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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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


Mariia Stronska New Students' Representative in the BUP Board

Mariia StronskaMariia Stronska is our new International Students' representative in the Baltic University Program.

Currently I’m a student at Chernihiv University of Technology in Ukraine, becoming master of Social and Law protection. At the university, I have studied a course in English by BUP “Sustainable Development of Society”. I’m also a Member of the Student Council, Head of Media Department. To give the students tips about their possibilities and opportunities, I’m a Chief Editor of the Students Newspaper “StudDni” (“Students Days”). There are some other activities at university that I participate in: I represent students in the Coordination Council of the Scientific Society; volunteer at the Student Service; Member of the national Debate club of Sustainable Development; facilitator in the trainings “Active citizen” from British Council.


The Climate Change Playbook

The Climate Change PlaybookWe have received 52 copies of the new book The Climate Change Playbook written by Dennis Meadows, Linda Booth Sweeney and Gillian Martin Mehers.

The books are a generous gift from Dennis Meadows with the intention that we will distribute them among interested teachers within the Baltic University network at seminars, workshops and conferences.

On behalf of the BUP coordinating secretariat and our teachers we thank Dennis Meadows for his valuable contribution to the educational process.

The book which is 192 pages can also be ordered in paper copy or as ebook from Chelsea Green Publishing.


E-course: Mediterranean Food & Diet

Michael ScoullosLast call for registration for e-course on Mediterranean Food & Diet
E-learning Programme of the University of Athens

The programme is designed for people who wish to learn in depth about the Mediterranean food products and diet, their historical evolution and related cultural goods as well as the central role of food in sustainable development.

The e-course aims to introduce participants to and raise their awareness about the typical Mediterranean food products and diet, as well as the intangible cultural heritage and goods that are related to food: customs, traditions, social status, culinary practices and tools, ceremonies, and values.

Language: English
Start date: 6 June 2016

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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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