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UMP commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Initiative

KUANTAN, 22 November 2021 – Lestari Unit, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) organised a webinar on UMP Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Initiative under Malaysian Sustainable University Campus Network Universiti Malaysia Pahang, (MYSUN-UMP) project co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of European Union. 

This replication seminar based on Training of Trainers (ToT) provides a platform for staff, researchers, academia, and UMP students to recognise the university strategies to become a sustainable and green campus based on several SDGs initiatives. 

Through this webinar, UMP residents can share their thoughts and perspectives to achieve better sustainable development on the UMP campus.

The MYSUN-UMP Project team leader, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rusllim Mohamed, began the session by expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the participants for joining the webinar. 

He highlighted that MYSUN-UMP is committed to assisting UMP and other MYSUN university partners in realising their initiatives on sustainable development, particularly in promoting good energy and environmental practices.

The event continued with a sharing session by the main speaker Deputy Director (Rankings & Branding Division) of the Centre for Corporate & Quality Affairs (PHKK) UMP, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Herma Dina Setiabudi.

She presented her perspectives, experiences, and initiatives in making UMP a sustainable campus based on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Plan. 

The participants were also enlightened with the previous and current UMP plans to sustain UMP ranking in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, UI GreenMetric World University Ranking. Besides, she also explained how to align the SDGs initiatives with all stakeholders through several activities such as research, stewardship, outreach, teaching, and knowledge transfer programmes.

Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Herma Dina also encouraged UMP academia, researchers, student leaders, and student societies to consistently engage with the community through their research and expertise to promote and support the culture of sustainability and a green environment. 

It is also notable that to achieve a sustainable university ecosystem, all parties in UMP, including the UMP management team, staff, and students, must work together to make this possible. 

The campus sustainability initiatives in UMP are still in the development phase and require deep understanding and consistent commitments from all UMP residents. 

It is believed that campus sustainability can be accomplished effectively and efficiently through the spirit of shared responsibilities among UMP residents.

By: Muhammad Aizat Azed, Research Assistant

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