BUP Annual Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2015
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) Board has decided to honour Živilė Stankevičiūtė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, with the award for best PhD thesis defended in the BUP network during the calendar year 2015. The thesis ‘Sustainability Dimension in Organisation’s Human Resource Management’ support high quality research and promote sustainable development.
The PhD thesis is distinguished for it’s novelty as sustainable human resource management is the hot topic of scientific discussion lacking conceptual and empirical maturity. The dissertation contributes to the scientific discourse on sustainable development addressing genesis of sustainable development, meaning of sustainable development and providing the taxonomy of sustainability characteristics. The thesis provide suggestions and insights how to operationalize sustainable human resource management and shows the added value for the organization in terms of increasing the positive and decreasing the negative impacts on employees. When principles of sustainable human resource management are clearly expressed, employees feel less job stress, work-family conflict and burnout, at the same time job satisfaction, organizational commitment and trust as well as subjective welfare increases. The thesis meets all the stated criteria with a good margin. An assessment of the thesis state that the thesis support high quality research in the area of sustainable development.
BUP Annual Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2015 Diplomas
Ekatherina Zhukova, Aarhus University, Denmark, is given honorary diploma for her thesis Chernobyl as Trauma Management in Belarus and Ukraine, because of the novel approach towards research on big scale disaster trauma management in the Baltic Sea region
Joni Lehto, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, is given a honorary diploma for his thesis Advanced Biorefinery Concepts Integrated To Chemical Pulping as an innovative research in developing sulfur-free wood and non-wood feedstocks as well as recovering value-added by-products for further conversion processes.
The BUP Small Grant 2016
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) Board has decided to support project ‘Pre-ecological solutions in student residences‘ by Martyna Mokrzecka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, with the BUP Small Grant 2016 for the planned multi-disciplinary research in the context of sustainable development.
Student Participation at the Seventh Annual Forum
Student participation at the Seventh Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
8 - 9 November 2016
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. It aims at reinforcing cooperation within this large region to face challenges by working together and promoting a more balanced development in the area. The Strategy contributes to major EU policies and reinforces integration within the area (http://www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/about).
Baltic Science Network
The Baltic Science Network, BSN, is a policy network gathering relevant transnational, national and regional policy actors from the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries. The Network serves as a springboard for targeted multilateral activities in the frame of research and innovation excellence, mobility of scientists and expanded participation. These joint activities are modelled with an overall aim to ensure that the BSR remains a hub of cutting-edge scientific solutions with the capacity to exploit the region´s full innovation and scientific potential. The activities are envisaged to serve as examples of best practice and as basis for the policy recommendations drafted by the Network.
The platform is tailored to provide advice on how to enhance a macro-regional dimension in higher education, science, and research cooperation. Recommendations jointly formulated by the Network partners address the European, national and regional policy-making levels.
BSN is a flagship of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region under the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability, as well as one of two cornerstones of the Science, Research and Innovation Agenda of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
European Union ERC Starting Grant
Possibility to Apply for a Research Grant to Pursue a Research Project on Environment/Sustainable Development in Germany.
The European Union ERC Starting Grant is a grant, whose volume is up to Euro 1,5 million over 5 years, for people who already have a PhD between 2 (minimum) to 5 years ago and wish to consolidate their training with us on matters related to environment/ sustainable development.
The grant is meant to allow the researcher, from any country in the world, to come to Germany and be employed by Hamburg University of Applied Sciences for a period of up to 5 years, with a salary commensurate with the post of Principal Investigator.
Deadline: 18th October 2016.
For further information please contact
Guidelines for Applicants Form B1 Form B2
BUP Newsletter no. 48
BUP Newsletter no. 48
Friday, 30 September 2016
In this issue:
by Lars Rydén
The Finnish Presidency in BUP
by Paula Lindroos
Baltic Science Network - Setting the Scene
by Paula Lindroos
BUP 25 Year Celebration
You are cordially
to celebrate 25 Years
of the Baltic University Programme
24 October 2016 in Rogów, Poland
However, there are regretfully limits to how many we can accommodate. If the number of registrations are too many first priority will be one per university in the BUP network. Thus we will have as many of our universities represented as possible. For more information please download the full Invitation .
BUP students/alumni, former student representatives, etc., will be welcome on individual invitations.
We need to have your registration as soon as possible but no later than on Monday, October 3rd. We will then confirm (or regret) participation to all of you by email as soon as possible but latest on Friday, October 7th.
The registration is now closed.
Participants in the BUP Teachers conference in Rogow 23-26 October 2016 as well as center directors are invited and do not need to register here.
Sustainability, Conflict Diamonds and Raman Spectroscopy
"Poverty eradication without empowerment is unsustainable. Social integration without minority rights is unimaginable. Gender equality without women’s rights is illusory. Full employment without workers' rights may be no more than a promise of sweatshops, exploitation and slavery. The logic of human rights in development is inescapable."
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Every society operates within three dimensions: socio-cultural, economic and environmental. The three systems have to be kept in balance in order to let the Earth last for future generations and keep the conditions humane. Sustainability and human rights are interconnected and inseparable. Also, the socio-cultural system is unimaginable without the enforcement of human rights. Unfortunately, modern history shows how human rights are an empty promise in countries with issues revolving around the access to natural resources. Almost all human conflicts and wars were based on the battle for land and resources.
Announcement: BUP Teachers Conference
BUP Teachers Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Engaging higher education in local and global challenges
23 - 26 October 2016
We are happy to announce this year's BUP Teachers Conference on ESD. Participants from all countries in the BUP network representing different universities and different disciplines are welcome.
The conference will deal with the imperative challenges regarding education for sustainability in higher education: transforming information from knowledge to learning, enhancing competences for actions "in real life”, problem based, active learning environments, and interdisciplinary approaches.
For more information please download the Invitation , Preliminary Program and the Application Form . You may also find Instructions for Authors for contributions to the scientific journal Studia Periegetica.
The deadline for applications from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine is 30 August and for all others 30 September 2016.
Please also note that we will celebrate BUP´s 25-year anniversary with a dinner in the evening on Monday 24th October.