. Dr. Yuliandri, SH, MH, then continue with the activity of pouring Eco-Enzyme in one of the ponds on the campus. Universitas Andalas Continued with Universitas Gunadarma (UG), the event starts with the opening remarks from the Rector of Universitas Gunadarma, Margianti, SE., MM, then showcasing the activity of pouring Eco-Enzyme in Technopark Gunadarma, Cianjur. Universitas Gunadarma The next pouring is from Universitas Teknologi Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UTM), the event opened by the Rector of UTM Jakarta, Dr. Lela Nurlaela Wati, S.E. M.M. CRA. CRP. UTM Jakarta then shows the process of producing Eco-Enzyme and the pouring action around the Ciliwung River in Manggarai. Universitas Teknologi Muhammadiyah Jakarta Universitas Yarsi also reported a similar activity, the event opened by Vice Rector I, Dr. dr. Wening Sari, M.Kes., and followed by the Eco-Enzyme pouring activities carried out around the Yarsi campus. Universitas Yarsi Continued with Universitas Budi Luhur, the event was opened by the Rector of Universitas Budi Luhur, Dr. Ir. Wendi Usino, M.Sc., M.M., along with Ms. Umi Tutik Asmawi and the team from Universitas Budi Luhur, together they pouring the Eco-Enzyme in several ponds and water streams on the campus. Universitas Budi Luhur Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) also participated in the pouring of Eco-Enzyme liquid carried out by the entire leadership, staff, and students of ITS at Danau Delapan ITS. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Then proceeded by Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), featured the preparations for pouring Eco-Enzyme liquid around their campus, led by the entire UM leaders and carried out by their students. Universitas Negeri Malang Last but not least, the final pouring from Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), was opened by Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Pugeg Aryantha. The event shows ITERA's activities in planting vegetation and pouring Eco-Enzyme liquid onto the plants around their campus. Institut Teknologi Sumatera We hope that this event can serve as a platform for universities to showcase their efforts in adopting sustainable practices and implementing environmentally friendly initiatives. It allows participating universities to demonstrate their commitment to preserving the environment, raising awareness among students and staff, and inspiring others to take similar actions. Through this collaborative approach, universities can learn from each other and work together towards a common goal of creating a more sustainable future. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w7SswXNpJs&t

The University of L'Aquila, Italy, hosted the National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in Italy on May 16-17, 2023. The workshop aimed to bring together various speakers from universities across Italy, including the University of Bologna, LUISS Guido Carli University, Marche Polytechnique University, University of Salerno, University of Bari, University of Camerino, and Politecnico di Torino. The first day of the workshop began at 3:00 PM with a welcoming speech by Prof. Lelio Lapadre, Vice Rector for Sustainability at University of L'Aquila. Prof. Anna Tozzi from University of L'Aquila introduced the meeting, and the presentations commenced with Dr. Stefano Piazza from University of Bologna, who discussed Italian participation in GreenMetric over the past years. This was followed by presentations from Dr. Massimiliano D'Innocenzo from University of L'Aquila and Dr. Riccardo Galletti from Fondazione Alma Mater, who provided an analysis of the results of Italian universities in GreenMetric 2022. Welcoming Speech by Prof. Lelio Lapadre, Vice Rector for Sustainability at University of L'Aquila Introduction of the Meeting by Prof. Anna Tozzi from University of L'Aquila Presentation by Dr. Stefano Piazza from University of Bologna Presentation by Dr. Riccardo Galletti from Fondazione Alma Mater Presentation by Dr. Massimiliano D'Innocenzo from University of L'Aquila The workshop further included presentations from other universities, offering their perspectives on each UI GreenMetric methodology and sharing their experiences in participating in UI GreenMetric. Prof. Stefania Gorbi from PoliMarche spoke about Setting and Infrastructure (SI), Dr. Flavia Santi from LUISS discussed Energy and Climate Change (EC), Prof. Giovanni De Feo from the University of Salerno focused on Waste (WS), Prof. Giuditta Bonsegna from the University of Bari discussed Water (WT), and Dr. Valentina Colaleo addressed Education and Research (ED). The day concluded with a Questions and Answers session between presenters and participants. Presentation by Prof. Stefania Gorbi from PoliMarche Presentation by Dr. Flavia Santi from LUISS Presentation by Prof. Giovanni De Feo from the University of Salerno Presentation by Prof. Giuditta Bonsegna from the University of Bari Presentation by Dr. Valentina Colaleo from Politecnico di Torino The second day of the workshop began at 9:00 AM and was divided into two sessions. The workshop started with welcoming speeches from Pietro Di Benedetto, the General Director of the University of L'Aquila, who expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration with UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in achieving sustainable development objectives. This was followed by a video profile screening from UI GreenMetric and the University of L'Aquila. Workshop continued with opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng, an Expert-Member of UI GreenMetric, he expressed his hope that the meeting would provide new perspectives and generate innovative ideas to preserve culture and local wisdom in environmental treatment, creating positive impacts for communities. Lastly, Prof. Patrizia Lombardi from Politecnico di Torino emphasized the importance of the national workshop in facilitating the sharing of experiences and thoughts on sustainability among universities in Italy and recognizing the significance of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. Welcoming speech from Pietro Di Benedetto, the General Director of the University of L'Aquila Opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng, an Expert-Member of UI GreenMetric Opening Remarks by Prof. Patrizia Lombardi from Politecnico di Torino The first session of the second day began with a presentation by Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, S.T., M.T., M.Sc, an Expert-Member of UI GreenMetric, who provided an introduction to UIGWUR and its network. He explained the performance of UI GreenMetric and the Italian University Rankings, as well as provided detailed information to complete the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. Dr. Luciana Sacchetti from the University of Bologna then discussed Carbon Footprint, explaining how the university calculates carbon footprint as evidence for UI GreenMetric submission. Presentation by Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, S.T., M.T., M.Sc, an Expert-Member of UI GreenMetric Presentation by Dr. Luciana Sacchetti from the University of Bologna The second session featured presentations by Dr. Elena Forti from the University of Torino, who discussed Transport, Waste, and Water management. Dr. Forti explained the categories of transportation, waste, and water management based on the specific problems encountered. Also, Dr. Sergio Montelpare from the University of Chieti-Pescara delivered similar presentations on the same theme as Dr. Elena. The workshop concluded with a Q&A session and closing remarks from Prof. Anna Tozzi. Presentation by presentations by Dr. Elena Forti from the University of Torino Presentation Dr. Sergio Montelpare from the University of Chieti-Pescara Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s and University of L’Aquila’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u9CPcQPqnM https://www.youtube.com/live/EpV6GeI5jwY?feature=share

On April 26-29, 2023, the "Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers” (TIIAME) National Research University, Uzbekistan hosted the International Conference on "Rankings and University International Exposure." The conference was organized by IREG Observatory Academics Rankings, an institutional non-profit association of ranking organizations, universities, and other bodies interested in university rankings and academic excellence. The conference featured esteemed speakers from universities, ranking institutions, and other higher education institutions worldwide. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M, the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, had the opportunity to attend and deliver a presentation at one of the conference sessions. On April 26, 2023, conference participants began to arrive at the event venue. Prior to the official commencement of the conference, several pre-conference activities took place at the Tashkent State University of Economics, located at 49 Islam Karimov Street, Tashkent. These activities included the IREG Executive Committee meeting, addressing various university ranking-related issues, and the Elsevier Workshop titled "Local Challenges, International Impact," led by Marat Fatkhullin, Vice President of Elsevier, and Kirill Ivanow from Research Intelligence CC, Turkey, Western & Central Asia. Additionally, an IREG Welcome reception was held on the campus of Tashkent State University of Economics, providing an opportunity for participants to socialize and establish connections before the official start of the conference. Welcoming dinner at the IREG Conference 2023 Group photo with the President and Vice President of Abu Dhabi University On the second day, Thursday, April 27, the IREG Conference took place at TIIAME National Research University in Tashkent. The event commenced with the opening session from Bahadir Mirzaev, the Rector of TIIAME National Research University, Uzbekistan; Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation of Uzbekistan, and Waldemar Siwinski, the President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. Following that, there was a special session from Komiljon Karimov, the First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation of Uzbekistan, who discussed the reforms in the higher education system of the Republic of Uzbekistan On the way to the venue for the second day of the event, together with the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland The