Since the last 7 years, UI GreenMetric has become one of the flagship programs of Universitas Indonesia that ranked universities throughout the world according to appointed indicators of campus environmental issues such as setting and infrastructure, energy, waste management, water, and transportation, and education. This ranking is one of the university’s efforts in promoting sustainability in campuses and also in involving stakeholders in any kind of effort to create a sustainable environment. This program has been conducted since 2010 for seven times and ranked 515 universities from 74 countries around the world. The ranking is conducted through an online questionnaire system in which each university provided data about sustainability indicators. The data then automatically processed into a ranking.
Participation from universities throughout the world including Indonesian universities keeps increasing. In 2010, 22 universities in Indonesia participated in UI GreenMetric. In 2012, this number is increasing up to 215 universities. And in 2016, 515 universities participated in UI GreenMetric. The increasing number shows that this program can grab the attention of many universities throughout the world, including those in Indonesia.
During the ranking process, many universities performance in UI GreenMetric have progressed, including the performance of Universitas Indonesia. In order to increase the performance of each university in UI GreenMetric, universities need to share their sustainability’s achievement and current condition in a forum. The “515” best universities in UI GreenMetric are the best examples of how sustainability policies can be implemented in universities in some aspects such as setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste and water management, transportation and also education. These universities can share information about the implementation of sustainability policies in each university. This information can be used as a basis of sustainability policy preparation in Universitas Indonesia.
International Workshop on UI Green aims to:
- Disseminate and evaluate the implementation of the UI GreenMetric Ranking in which 515 universities from 74 countries in the world have been participants.
- Share information about sustainability to improve the campus by studying some best practices.
- Provide an opportunity for universities that get top position in UI Greenmetric to explain their university’s excellence in UI GreenMetric.
- Provide an opportunity for cooperation in sustainability management in campuses.