Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date May 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

-Member in AASHE-STARS since March 2018
-Member in UI Green Metric for 3 years (2017-2018-2019)
-Signed the Climate Emergency Letter
https://www.sdgaccord.org/race-to-zero-for-universities-and-colleges


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

The University of Sharjah is the National Coordinator of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in the UAE
Due to the University of Sharjah’s achievement in the UI GreenMetric University Rankings, the University of Sharjah has been selected to be the national coordinator for the UI GreenMetric University Rankings

Organized “The 1st National UI GreenMetric Workshop for Universities in the United Arab Emirates” in September 2020
The University of Sharjah, the UI GreenMetric National Coordinator, organized The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Universities in the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings administration in Indonesia and participation of several speakers from local universities
The Workshop aimed to exchange experience and cooperation in the field of sustainability and provided an excellent forum to share the best practices, issues, and lessons learned from managing the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings’ six indicators, which are setting and infrastructure, energy, and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education.
A number of local universities expressed their willingness to join the organization, namely: Khalifa University, Al Ain University, American University of Sharjah, Manipal University, Ajman University, and the University of Rochester in Dubai.
To view the presentations of the speakers, please visit:
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/nwu.aspx

Industrial networks: Collaboration to enhance SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT :
• Road & Transportation Authority (RTA), Dubai, UAE
• Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Dubai, UAE
• Physical plant at University of Sharjah
• International Affiliated member from Malaysia
• International Affiliated member from Sweden
• Dubai Taxi, Dubai, UAE.
• LFV and Linkoping University, Sweden
• Economic Development Department, Government of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
• Directorate of Housing, Government of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

1- University of Sharjah’s participation in sustainability leadership conference within DEWA green week activities
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/evt_detail.aspx?mcid=180&clt=en

2- University of Sharjah’s participation in "The national workshop on Greenmetric world university rankings and world sustainable campus tour”
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/evt_detail.aspx?mcid=178&clt=en

3- The 6th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2020)"
The University of Sharjah participated in "The 6th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2020)", which discussed over four days the extent of universities' responsibility for sustainable development goals and the complex challenges in the world. This with the aim of creating a platform for information exchange and cooperation in the field of sustainability and discussing plans for cooperation within the UI GreenMetric network. Universities officials attended the workshop along with environmental experts, sustainability directors, and academics interested in the field of sustainability.
During the workshop, Dr. Mohsin Siddique, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the College of Engineering, gave a presentation on the excellence of the University of Sharjah in the field of water management, and Prof. Imad Alsyouf, Director of the Sustainability Office, chaired one of the discussion sessions, which focused on innovations in the field of energy management and climate change in universities

Link:
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/6th_intl_uigwur.aspx


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

-EPAA Sharjah Sustainability Award (SSA) - the SSA includes two target categories; the Sharjah government and private schools, in addition to the universities in the Emirate of Sharjah. It aims to achieve sustainability through the preservation of biodiversity. University of Sharjah won the award in 2019 cycle under the theme of "Sustainable Campus"

-Sharjah Green Award aims to reward organizations from all sectors in Sharjah “Public & Private” who are applying the best environmental practice in all aspects to improve processes and deliver environmentally improved products or services in Sharjah. The award is recognizing innovative organization’s projects that push the boundaries in an effort to waste emissions and enhance sustainability.
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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

The Sustainability Office Director Signed the letter of joining the Greenmetric network in “The national workshop on UI Greenmetric world university rankings and world sustainable campus tour” in 2019 - RUDN University

Prof. Imad Alsyouf, Director of the Sustainability Office, chaired one of the discussion sessions in the "The 6th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2020)", which focused on innovations in the field of energy management and climate change in universities.
Link:
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/6th_intl_uigwur.aspx


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

The University of Sharjah has an ongoing mentoring relationship with AUS, sharing experiences and best practices to accelerate the movement to sustainability. For example, the University of Sharjah is working on a Water Filtration project to reduce the bottled water consumption and relate on the refillable water bottles. Therefore, a meeting has been held with the AUS Sustainability Office manager to benefit from their experiences in the filtration project and to choose the appropriate type of filter, as the water quality is similar.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Attend:

- Arabia CSR Forum 2018: The forum is a platform that takes place every two years alongside the Arabia CSR Awards. It is the region’s premier convention on CSR and sustainability.

- Sharjah Excellence Award Orientation - Cycle 2019 - Sharjah Green Awrad and Sharjah CSR Award.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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