Diponegoro University (Undip) was ranked 1st in the achievement for the category of 2022 THE Datapoints Impact Award which was given directly to the UNDIP Delegation representative (Ahmad Ni’matullah Al-Baarri, S.Pt., M.P., Ph.D.) at the event 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Universities Summit at Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan on May 31, 2022.

2022 THE Datapoints Impact Award is an assessment of UNDIP’s efforts in implementing and achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) especially in addressing the impacts of climate change, including the implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability as well as other aspects such as environmental education and commitment to zero carbon or clean energy. The Sustainable Development Goals are a global development agreement agreed by approximately 193 heads of state, including Indonesia. The SDGs contain 17 goals and 169 targets which are a global action plan for the next 15 years (effective from 2016 to 2030), to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the environment.

2022 THE Datapoints Impact Award used 4 goals that are targeted with impact metrics that can be linked to institutional efforts on climate change and the environment: SDG 7 (access to affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and the most relevant is SDG 13 (climate action).

Several universities in Asia that are nominated for 2022 THE Datapoints Impact Award included Diponegoro University, University of Indonesia, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Kuwait University, National Changhua University of Education, and Padjadjaran University. Of the several nominees, Diponegoro University was ranked 1st (https://theawardsasia.com/2022/en/page/winners).

This proved that Undip is one of the best universities in Asia in implementing the United Nations program for the achievement of the SDGs and is one of the leading universities in Asia that pays great attention to efforts to overcome the impacts of climate change, including the implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability. This was also conveyed directly by Simone Dilena, President of APAC THE World Universities Insights at 2022 THE Asia Universities Summit at Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan on May 31, 2022.

Rector of Diponegoro University, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama S.H. M. Hum., expressed his gratitude to all parties and the entire Undip family for these achievements. The ranking results are the fruit of hard work from all levels of the Diponegoro University academic community.

“Of course we hope to be committed and will continue to increase the role of Diponegoro University in the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This also proves that the entire Undip academic community through the Tri Dharma of Higher Education activities have also assisted the Government in achieving the SDGs targets. With the results of this ranking, Undip’s vision is further finalized, namely to become an Excellent Research University that can provide benefits to the environment, society, nation and state as well as an effort to realize Undip’s ideals of becoming a world-class university,” said Prof Yos. Johan, on Thursday (02/06/2022).