UGM ranks the highest in Indonesia related to waste management category, the UI Greenmetric 2018, as released by Universitas Indonesia. While in the entire ranking, UGM ranks 6th nationally. At the world level ranking, UGM is at 91st and the Asian level 24th.
"This is a very good outcome remembering this is our first participation in the ranking. Going forward, our task is to sustain what we have achieved so far,” said UGM VIce-Rector for Planning, Finance, and Information System,” Supriyadi, M.Sc., Ph.D., CMA., CA., Ak., on Friday (4/1).
The ranking conducted since 2010 aims to measure the success of environmental management on campus. This year as many as 719 universities from 81 countries were participating with 66 coming from Indonesia.
UGM team chairman, Sentagi S. Utami, S.T. M.Sc., Ph.D., said UGM had developed sustainable development for a long time. She said there were 6 aspects of assessment in the ranking, namely Setting and Infrastructure (SI), Energy and Climate Change (EC), Waste (WS), Water (WR), Transportation (TR), and Education and Research (ED).
Of these aspects, UGM excels in the Waste category based on waste facilities that area available in the campus, such as installed at the Rumah Inovasi Daur Ulang (RInDU) at UGM Centre for Agro-Technology Innovation (PIAT).
RInDU is a facility integrating between waste processing and big scale waste and research facility that had gone already up and running since 2011. It developed various methods and technologies based on fermentation, thermal, and mechanics.
UGM Planning Director, Dr. Ir. Budi Prayitno, M.Eng., said the ranking outcome would encourage UGM to make innovation and create healthy and comfortable campus for its academic community. He said they would also focus on human resource development that can do planning and manage campus environment well.