event then proceeded with a keynote speech by Seeram Ramakrishna from the National University of Singapore. The speech focused on the future direction of science and the main challenges faced by scientists today. Subsequently, the first session titled "University and Rankings - A difficult neighborhood?" was led by Thomas Parker from the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington DC, United States. This was followed by a Sponsor Presentation by M'hamed Aisati, the Vice President of Data and Analytical Services at Elsevier, Netherlands. The second session delved into the theme of "Rankings - Competition and Social Responsibility," led by Gero Federkeil, the Vice President of IREG Observatory and Head of U-Multirank, Germany. This was followed by the third session, which explored "The World of Rankings in Challenging Times," led by Alex Usher, the President of Higher Education Strategy Associates, Canada. The event continued with the fourth session on "Will rankings catch up with changing social expectations and geopolitical shifts?" led by Piotr Stepnowski. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari also participated as one of the invited speakers during this session. The presentation by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari at the IREG Conference 2023 The second day of the conference concluded with a Conference Gala Dinner held at a restaurant in Tashkent. The dinner provided an opportunity for conference participants to relax, interact, and foster relationships with colleagues and experts in the field of academic rankings. The Gala Dinner served as an important moment for networking and exchanging experiences among the conference attendees. Met with the Rector of Bukhara State University Conference Gala Dinner On the third day, the event commenced with a keynote session by Alex Usher, the President of Higher Education Strategy Associates from Canada. He delivered a keynote speech on breakthrough changes in global higher education and a place for modernized rankings. The fifth session of the event, titled "Uzbek Universities - Focus on Excellence and International Visibility," was led by Kongratbay Sharipov, the Rector of Tashkent State University of Economics. Additionally, there was a special lecture by Marian Preda, the Rector of the University of Bucharest, Romania, discussing the role of university networks and the EU initiative “European Universities” in strengthening international academic cooperation. The event then continued with the sixth session on the theme "The Role of Research in Rankings," led by Habib Fardoun, a professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, followed by the closing session led by Bahadir Mirzaev, the Rector of TIIAME National Research University, Uzbekistan. On April 29th (the fourth day), conference participants had the opportunity to participate in an optional cultural and historical program in Samarkand. After the program concluded, the participants would be transfered back to Tashkent Met with Elina from RUDN University, one of the National Coordinators of UI GreenMetric

The Webinar of Energy and Climate Change titled Energy and Climate Change Sector: Issues and Strategies towards Sustainable Campus were held on Thursday, 16 March 2023 at 02.00 PM (WIB) on Zoom. This webinar was hosted by Sultan Agung Tirtayasa University collaborated with UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and The Energy and Climate Change Team UIGWURN. Webinar started with Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as the Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T. as Rector of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University. Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as the Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T.as Rector of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University Following the Opening Remarks, the MC handover the webinar to the moderator, Rendy M. Iqbal, S.Si, M.Si. as Secretary of the SDGs Center at Palangkaraya University. Moderator started the webinar with delivered the introductions of each speaker’s profile, Dr. Ir. Rijal Idrus M. Sc. as the Head of the Climate Change Study Center at Hasanuddin University, Dessy Aruyanti S.T., M.T., Ph.D. as Secretary of the SDGs Center at Diponogoro University, and Suci Wulan Pawhestri M.Si. as the chairperson of the Sustainable Campus and Environmental Awareness Team at Raden Intan State Islamic University. Introductions of speakers by the moderator, Rendy M. Iqbal, S.Si, M.Si. as Secretary of the SDGs Center at Palangkaraya University The first speaker, Dr. Ir. Rijal Idrus M. Sc. presented the issues and strategies for a sustainable campus. He started to explain the role and importance of academic research by universities about energy and climate change, key sustainability challenges and goals, the essential aspects to build a sustainable campus, the theory of change, the problems that occurred, and also the solutions. He added that to achieve a sustainable campus, we need to collaborate with several stakeholders/actors, such as citizens, government, the private sector, academics and researchers, and also media. First Speaker:  Dr. Ir. Rijal Idrus M. Sc. as the Head of the Climate Change Study Center at Hasanuddin University Theory of Change Explanation Pentahelix Collaboration Explanation The second speaker, Dessy Aruyanti S.T., M.T., Ph.D. presented the role of universities in decreasing the impacts of climate change and achieving Indonesia’s Net Zero Emissions in 2060.  