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

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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 Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) has formed a committee to prepare the feasibility of applying sustainability measures on the UOS campus. Link: https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Research/RISE/Pages/scp.aspx

The main role of the committee members was to apply the sustainability principles to turn UoS campuses into more sustainable ones, recommend practical approaches for cutting the costs of energy and water consumption, raise the university's name in the community, raise faculty and students' awareness, and encourage research and education in the sustainability area.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

The members of the committee are:

1. Prof. Imad Alsyouf (Committee Chair), Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, College of Engineering
2. Dr. Chaouki Ghenai, Sustainable & Renewable Engineering
3. Dr. Emad Mushtaha, Architecture Engineering
4. Dr. Naser Nawayseh, Mechanical Engineering
5. Dr. Tareq Merabtene, Civil & Environmental Engineering
6. Dr. Khaled Hamad, Civil & Environmental Engineering
7. Dr. Mohamed Abdallah, Civil & Environmental Engineering
8. Dr. Talal Bonny, Electrical & Computer Engineering
9. Dr. Amer Ghias, Electrical & Computer Engineering
10. Eng. Louay, Director of Physical Plant Department - Project coordinator (Staff member)

In addition to Prof. Abdallah Shanableh (Supervising Coordinator), Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering


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 Sustainability Office endeavors to develop a culture of sustainability, by reducing the environmental impact and incorporating sustainability in every aspect of UOS campus life and operations. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvements over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. This will be accomplished by implementing the continuous improvement methodology


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Prof. Imad Alsyouf - Director of the Sustainability Office -Engr. Bushra AL Jaberi- Sustainability Analyst - Engr. Shahd Alsane – Sustainability Support Officer

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 Sustainability Office has established 30 Sustainability
Circles to engage the members of the UOS community (students, staff, and
faculty members) in its endeavors to develop a culture of
sustainability and incorporate sustainability in every aspect of
the campus life.
The Sustainability Circle is a concept that has been adopted by the Sustainability Office to engage the members of the University of Sharjah community (students, employees, and faculty members) in its endeavors to develop a culture of sustainability and to incorporate sustainability in every aspect of the campus life. It builds on the same principle as the well-known notion of the Japanese Quality Circle. A Sustainability Circle indicates that a group of volunteering members who have interests in a sustainability-related track such as energy, water, transportation and meet regularly to identify, analyze, and suggest initiatives or solutions to sustainability-related issues. The group is led by a sustainability track leader who presents its initiatives or solutions to management, then the approved solutions for each sustainability track are applied throughout the University Campus. Each of these Sustainability Circles is associated with a
specific sustainable field, and has its own goals, Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs), achievement, and initiatives. The
Sustainability Circles cover the following tracks:
-Landscape and Building Management
-Building Operation and Maintenance
-People with Disabilities
-Sustainability Studies
-Sustainability Curriculum
-Energy and Climate Change
-Transportation
-Waste Management
-Water Resources Management
-Water Science and Technology
-Food and Dining
-Purchasing
-Green Policy
-Sustainable Garden
-Agriculture
-Linking and Education Farming “LEAF”
-Animal Welfare
-Community Partnership
-Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing
-Community Health
-Awareness
-Creative Initiatives
-Male & Female Students Sustainability Activities
-Male &Female Students Sport Activities
-Continuous improvement and Sustainability Excellence
- English & Arabic Editing and Publications
- Sustainability Projects Implementation
More details about the circles can be found:
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Documents/Annual_Report_2020.pdf
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/sc.aspx


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director of the Sustainability Office

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

Manage the Sustainability Office activities
Oversee sustainability-related matters at the University.
Embed sustainability into the culture and traditions of the University community.
Continuously initiate projects and practices that integrate sustainability into University life and activities.
Continuously measure the sustainability performance of the University.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Sustainability Analyst

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Sustainability Support Officer

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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