Semarang – Central Java (13/12). Implementation of the vision of Diponegoro University (Undip) to become an excellent research university covering various sectors including implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Undip’s efforts to become part of sustainable cities (goal 11) and support climate action (goal 13) by building an environmentally friendly green campus received appreciation from the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2022 as The 2nd Most Sustainable University in Indonesia in 2022. In addition, the management that is attempted will have an impact on improving the quality of education (goal 4), providing clean water and proper sanitation (goal 6), ensuring the availability of affordable, sustainable and modern energy (goal 7), protecting ecosystems and their sustainability (goal 15) and strengthening means of implementing and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development (goal 17).

This award is a Hattrick for Undip which has won and maintained the 2nd national ranking as the Best Sustainable Higher Education in Indonesia in a row in 2020, 2021 and 2022. In addition, Undip has managed to rank 4th at the Asian level and 4th -29 at the World level in the UI GreenMetric 2022 ranking.

UI GreenMetric Ranking is an international campus ranking based on three pillars namely environment, economy, and social with six indicators namely Conditions and Campus Infrastructure (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste Management (18%), Water Use ( 10%), Transportation (18%), and Education and Research (18%).

This year there are 1,050 campuses from 85 countries in the world, including 126 campuses in Indonesia that are included in the UI GreenMetric Rankings 2022 assessment. In building a green campus environment, Undip is committed to preserving the ecosystem. Environmentally friendly sustainable development includes planting trees and building campus parks, building jogging tracks with green ecosystems, and maintaining rivers around Undip with local residents.

The award from the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2022 for Undip was received directly by the Rector of Undip, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum. at the UI Depok Convention Center on December 12, 2022. In a speech delivered as a recipient of the 2nd Ranking UIGreenMetric Award, Prof. Yos expressed his gratitude to all parties and in particular to UI GreenMetric who has given awards for Undip’s achievements for 3 times in a row. This is also proof that Undip has a strong commitment to realizing a green, sustainable and comfortable campus for all academics in life and activities around the campus. “It is part of the implementation to achieve sustainable development goals both at the national and global levels,” continued Prof. Yos.

Prof. Yos, as Undip Rector said, “Thank you to all the academic community and the Undip community for their contribution to realizing Undip as a Sustainable and Green Campus. Hopefully Undip will become a comfortable campus and can bring prosperity to all Undip community members and the extended family.”

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