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Both our applications to The Swedish Institute have been approved. The first is SEK 500,000 for teacher education in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania together with Swedesd (

The Swedish Institute also decided to finance our project on SDGs capacity building and gap assessment in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Sweden  (it was discussed during the last EGSD meeting). The total project budget is SEK 550 000. The project partners are:  Stockholm Environmental Institute Tallinn Centre (Estonia),  Leontief Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia) , the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Poland, Green Liberty, Latvia,  the Baltic University Programme (BUP), Sweden.

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BUP Annual Report 2015

BUP Annual Report 2015Contents

  • Baltic University Programme in 2015
  • Teachers’ Conference – Dennis Meadows
  • Baltic University turns 25 – Eva Åkesson
  • Financial Report
  • BUP Courses
  • Course Statistics
  • Student Conference: Rogow
  • Baltic University PhD Award and Small Grants
  • Sailing for Our common Sustainable Future
  • Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Baltic University Summer course 2015 in Hamburg
  • Conferences, Seminars & Events 2015
  • Organization

Download pdf your own copy of the BUP Annual Report 2015.


Two New PhD Student Positions in Lodz

University of LodzThe University of Lodz is now recruiting two Ph.D. students to work in Lodz (Poland) on a new project on urban green and blue infrastructure, and soon we are going to recruit three post-doc resarchers.

Although the project starts in January 2017, candidates willing to work within this project have to be formally recruited as Ph.D. students at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz already in August/September 2016.

For more information on these new employment opportunities please see the Enable information leaftlet pdf.


Announcement: BUP Teachers Conference

Baltic University ProgrammeBUP Teachers Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Engaging higher education in local and global challenges
23-26 October 2016
Rogów, Poland

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 and Program pdf and the Application Form doc.

The deadline for applications from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine is 30 August and for all others 30 September 2016.


First Call: 4th BUP PhD Students Training

Presentation in Rogow, PolandBaltic University Programme
4th PhD Students Training

28th November - 2nd December 2016
Rogow, Poland.

PhD students from universities which are part of the the BUP network are invited to apply for participation. Participation is free of charges, and free accommodation and lodging is provided from Monday (28th Nov) as arrival date, to Friday (2nd December) as departure date.

Applications should be sent to the BUP Associated Centre in Germany:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Deadline for applications is: 15th of September 2016. The sooner you register, the better.

Please see the preliminary Program pdf for more information.


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.


Call for Partners: Wrocław Project Proposal

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life SciencesA research group from Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences is looking for a research partner for submitting the project proposal for the Small Research Grant 2016 provided by the Baltic University Programme.

We are a research group consisting of PhD candidates and students from the research field of landscape evaluation, ecosystem services and water management with special focus on sustainable development.

The project is called "Sustainable management of blue infrastructure in the city on the example of the municipal moat in Wrocław, Poland".

For further information please see the Wroclaw Project Proposal 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.


Swedish International Global Action Programme on ESD

Bridging the Gap1st Swedish International Global Action Programme on ESD Conference
and the
9th Biennial Meeting of the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions associated with the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability
21 – 24 August 2016
Campus Gotland, Visby, Sweden

Hosted by SWEDESD, Campus Gotland, in collaboration with Learning Teacher Network (LTN) and Swedish National Commission for UNESCO.

For further information please see the conference Flyer pdf and Draft Agenda pdfThere is a limited number of seats. Deadline for registration is 30th June 2016. Please register here.


BUP Newsletter no. 47

BUP Newsletter no. 47In the BUP Newsletter no. 47 pdf, June 2016 you may read about:

  • Introduction
    by Lars Rydén, Director of the Baltic University Programme
  • Upcoming Events
  • Alexander Fehér receives the Award of the Minister of Environment
  • National Ecosystem Service Indicators: Measures of Social–ecological Sustainability
    by Laura Mononen, Finnish Environment Institute & University of Eastern Finland
  • Dzineta Dimante - New Director of the BUP Centre for Latvia
  • Mariia Stronska - New International BUP Students' Representative
  • and much more...

The Award of the Minister of Environment for Doc. Alexander Fehér

AlexanderFehérWe congratulate Assoc. Prof. Alexander Fehér from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, the Baltic University Programme Center Director for Slovakia, for his prize for contribution to the environment!

Slovak Environment Minister Laszlo Sólymos awarded 32 individuals and two teams for their contribution to the environment, including Doc. Ing. Alexander Fehér, PhD., Department of Sustainable Development of the Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development of Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra.

As an award winning expert from SUA in Nitra doc. Alexander Fehér is dedicated to research, education and training in the field of sustainable use of agricultural land, he deals with issues of biodiversity of flora and ethno-ecology. At the same time he is acting for eight years as a director of the National Center of the Baltic University Programme at SUA in Nitra with the scope throughout the whole Slovakia.

The awards were distributed at a ceremony that took place on June 7 at the premises of Moyzes Hall at Comenius University in Bratislava.

The awards are an expression of gratitude for outstanding achievements and significant contribution to the environmental protection and the development of environmental awareness. The Award of the Minister of Environment is awarded as non-financial honorary award for outstanding achievements and longstanding contribution to environmental care and environmental development since 1999. The ceremony is held annually on the occasion of World Environment Day.

See also: The Award of the Minister of Environment.

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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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Vocational Ideas for Baltic Sea, Central Baltic

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