By: Zainul Luqman Zainul Ikhwan
SERDANG – Universiti Putra Malaysia has been appointed as the host of The 7th International Workshop on UI-GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2021).
This online programme was initially scheduled to be held from July 13 until 15. However, it was postponed to August 24 until 26, 2021.
Director of the Centre for Corporate Strategy and Relations, UPM, Prof. Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman, said she hoped that this time around, the IWGM would attract the participation from both local and international universities to discuss the role of universities in jointly achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN).
“This IWGM is not only focusing on the main topic, but it would serve as a bridge to connect UPM with those international universities where collaborations can be carried out subsequently to accomplish a better future for everyone,” she said.
The collaboration from both universities, UPM and Universitas Indonesia, as co-organisers is a reflection of an effort to ensure the 17th goal in the SDGs, Partnership for the Goals, can be achieved together.
Meanwhile, Malaysia Sustainable University Campus Network (MYSUN) in collaboration with the Centre for Corporate Strategy and Relations UPM, recently organised a seminar entitled ‘Campus Sustainability Online Seminar 1.’
The online seminar themed ‘Sustainable Campus: Green and Beyond’ was held to enhance knowledge and awareness among campus staff and students on sustainable development and actions that could contribute towards sustainability.
The seminar which was attended by 140 participants, started off with a welcoming speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, UPM, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Nor Kamariah Noordin, who is also MYSUN Project Coordinator.
The first slot saw the emphasis on the topic ‘University as Living Labs for Sustainable Development’, presented by the Director of the International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, UPM, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris, who is also an expert in UPM Special Committee on SDGs & Green Campus.
The second slot was handled by Prof. Dr. Azmawani, who highlighted the topic ‘The Impact Rankings & UI-GreenMetric as Indicator towards Sustainable Campus’. - UPM
Date of Input: 12/08/2021 | Updated: 12/08/2021 | hairul_nizam
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