Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The university set up the Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) system. One of the university vice presidents serves as the CSO on university level to lead the CSOs representing the administrative offices and colleges. The list of CSOs is presented at https://sdgs.nthu.edu.tw/advocators


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

The information of all CSOs is presented at https://sdgs.nthu.edu.tw/advocators


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The university set up Regional Innovation Center (RIC) supervised by the university CSO to coordinate the campaigns, programs, and reporting works. The RIC plans the sustainability related promotion events which reach out to different colleges and administrations to present the status of the university sustainability and the progress of sustainability through administration, research, education, and international, national and regional engagement. Moreover, to further realize the regional innovation practice for sustainability, the RIC manages the applications, executions, and outcome communications of several social practice projects conducted by faculty across different disciplines to engage scholarship with regional sustainability issue discovery, study, and solution. By doing this, students could gain their academic capabilities through the process of learning by doing for sustainability.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
13

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Professor Nyan-Hwa Tai, the Senior Vice President, NTHU

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The CSOs hold the meeting bi-monthly to get updated the status of sustainability campaigns and programs in university, and plan the annual activities to promote sustainability.
The RIC coordinates the execution of sustainability programs, including
1. The sustainability week, which summarizes the progress of sustainability initiatives conducted by different units and holds events for sharing experiences.
2. The application and review of social practice projects sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, and other agencies. (https://sdgs.nthu.edu.tw/our-response/collections?execution=social_practice_project)
3. The collection and editing information from different units under different categories to publish the annual sustainable report and submit SDGs report to THE Impact ranking.
4. The organization of networks among faculty, students, governments, NGOs, companies, and communities to sustain the cooperation relationships for sustainability.
5. The creation and maintenance of the sustainability website for the university to facilitate the communications of the university within and outside the university (https://sdgs.nthu.edu.tw).
6. The publication of Field Cast, a bi-monthly magazine to communicate sustainability-related projects and good doing by various stakeholders in the region (https://fieldcast.wixsite.com/fieldcast).


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
University Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)/ Senior Vice President

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Coordinate top administration in policy and resource allocation.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Director for Regional Innovation Center

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Planning and coordination of social practice projects.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Manager of Regional Innovation Center

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Organizing administrative resources to support programs and projects.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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