THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER - Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) became the first Malaysian university to join the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and participated in a global exchange between campus sustainability leaders to further best practices.
This is one of the many Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s efforts in becoming the first and leading EcoCampus in Malaysia through benchmarking with other universities in ISCN.
The ISCN provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.
In 2009, the ISCN partnered with GULF, a World Economic Forum initiative bringing together the heads of 26 top global universities, to develop the Sustainable Campus Charter, which organises campus sustainability into 3 core principles, requires a commitment at the highest level of the institution, and includes annual reporting on sustainability goals, initiatives, and performance.
“We are delighted to welcome Universiti Malaysia Sabah into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager. -SS