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Summer at Baltic University Programme

Paulas retirement present
Photo: Sinikka Suomalainen

This summer Paula Lindroos will retire from her position as Director of the Baltic University Programme at Uppsala University. At the recent BUP Centre Directors Meeting in Kustavi, Finland Paula Lindroos was thanked for her efforts and contributions through many years in BUP service. A present from the Centre directors was handed over by Ireneusz Zbicinski.

The BUP secretariat will be closed during July. However, questions on the job opening as Director of the BUP will be answered by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (ph: +358-40 7599507).


Programme Director for the Baltic University Programme

This position is announced for two years, starting from 2014-09-01 or as otherwise agreed and is based at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development/ Department of Geosciences, Uppsala University. (

BUP NetworkBaltic University Programme (BUP) is a network of more than 220 institutions of higher education across the whole Baltic Sea region (BSR). The network is coordinated by a secretariat, which is part of Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD Uppsala) at Uppsala University. The focus of BUP is on sustainable development, environmental governance and democracy in the Baltic Sea Region. The mission of BUP is to support the key universities in fostering democratic and peaceful sustainable regional development within the BSR. Here achieving collaboration within the context of education, research and policy, between universities, authorities, municipalities and other constellations of stakeholders is considered as crucial.


4th BUP Rectors' Conference

Visby old town - 4th BUP Rectors' ConferenceA preliminary programme pdf for the 4th BUP Rectors' Conference in Visby the 22 - 24 October 2014 is now available. Note that this is a preliminary programme and that changes are likely.

For more information on the conference please see the Rectors' Conference web site.


Östersjöns miljö – ett olösligt problem?

Almedalsveckan 2014Paula Lindroos will participate in a panel debate on the Baltic Sea environment. The debate is a part of the annual Almedalsveckan event in Visby. The debate "Östersjöns miljö – ett olösligt problem?" will be broadcast live on the internet Monday 30 June 14.00 - 15.00.



BUP Students at EUSBSR Annual Forum

Marek SzponikThe 2—5 June some 20 BUP students and teachers gathered in Turku, Finland to participate in the 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR (EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region). The Forum was itself a part of a larger event called Turku Baltic Sea Days. The Forum alone attracted about 1,200 people. The speakers list included EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, both the Finnish and Estonian prime ministers, a vice president of Microsoft and the BUP students representative Marek Szponik. The politicians pointed out the good connections and living conditions in the BSR. Craig Shank of Microsoft pointed out that the BSR together with Singapore and Shanghai in the eyes of Microsoft are the three most exciting regions of the world. Marek Szponik, however, as a representative of BUP and the young generation in general questioned the mainstream view of a bright future for the BSR unless a wider view than that of a strict economical sustainability is taken. The BUP was also mentioned as a good example on international and interdisciplinary cooperation for a development towards sustainability by other speakers.

See some photos from this event.


2nd BUP PhD-training

RogówFirst announcement

Based on these encouraging evaluations from the participants of the 1st BUP PhD-training we now announce the 2nd BUP PhD-training, to take place in Rogów, Poland on 26-30 November, 2014. We are happy to invite new PhD students from the BUP network universities to apply for participation in the second BUP Training for PhD Students.

Applications should be sent to the BUP Polish Centre, Prof. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , no later then 15th of September 2014.

The preliminary programme of the training will be sent later.


BUP Newsletter no. 38

BUP Newsletter no. 38In the BUP Newsletter no. 38 you may read:

  • Introduction by Paula Lindroos
  • Invitation to 4th BUP Rectors Conference
  • Sustainability Begins With Education by Carl Lindberg
  • Silent Seas a book review by Lars Rydén
  • and much more.

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Rectors Conference 2014

Visby old town

The 4th BUP Rectors' Conference will be held in Visby 22 - 24 October 2014. For registration and more information please visit the
Rectors' Conference web site

Upcoming BUP Events

18.08.2014 - 01.09.2014
SAIL 2014

16.09.2014 - 21.09.2014
Hamburg Summer Course: Energy Efficiency

22.10.2014 - 24.10.2014
4th BUP Rectors' Conference

27.10.2014 - 30.10.2014
BUP Teachers' Conference

26.11.2014 - 30.11.2014
2nd BUP PhD-training