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Implementing Innovation and Sustainability at Universities Around the World

World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer CentreInvitation to take part in a study on:
"Implementing Innovation and Sustainability at Universities Around the World"

A team of members of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre is undertaking an international study titled: "Implementing Innovation and Sustainability at Universities Around the World".

As the name implies, the study will ascertain the extent to which the innovation and sustainability are currently being considered or approached by universities round the world. We would like to invite interested colleagues to take part in the study, details on which can be seen at:

As usual, the results will be published as scientific article in a high-impact journal, and those contributing to the work are able to obtain a copy of the paper when it is completed, if they wish.


Seminar Enhancing Adult Education for Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region

BITE, VilniusWelcome to a seminar enhancing adult education for sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region
18th January 2018
BITE Adult Education Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

You are invited to share experiences, knowledge, methods and examples on how we could work together on making development for sustainability to be a natural part of daily life.

  • you will get the latest news about how adult education for sustainable development is enhanced in the Baltic and Nordic countries
  • you will gain knowledge of teaching methods and hands-on workshops
  • you will get to share knowledge about how we can make the work with sustainable communities and neighbourhoods specific and stimulating
  • you will meet people from all over the Baltic countries with experience in education; from organizations, PhD students, from government agencies, from the business world
  • you have the opportunity to join a Baltic network of change agents based on the experiences and ideas from the seminar

An On-Line Study on Energy in Buildings: Inputs From Baltic Countries

Inter-University Sustainable Development Research ProgrammeA team of members of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme is undertaking an international study on Energy saving projects in buildings. Research is being held by Prof. Dr. (mult.) Dr. h.c. (mult.) Walter Leal ( Research and Transfer Centre „Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management", Hamburg University of Applied Sciences), Prof. PhD Lyudmyla Zahvoyska and Maria Fedoruk (Institute for Ecological Economics and Management, Ukrainian National Forestry University). We need inputs from Baltic countries.


13th International Conference of the International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas

I13th SINI international conferenceThe thirteenth international conference of the International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas (ISINI) will take place at the WSB University in Wroclaw, Poland 29-30 August 2018.

You are invited to submit full papers or summaries that are within the scope of ISINI.

The organizers invite scholars, young and old, to submit papers around six thematic focal points:

  • Climate change regulation 2.0. Making the Paris agreement work.
  • The university as an arena of sustainability transition.
  • Global collapse. There is no alternative(TINA) and the development of a “post- truth safe space?".
  • Markets, Money and Democracy (research that bridges the conventional dividing lines).
  • Transdisciplinarity.
  • Special CEVI session on “Energy and Valuation Issues”.

Students Summary Report on EUSBSR 2017

Students Summary Report on EUSBSR 2017From the report:

"Without the youth panel presented by the BUP representatives, this event would have simply been an event hosted by experts in more of a lecturing manner, whereas including panel discussions, particularly hosted by the youth, forces those attending to acknowledge and consider the views and importance of this demographic as the future of this region. We would encourage the BUP and the EUSBSR organisers to include youth panels each year, and where possible include youth members on more panels to encourage debate rather than present the opinions of one generation to another."

Download the Students Summary Report on EUSBSR 2017 pdf.


BUP Research Notes & Themes

BUP research notesI want to make you alert that in November we will launch the new BUP webpage, and some new efforts to facilitate research cooperation among BUP colleagues, as a follow up on the work with the BUP Strategy 2017-2020. The new initiative has two parts: BUP Research Notes and BUP Themes.

The aim with the Research Notes is to spread research findings and knowledge on researchers and research groups in the Baltic Sea region via the BUP web site. The information will also be published on a regular basis in a Research Notes Letter to be spread to Member universities, participating universities and other stakeholders in society. We welcome scientific articles, book chapters, proceedings, dissertations published from 2015 regarding the following Themes: Climate, Energy, Food, Urban-Rural development, Green infra-structure, Transport, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). For this to happen we All need to contribute, you may already now tell us about your research. Request: Researchers, please send your contribution using the Research Notes Form. And please encourage your colleagues to do the same.


The BUP PhD Training 2017

BUP PhD TrainingInterdisciplinary-Multicultural-International
27 November - 1 December 2017
Rogow, Poland

The BUP PhD Training is an annual event organized by the BUP Polish National Centre usually during one week in the autumn. The training program has its focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context, and is led by an international team of supervisors. The objective of the training is to give PhD students from the BUP network countries a possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems, and to receive response from an external mentor on their PhD thesis progress.

In 2017 the BUP PhD Training is organised for the fifth time by the BUP national centre in Poland.

Program and List of Experts pdf.


Actual problems of the environment and human health in conditions of ecological and social changes in Europe and in Ukraine

Actual problems of the environmentMinistry of Public Health of Ukraine
SHEU "I. Ya. Gorbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University, Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine»
Scientific and practical conference with international participation
"Actual problems of the environment and human health in conditions of ecological and social changes in Europe and in Ukraine" devoted to the 115th anniversary of I. I. Yaremenko birth.
May 24-26, 2018
Ternopil, Ukraine

Please see the Invitation and Application Form doc.


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


5th BUP Rectors Conference

Åbo Akademi University 100 years

The 5th BUP Rectors Conference will be held in Turku the 24 - 26 January 2018. For further information and also the registration form please see the Rectors Conference web site.

The conference is a part of the 100 year celebrations at Åbo Akademi University.

Calls and Announcements

Sustainability Twitter

BUP National Language Publications

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