BUP for PhD Students

The BUP PhD Award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be the most qualified PhD work defended at any of the member universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme according to the following criteria: inter-/multi disciplinary approach, novelty, innovation, and value for promoting sustainable development. Any author that has defended his/her PhD thesis can be nominated. PhD thesis in all research fields, are welcome. Those having a focus on the Baltic Sea Region will be given priority in the assessment process.

Since 2018 the Award has two categories: Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.

The 2018 winner of the Award in the category Social Sciences and Humanities was Matilda Marshall, Umeå University, Sweden for her thesis:
Sustainability for Dinner: An Ethnological Study of how Sustainable Eating is Practised in Everyday Life.

Matilda Marshall
Matilda Marshall

In the category Natural Sciences and Engineering Magda Barecka, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland and TU Dortmund, Germany received the prize for her thesis:
Process retrofitting through Process Intensification: a structured approach.

Magda barecka
Magda Barecka

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 course 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 2018 the BUP PhD Training was organised for the sixth time by the BUP national centre in Poland.

The main aim with BUP Mobility Research Grant for Young Researchers is to develop and strengthen the co-operation among young researchers in the Baltic Sea Region. The grant is intended to support young scholars from BUP member universities who's research promote sustainable development. The grant winner will be invited to present the research at a BUP conference, as an opportunity to disseminate results, ideas and create intra-network co-operation.

The BUP Travel Grant for 2018 goes to PhD student Yaroslav Bezyk, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. The grant will support a research visit to Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine.