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Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi, Track 4

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The sustainability journey of USM: Solution oriented campus ecosphere for vitalising higher education action on GAP

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Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi, Track 4

  1. 1. •The Sustainability Journey of USM: Solution Oriented Campus Ecosphere for Vitalising Higher Education Action on GAP Prof. Dr. Kamarulazizi Ibrahim Centre for Global Sustainability Studies Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia emel : kamarul@usm.my web : www.cgss.usm.my
  2. 2. THE JOURNEY This global ESD commitment gained strength when the UNESCO World Conference on ESD launched the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD in 2015 with five priority areas, in Nagoya, Japan The sustainability journey of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has a lot in common with the experience of UNESCO globally and GAP in particular on whole-institution (GAP Priority 2) commitment which involves policies (GAP Priority 1,) and practices which factor the creativity of educators(GAP Priority 3), and the youthful vigour of students (GAP Priority 4) are integral to promoting relevant changes that befits the needs of all stakeholders (GAP Priority 5) today and tomorrow
  3. 3. THE JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement
  4. 4. THE POLICY JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement
  5. 5. THE APEX JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement USM has embraced ecological protection, conservation of resources and initiatives aimed at promoting campus well-being as a platform for its sustainability transformation. Turning waste into gold: halal collagen Halal Meningococcal Vaccine Mobile Teleradiology The Rubber Genome Project Deciphering ancient architecture Malay Braille for the sighted Southeast Asia Sustainability Network (SEASN) Sustainability Assessment Methodology (SAM) SECOND PHASE AIMS TO PRODUCE TALENTS WITH A GLOBAL CITIZEN MINDSET APEX FIRST PHASE IS TO LAY THE FOUNDATION ENABLER Human Governance, Financial Sustainability, Research and Innovation, Global Citizens, Academic, Services, and Institutional Positioning Agenda The Future, Uniqueness, Sustainability, Humanity, University, Change and Sacrifice Prominence, Eminence, Relevance and Dominance
  6. 6. THE STAFF JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement ESD Sustainability Integration in USM Curriculum Laboratory workshops on sustainability implementation at the workplace for non- academic Centre for Innovation and Productivity in Public Administration (PIPPA)
  7. 7. THE STUDENT JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement the elective course on sustainability, WSU 101 (Sustainability: Issues, Challenges and Prospects) MASTERS PROGRAMMES: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Community Medicine-Environmental Health, Sustainable Development Science and Environmental Journalism, Environmental Science, Sustainable River Management, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Tourism Development. ‘Pimpin Siswa Lestari’ (PSL), (sustainable undergraduate leader) Sekretariat Kampus Sejahtera (Campus Well-being Secretariat) ‘White Coffin’ (Styrofoam food containers) and ‘Say No to Plastic’ USM Volunteer Corps ‘Briged Bencana’ (Disaster Brigade), A total of 165 volunteer-based programs participation of 5000 students. POSTGRADUATE DEGREES BY RESEARCH; Master of Science (Sustainability), Master of Arts (Sustainability) and Doctor of Philosophy (Sustainability),
  8. 8. THE JOURNEY FIVEESDINITIATIVES USM Policy on Sustainable Tomorrow The APEX sustainability initiative Staff participation Student programmes USM-stakeholder engagement One of the key thrust in promoting sustainability has been working closely with local and global community through various knowledge transfer programs 1. The Disabled People cluster addresses the issues of people with disabilities, 2. the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) cluster focuses on up-skilling SMEs46. 3. The 3C cluster (Corporate Conscience Circle), consisting of a team of multidisciplinary staffs and students working to promote enhanced CSR (corporate social responsibility) and USR (university social responsibility). 4. The University Community Engagement (UCE) Cluster facilitates collaboration between USM staffs, students, as well as alumni for meaningful university community engagements.CLUSTER GLOBAL NETWORKS via the Asia-Pacific University- Community Engagement Network (APUCEN), South East Asia Sustainability Network (SEASN), Global Higher Education Network (GHEN), Regional Peace Education for Sustainable Development Network (percent) and Asian Local Knowledge Network (NS). DISASTER MANAGEMENT & DRM (a) Training for capacity building – ‘Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development Capacity Building - Malaysia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia’ (b) ‘Kelantan Flood Disaster Management Conference, Kelantan, Malaysia’ (c) Workshop on Hospital Disaster Resilience (d) Project for community based resilience building
  9. 9. TERIMA KASIH

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