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Baltic University Spring Students' Conference 2015

Owl sandwichFeeding the World without Destroying the World: Can Food Production Be(come) Sustainable?
Baltic University Spring Students' Conference 2015
15–19 April 2015
Rogów, Poland

We all have a relationship to food, and food production has always been one of the key concerns of human societies. But to what extent are our current practices and expectations sustainable for the future? If different options have different positive and negative effects, which factors do we weigh as the most important for ourselves, for humanity, and for the planet?

We have the pleasure to welcome students who study course/s connected to Sustainable Development and are interested in the topic to apply for the participation in the conference

Application Form doc
The Application Form is to be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the BUP Secretariat no later than 27 March 2015.


Call for Applications: SAIL for Teachers 2015

SAIL for Teachers 2015We are happy to announce that also this year we will offer the SAILing course for our teachers! This year we are proud to have Prof. em Dennis Meadows with us on the course and onboard!

(Dennis L. Meadows, American scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, and former director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He is President of the Laboratory for Interactive Learning.)

Do not miss this unique chance to improve your competence and to experience your life’s adventure
Apply for participation in the Baltic University Programme SAIL for Teachers 2015.

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Teaching and Learning) Teachers course 2015 will start on the 25th of June in Stavanger, Norway, and end on the 2nd of July in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We will be sailing on the Polish sail training vessel “Fryderyk Chopin”.

Application Form doc
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Call for Applications: Teachers' Competence Development Training

Limits to GrowthWe are happy to invite you to:
Baltic University Programme
Teachers’ Competence Development Training: Steps to a Sustainable Future
10 - 13 May, 2015
Uppsala, Sweden

In addition to expert teachers from Uppsala University and the BUP network, Prof. Dennis Meadows, from the Laboratory for Interactive Learning, USA, and author of the seminal book The Limits to Growth (1972), will be one of the main contributors. We are happy to have the opportunity to introduce him to our teachers and have him with us during the whole day on Monday, 11 May.

We hope to gather in Uppsala an international group of teachers from all countries in the BUP network, representing different cultures, universities, and disciplines. Our aims are to provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge, share experiences, develop competencies, and establish new professional contacts.

The planned programme includes one day devoted to updating knowledge on sustainable development, one day to the development of pedagogical skills and competencies, rounded off with general discussion on the plans for BUP to improve standards in ESD across the region through a systematised International BUP Teachers Development Programme for the network’s teachers.

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SAIL application period is 23 February to 16 March 2015.

SAIL for Students 2015SAIL - Applications are to be submitted via the site or The application period is 23 February to 16 March 2015.

SAIL course code: UU-19503, the course is a summer course at Uppsala University.

Sustainability Applied in International Learning (SAIL) is an international Baltic University Programme summer course offered by the Department of Earth Sciences,  Centre for Sustainable Development. This course includes a 14-day cruise on the STS Fryderyk Chopin. Participants crew the trip departing from Aalborg, Denmark, on 4th August 2015 and returning to Swinoujscie, Poland, on 18th August 2015 via several ports in the Baltic Sea.

Student and teacher applications are mainly invited BUP members. Sustainability, environmental problems including skills and knowledge transfer on the issues facing the Baltic Sea Region frame the curriculum. Lectures, group work, reading, data collection and sailing duty drive learning outcomes. Students prepare presentations for on-board discussion. Submission of post-sailing assignments are required for a pass.


Teachers for the 2015 SAIL for Students Course

SAIL 2015In the selection process of the teachers for the SAIL for Students course 2015 we have tried to make sure that different Sustainability topics will be covered onboard and Applied in International Learning. We have attempted to find a broad competence that cover the topic of the course and has the capacity to run the course. Learning from different perspectives and by different teaching methods has been considered, as well as adaptation to the tall ship sailing environment. Moreover, we have attempted to create an international team with as many of the BUP partner' countries represented as possible.

Final teachers’ list for the SAIL for Students Course 2015:
Lars Österlund, Uppsala university, Sweden (BUP appointed scientific coordinator)
Dennis Meadows, Laboratory for Interactive Learning, USA
Mona Lisa Dahm, Aalborg University, Denmark
Bert Eriksson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Joanna Jędruszkiewicz, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
Rod Bain, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Visvaldas Varzinskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Reserve list of teachers for the SAIL for Students Course 2015:
Piotr Moniewski, University of Lodz, Poland
Massimiliano Fabbricino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Invitation to Videoconferences and Small Papers on Sustainable Water Management

Water managment CCPhoto: UNICEF EthiopiaI would like to invite you and your students to participate in a series of international students videoconferences and/or small papers, organized within the BUP Sustainable Water Management course (March-June 2015). Last year, we had a very successful and fruitful cooperation (thanks to our colleagues from Lviv and Wroclaw), and we are hoping to do even better this year. Please, do join us.

It would be a great opportunity for your students to have an international experience, and meet and cooperate with colleagues from other countries of Baltic Sea Region. If you are interested - please contact me, I would be happy to send more details and discuss these and other forms of cooperation.

Sincere regards,

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Protection and Management
AGH University of Science and Technology
al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland


BUP Joining Students, Teachers and Researchers

Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied SciencesThe former BUP Director Paula Lindroos has together with the current BUP Students representative Ahmed Mansour written an article about BUP. The article entitled "Baltic University Programme – A network joining students, teachers and researchers in the Baltic Sea Region" is published in the newest issue of the Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 1 (2015), an open access journal.

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