More than 26 universities from 16 countries top officials gathered in Jakarta Indonesia, on April 21st 2016 to present their achievements in providing World Class University Infrastructure and in fostering sustainable culture. Universitas Indonesia (UI), as the initiator of the first university ranking in the world hosted this second International Workshop on UI GreenMetric entitled “Fostering Sustainable Culture in Global Universities” (http://iwgm.ui.ac.id). University of Indonesia is an IREG Member since 2012.
Participants of the 2nd IWGM Workshop in Jakarta
Rectors/Vice Rectors from Canada, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iran, Spain, Malaysia, Austria, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Jordan, Hungary, Turkey, and Mexico. From the year 2010, UI has became the information exchange hub related to the university development as a green campus, based on the UI GreenMetric Indicators. This has attracted attention from top leaders from many universities in the world. This can be seen from the improvement of the participating universities which became 407 from 65 countries in the year 2015. UI GreenMetric ranking tools consists of six indicators, i.e setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education (http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id).
The goal of UI GreenMetric is line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and the end of UNESCO program on UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). Riri Fitri Sari, the UI GreenMetric Chairperson stated that the active participations of top officials from global universities from Brazil to Japan has shown the spirit of fraternity and showing the interest of building a collaborative effort in combating climate change and preparing the future world leaders for a sustainable planet earth in a conducive university infrastructure and services.
By the end of the conference, 5 universities from Turkey, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran and Malaysia have stated their interest in hosting this beneficial workshops in their institutions. Some regional network hub of UI GreenMetric will be initiated to encourage more collaborations and to be the stage for show cases of innovative programs in participating universities.
Speakers of the 2nd GreenMetric Workshop