She first explained the condition of climate change today and Indonesia’s carbon emission situation, followed by her explanation of Indonesia’s energy and transportation profile, the pathway of the university's role in supporting zero-emission, and she shared the actions of Diponogoro University to build a sustainable university. Second Speaker: , Dessy Aruyanti S.T., M.T., Ph.D as the Head of the Climate Change Study Center at Hasanuddin University Indonesia's Carbon Emission Explanation Example of UNDIP Best Practices for Net Zero Emissions 2060 The third speaker, Suci Wulan Pawhestri M.Si presented the University’s efforts on energy efficiency. She shared the example of Raden Intan State Islamic University’s best practices on energy efficiency, such as the implementation of green buildings and smart buildings, energy-saving equipment, the utilization of sustainable energy, environmental management system, electricity usage, and carbon footprints. Third Speaker: Suci Wulan Pawhestri M.Si. as the chairperson of the Sustainable Campus and Environmental Awareness Team at Raden Intan State Islamic University Electricity Usage Explanation Carbon Footprints Explanation This webinar was closed by QnA and Closing Remarks from Moderator. It is hoped that this webinar, could be an inspiration and motivation for other universities to give their best efforts towards climate change issues and implement energy efficiency in their respective campus areas. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRce27ZhZuQ By: Yovita (UI GreenMetric)

UI GreenMetric launched a new student program entitled the "1st International Student Leader Meeting" (ISLM) on 21-24 November 2022. This event was held with the collaboration of UI GreenMetric partner university, Universitas Diponegoro, in Semarang, Central Java. This program was established following the success of the "1st National Student Leader Meeting" (NSLSM) in 2021, where the program succeeded in bringing concrete and impactful effects to its participants, universities, and their environment. The 1st ISLM gathered more than 50 international students to learn further, grow and collaborate on matters regarding sustainability. The ISLM has three main objectives, which are (1) to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability and the human resources required for its realization and maintenance in communities and universities; (2) to accommodate the exchange of sustainability-related experiences among students from various global universities and (3) to foster the development of future sustainable leaders. These objectives can be achieved through various activities in this program, such as seminars, forum group discussions, eco-enzyme workshops, international youth declaration on sustainability issues, field action, competition, and cultural performances. The opening ceremony signaled the program's start in the Merapi Ballroom of Novotel Hotel Semarang. Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum. (Rector of Universitas Diponegoro) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T, M.T, M.Agr (Vice-Chair of Administration, Research, and Development UIGM) gave a brief welcome speech at the opening ceremony. A discussion session followed these speeches with H. Taj Yasin Maimoen (Vice Governor of Central Java) as the keynote speaker and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani (Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University) as the moderator. Mr. Maimoen delivered a brief lecture on the importance of leadership in transforming a sustainable region. The opening ceremony ended with a Universitas Diponegoro Green Campus Video Performance. On the second day of the program (22 November), participants focused on attending an international seminar and FGD session. Prof. Faisal, S.E., M.Si., Ph.D. (Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs of Universitas Diponegoro) gave an opening speech before officially starting the international seminar. The seminar has a star-studded lineup of speakers, which are: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, S.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Minister of Finance Indonesia) Represented by: Titik Anas (Special Staff for Regional Fiscal Policy Formulation) Topic: "Facing a Global Economic Recession in 2023: What Young Generation Can Do" Dyah Roro Esti Widya Putri, BA, PG.Dip, MSc. (Member of Commission VII of the Indonesian House of Representatives) Topic: "Renewable Energy for Sustainable Universities" Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc (Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation, and Collaboration) Topic: "Sustainability Student" Sitara Kumbale [Regional Focal Point (Asia-Pacific) of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth] Topic: "Networking as a Tool for Sustainable Universities Implementation" At the end of each session, many program participants were eager to raise their questions to the speakers. All speakers responded to these enthusiastic youths with interesting and insightful answers. After the lunch break, the program's second day proceeded with an FGD session. Participants were divided into six groups which are; Setting and Infrastructure Head of Panel: Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, Ph.D. Energy and Climate Change Head of Panel: Rukuh Setiadi, S.T., MEM. Ph.D. Water Management Head of Panel: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani Waste Management Head of Panel: Dr. Ling, Ika Bagus Priyambada, ST., M.Eng. Transportation The FGD session is followed by a pledge signing session where participants sign an "International Youth Declaration." This pledge was signed by student representatives from 14 different countries worldwide. The next agenda after signing the pledge was an eco-enzyme workshop led by Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc, (Head of the Eco-enzyme Team of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network). The workshop aimed to introduce eco-enzyme as an alternative to organic waste management to support sustainability. After dinner, the program proceeded with a discussion session led by Dr. Junaidi, S.S. MA., on "Student's Role in Sustainability." Participants of the 1st ISLM wrapped the second day with an art performance showcasing traditional Indonesian culture. Field action was the third and final day's main agenda of the 1st ISLM. On 23 November 2022, participants headed to Mangrove Forest Marine Science and Techno Park in Jepara. Throughout the day, the participants engaged in various activities inside the park, such as mangrove tracking, sustainable shrimp farming, mangrove tree planting, and coastal cleanup. The whole program officially ended with the closing ceremony, where the committee announced the best participant, the poster competition winner, and the next host of ISLM 2023. UI GreenMetric would like to thank Universitas Diponegoro and the team at SDGs Center for their fantastic work in realizing this international program. UI GreenMetric hopes the program facilitates the exchange of new insights and perspectives on best practices in establishing a sustainable future led by youth leaders worldwide.

Online Training of Trainers titled ECO-ENZYMES: Cooperation for Environmental Solutions was held on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at 08:30 WIB on Zoom by “Veteran” University of National Development Yogyakarta (UPNVY) collaborated with UI GreenMetric and Eco-enzyme Team UIGWURN – Indonesia. This online training was invited and attended by many universities in Indonesia. Training started with Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Mohamad Irhas Effendi, M.Si. as Rector of “Veteran” University of National Development Yogyakarta (UPNVY) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as the Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Mohamad Irhas Effendi, M.Si. as Rector of “Veteran” University of National Dvelopment Yogyakarta (UPNVY) Opening Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. Following the Opening Remarks, the moderator delivered the introduction of the speakers’ profile, Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc. as UIGM Eco-Enzyme Team Leader, University of Sumatera Utara and Siska Alicia Farma, S.Pd., M. Biomed as CRROWM Leader, Padang State University. The Opening and Introduction of Speakers by Moderator The first speaker, Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc. presented about Eco-Enzyme Production along with Eco-Enzyme Financial Analysis. She explained the definition of eco-enzyme itself, processes and materials for eco-enzyme making, benefits of eco-enzyme. She also shared the financial analysis of eco-enzyme utilization. She hopes that each university can maximize the use of eco-enzymes in their respective environments. First Speaker: Dr. Ir. Nurzainah Ginting, M.Sc. as UIGM Eco-Enzyme Team Leader, University of Sumatera Utara The Benefits of Eco-Enzyme Explanation The Making of Eco-Enzyme Explanation The second speaker, Siska Alicia Farma, S.Pd., M.Biomed presented about The Production of Soap and Disinfectant Based On Eco-Enzyme. She explained the urgency of Eco-Enzyme used on soap and also the benefits, processes and materials for eco-enzyme soap and disinfectant. She also shared her research about antibacterial testing of eco-enzyme soap and quality testing and characterization of environmentally friendly liquid soap formulations based on eco-enzyme. Second Speaker: Siska Alicia Farma, S.Pd., M. Biomed as CRROWM Leader, Padang State University The Making of Eco-Enzyme Soap Explanation The Quality Testing and Characterization of Environmentally Friendly Liquid Soap Formulations Based on Eco-Enzyme Explanation This event was closed by QnA and summarized from Moderator. It is hoped that from this workshop, eco-enzymes can be used to their maximum potential in their respective universities. Live stream available on UI GreenMetric’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYMrTtxHeFQ Short video of Eco-Enzyme explanation by UI GreenMetric: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/qcPR3JgIC-M By: Yovita and Sabrina (UI GreenMetric)

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