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Call for Students to SAIL 2016

STS Fryderyk Chopin, the bow spritWe are now looking for BUP students who are motivated, active, open minded, ambitious, hav a very good knowledge of English and a curiosity to try something new, ready for a hard work and ready for their life´s adventure! We know that there are many such students and we want to award some of them with this trip!

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Learning) course is an undergraduate Baltic University Programme course conducted at sea on-board the tall ship Fryderyk Chopin. The SAIL course is based on the participating teachers’ areas of competences and experiences. This means that each year the SAIL course is different with focus on different thematic areas of sustainability, such as:  Environment; Energy; Climate; Technology; Economy; Social science; Education, etc. The course will be prepared and run on board by an international group of teachers.

For more information please see the BUP website: SAIL, see also the article Sailing for Sustainability by Anna Gjoertz Bovbjerg.
Download the Application Form doc and the Health Statement doc.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 11 May 2016.


Announcement: Small Research Grant 2016

Baltic University ProgrammeIt is our pleasure to announce the Small Research Grant 2016 within the Baltic University Programme. The grant is intended to support and promote sustainability research and innovation among students and young scholars from BUP member universities.

The Small Grants Programme intends to strengthen BUP profile as a platform for promoting innovative ideas in environmental research, with a special focus on creative implementations of sustainable development. The grant winners will be invited to present their projects at a BUP conference, as an opportunity to disseminate their ideas and create intra-network cooperation.

Deadline for applications: 4 July 2016.
For further information please see below and download the Small Grants Announcement pdf and Application Form doc.


Announcement: BUP Award for Best PhD Thesis 2015

Baltic University ProgrammeThe Baltic University Programme (BUP) award for the best PhD thesis supports high quality research promoting sustainable development.

The BUP award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be the best PhD work defended at any of the universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme during the previous calendar year. Each submitted thesis will be assessed based on its novelty, value for promoting sustainable development and its quality within the context of the author’s own specific field. PhD theses in all research fields, from humanities to technology, are welcome.

For all details regarding the award please see BUP Award for Best PhD Thesis 2015 pdf.
Deadline for applications: 1 July 2016.


Capacity Development in Maritime Spatial Planning

European Maritime Day in Turku 2016The 9th edition of the European Maritime Day (EMD) will take place in Turku, Finland 18-19 May 2016 followed by an attractive lineup of activities for the general public on 20-22 May 2016.

During the EMD the Baltic University Programme and Åbo Akademi University will arrange the workshop: Capacity Development in Maritime Spatial Planning to be held the 18 May from 09:00 to 10:30.

The aim of the workshop is to produce a set of recommendations for a future oriented MSP-education, with the regional or sea basin aspects, the core contents of MSP education, the cross-border/international nature of it and the organization including cooperation, format and level.

The speakers include Professor Jacek Zaucha, Maritime Institute in Gdansk and Department of Economics, University of Gdansk, Poland.



Baltic University Programme Presidency

Baltic University ProgrammeFrom this year a rotating presidency of the BUP countries has been introdused. First country to hold the presidency is Latvia during this year's first half. Latvia will be followed by Finland in the latter half of this year. The next few years the preliminary list looks like this:

Spring 2017 – Ukraine
Autumn 2017 – Lithuania

Spring 2018 – Germany
Autumn 2018 – Estonia


The Energy‐Water‐Sustainable Development Nexus in the BSR

BUP Summer Course 2016BUP Summer Course 2016
The Energy‐Water‐Sustainable Development Nexus in the Baltic Sea Region
27th September ‐ 1st October 2016
Wroclaw, Poland

The Summer Course is organised by the Baltic University Programme´s offices in Germany, in cooperation with the projects Baltic Flows and “Baltic Energy Net” and Wroclaw School of Banking. It will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, from 27th September to 1st October 2016.

Registrations are free of charges and selected students will have free accommodation and lodging during the period of the summer course. Since places are limited, an early registration is strongly recommended.

For further details please contact the local organisers, as per the details in the Course Flyer pdf.


Intensive Business English Course

Intensive Business English Course in RigaBA School of Business and Finance
International Summer School Riga 2016
Intensive Business English Course for Studies and Employment
4 – 15 July, 2016.
Riga, Latvia

The English course has been designed as a preparatory course for the future studies in Europe. Objectives of the course - to develop the ability to communicate in different business situations, to give an insight into business terminology in the area of entrepreneurship, human resources development and finance.

Participation fee: 425 EUR. Deadline for applications May 15, 2016.
For further information please see the Course Flyer pdf.



Baltic Energy in Changing Energy Landscape

CBSS Summer CourseSt. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, University of Gdansk and Södertorn University is happy to announce the CBSS Summer University «Baltic Energy in Changing Energy Landscape» that will take place on 17-29 July in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The program is aimed to generate a discussion of the reasons and the consequences of the recent oil price drop and its implications for other fossil fuels as well as its relation with international decarbonization efforts. The program will focus on the latest developments in the Russian energy sector, as a central piece in the European (and BSR) energy market, and the implications of sanctions for its further development. One of the workshops will touch upon potential benefits in the Russian energy sector and international experience with various instruments of energy efficiency.

Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2016.
See also the Course Flyer for more information pdf.



EURENSSA 2016The EURENSSA 2016 team happily announces that the 10th EURopean ENvironmental Sciences Student Association meeting will take place near Minsk, Belarus from 23 - 31 July. The topic of the meeting is

Energy: Sustainable tomorrow starts today

and comprises of several subtopics:

  • Energy sources and alternative energy
  • Energy saving technologies
  • Energy storage
  • Economics of energy systems

For more information please see the EURENSSA 2016 web site and facebook page.
Deadline for applications: 20 May 2016.


Know, Feel, Act! to Stop Marine Litter

Know, feel, act!Online training course targeting formal & non-formal Marine Litter educators

Introducing the educational material "Know, Feel, Act! to Stop Marine Litter" to formal and non formal educators. A 13- days e-course implemented within the framework of the IPA-Adriatic DeFishGear project & under the auspices of UNEP/MAP

Dates: Tuesday 10/05/2016 – Sunday 22/05/2016.
Estimated total workload ~ 16 hours.

For more information please see Eventora web site.


Conference: Minding the Future

NordBioMinding the future. Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality.
October 5-6, 2016
Harpa Concert and Conference Hall, Reykjavik Iceland

International conference on bioeconomy and the outcome of the NordBio projects. The ambition is to offer an informative and inspiring conference and to sow new seeds for the future. The agenda will consist of plenary sessions and interactive breakout sessions dedicated to the theme. Our aim is to attract a broad participation of stakeholders from different sectors, such as scientists, experts, scholars, policy makers, politicians, the public and the private sectors, as well as NGO´s.

For furter information please see the Minding the future web site

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Sustainable Development Course

Sustainable Development
course material


Baltic University Trailer
A short introduction film about the Baltic University Programme which is a university network in the Baltic Sea region focusing on education for sustainable development. The Programme is a part of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Uppsala University.
See more BUP films on the BUP Channel on YouTube.
CBSS Strategic Partner
CBSS Strategic Partner
EUSBSR Flagship Project
EUSBSR Flagship Project
Baltic University Programme


BUP 25 Years!

Baltic University Programme 25 Years!

Video Productions from Baltic University
A compilation of films from the Baltic University Programme since 1991.

A BUP Timeline 
Some Photos
from the first 25 years.


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