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BUP 5th Rectors Conference

Åbo Akademi University 100 years 2018.The 5th BUP Rectors Conference will be held in Turku the 24 - 26 January 2018. For further information and also the regstration form please see the Rectors Conference web site.

The main aim of the Baltic University Programme (BUP) Rectors’ Conference is to set the long term goals and strategies for the BUP network cooperation. This includes innovations in research, mobility and teaching as well as current societal challenges.  We will plan for future activities, in support for sustainable universities with excellent education, research and research education. 

The final programme for the 5th BUP Rectors’ Conference will be decided at the preparatory conference in Uppsala, Sweden, 9-10 October 2017.

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


Innovations for Sustainable Development

Baltic University ProgrammeBUP Teachers´ Conference
Innovations for Sustainable Development
22-24 October, 2017
Kaunas, Lithuania

The Conference will address innovative approaches in teaching & learning as well as achievements and trends in science & technology towards sustainable development of our societies. It will encompass lectures, workshops as well as study visits organized by the partner universities within the BUP network.

The EDU_Lab team at Kaunas University of Technology (LT) will introduce the system of development of modern didactic competences; the team will motivate lecturers to choose and apply suitable and innovative didactic methods for insurance of the quality of studies. The EDU_Lab team will present "different" philosophies of teaching and learning, which complies with modern trends in higher education.

The authors of the book Green European will share insights on environmental behavior and attitudes in Europe in a historical and cross-cultural comparative perspective. Research groups at Santaka Valley will present science & technology streamlines in the areas of nanomaterials and biotechnologies.

Note that the number of places is limited! If you are interested to join this BUP Teachers’ Conference, please contact immediately dr. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by e-mail on September 29th 2017, the latest. The participants of the BUP teachers course Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education (Sept 2017- March 2018) take part in this conference, and they continue with a separate programme on 25-26 October.


BUP PhD Annual Award 2017

BUP PhD Award 2017The Baltic University Programme Annual Award - PhD Thesis in 2017

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) award for 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 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 during 2016 and 2017 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.

New deadline for nominations: 30th September 2017.
The nominations should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
For further information please see below or download the Announcement pdf.
Please see also the list of BUP Member Universities.


Reminder: BUP 5th PhD Students Training

Baltic University Programme 5th PhD Students TrainingBaltic University Programme
5th PhD Students Training
27 November - 1 December 2017
Rogow, Poland

Deadline for applications: 20 October 2017

The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP network’s countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context. In this way, students will also get the opportunity to become acquainted with other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.

This international training program will enrich the students’ own perspectives on sustainable development with experiences and perspectives from other countries. At the same time it will serve as a platform for the development of a common understanding of the regional problematique and open avenues for future cooperation on these issues. Interdisciplinary training at the PhD-level is essential for creating an understanding between scientists and researchers with different backgrounds (Western and Eastern European cultures), and for their future collaboration for a sustainable future.


BUP Mobility Research Grant

BUP mobility research grant 2017The BUP Mobility Research Grant Programme for Young Researchers

It is our pleasure to announce the Mobility Research Grant Programme 2017 within the Baltic University Programme. The main aim with the Mobility Grant 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.

Deadline for applications: 31st October 2017.
Applications should be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the BUP co-ordinating secretariat.
Download the Application Form pdf.


Digital Innovation Award to Save the Baltic Sea

Save the Baltic Sea with your digital innovationAward Money Available To Save The Baltic Sea

Do you have a great digital innovation or technology which can restore the Baltic Sea? Anyone can submit a project proposal and be eligible to receive award money for the Digital Innovation Award. This award is looking for projects where sustainable lifestyles, businesses and a sustainable food industry can lead to a healthier Baltic Sea. Projects where digital innovation is a key component to solve a challenge is the main criteria.

In partnership with Ålandsbanken, Niklas Zennström will join Ilkka Paananen, CEO of Supercell, in evaluating applications. Projects can be submitted until September 30, 2017.

For further information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Communications and Project Manager, Race For The Baltic, +46760829249. See also the Award flyer pdf.

Race For The Baltic is an initiative of Zennström Philanthropies.


Post-Doc Call at Riga Technical University

Riga Technical UNiversity. CC photo: Kārlis DambrānsRiga Technical University, a BUP member university, has launched the 2nd call for Post-Doctoral Research Applications within the Activity «Post-doctoral Research Aid» of the Specific Aid Objective 1.1.1 «To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure» of the Operational Programme «Growth and Employment».

The aim is to attract post-doctoral researchers that would contribute to development of excellent research at RTU in accordance with the strategic goals of the university. The Post-Doctoral Research Aid provides an opportunity for young researchers to develop their skills and increase their scientific capacity as well as start a career in a scientific institution.

For further information please contract This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Application deadline: 29 September 2017 (16:00 UTC +2).


BUP Summer Course 2017

BUP Summer Course 2017SDG 11: Towards Sustainable Cities and Municipalities - the Circular Economy Approach and Urban Ecology

Organized by the Baltic University Programme (BUP) with Lodz University of Technology, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
19 - 23 September 2017
Rogow, Poland

Please note: The target group is Bachelor and Master students from the Baltic Sea Region. All cost of the event (i.e. food and accommodation) are covered, thus, there is no participation fee for BUP‐member universities. However, participants have to cover their own travel expenses. For interested participants from other universities, i.e. non‐BUP members, a participation fee of 200 EUR applies.

Register here. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2017.

For more information please see the Course Flyer pdf or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sustainable Development Course

Sustainable Development
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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.
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