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Call for Teachers to SAIL for Teachers 2017

Call for Teachers to the Baltic University Programme SAIL for Teachers 2017
10 - 17 June 2017
Lisbon, Portugal - Brest, France
Onboard the Polish sail training vessel “Fryderyk Chopin”.

The SAIL for Teachers is an annual course organized by the BUP Centre for Finland at Åbo Akademi University and the Baltic University Programme secretariat at Uppsala University, conducted on-board the Tall Ship Fryderyk Chopin. The aim of the course is to gather teachers within the Baltic University Programme network, but we also invite Teachers from other institutions – in case of available places – that are active and interested in sustainable development. The course is based on all participating teachers’ competencies and experiences - we count on your active influence on the content of the course programme and discussions on-board.

There are 30 places available on the course. Teachers from different countries, cultures, universities, and disciplines will meet and exchange knowledge, share experiences, learn and teach, develop their competencies, work together, sail the ship, and experience theirs’ life’s adventure. This year we will sail across the Biscay, far from stress, internet and telephone connection. This environment cannot fail to inspire and empower!

Prolonged application time:
, including a Health Statement, should be sent to the BUP Secretariat / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than April 2, 2017.


BUP Students' Conference 2017

BUP Students Conferennce in Kiey 2017BUP Students' Conference 2017:
Baltic Region Collaboration in Agenda 2030 Implementation: My Contribution in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030
9 - 13 April, 2017
Moshchun Village, Ukraine

As a part of the Ukrainian presidency in the Baltic University Programme (BUP), the coordinating secretariat in Uppsala and our colleagues at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, have the pleasure to invite our students to the annual BUP Spring Students' Conference. The conference will take place in Moshchun Village (12 km from Kiev).

Please notice that during the conference, and in addition to a very interesting program, our students will have an unique possibility for a one day visit to the Chernobyl Zone. This to understand how to address technological and environmental safety challenges on the way to sustainability of human society. The visit is not easy to arrange and we hope that this part of the conference as well as visiting Kiev in spring time will be difficult to resist!

For further information please see: Information for Participants docPreliminary Program pdf, and Application Form doc.
Please, note that the citizens from European countries do not need a visa to enter Ukraine.


Two New Member Universities

Also today we have the pleasure to welcome two more member universities in the BUP network. They are the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), Kyiv and Lviv National Agrarian University Volodymyr Snitynskyy, Lviv that both have signed the BUP agreement.


Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, CC photo: Silin2005The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), Kyiv, Ukraine

Lviv National Agrarian UniversityLviv National Agrarian University Volodymyr Snitynskyy, Lviv, Ukraine.

For a complete list of BUP member universities please see the BUP Universities page.


Call for Applications: CBSS Summer University 2017

CBSS Summer University 2017Call for applications of PhD-students to participate in CBSS Summer University 2017 at Södertörn University and the University of Gdańsk

Identities and Cultural Memory of East and West in the Baltic Sea Region

When: June 21-July 1, 2017
Site 1: Södertörn University, Stockholm (5 days) and
Site 2: University of Gdansk and European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk (5 days)
Credits: 7.5 ECTS Points.

Registration for the summer school begins 20 March and ends 20 April 2017
For further information please download the Program pdf and see also the: CBSS Summer University web page.



Call for Partners

Ternopil State Medical University. CC photo: Mykola VasylechkoThe I.Ya. HorbachevskyTernopil State Medical University and Ministry of Public Health, Ukraine are searching for partners to the project:

Vital Ecogenetic Aspects of Human and Animal Pathology Under Conditions of Global Ecological Crisis

The objective of the project is to generalize research findings in experimental biotechnology, genetics, and genetic engineering from the standpoint of human ecology; to disclose comprehensively the role of flora and fauna for humans under threat of global ecologic changes.

Project leaders are: Prof. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Sc.D. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact person is: Dr. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
For further informaton please see also the Call for Partners pdf.



Report: Small Grants Programme 2015

Natalya ShepelevaNatalya Shepeleva, winner of the BUP Small Grants Programme for 2015 has written a report on her work at the Lodz University of Technology. 

The report “Comparison of the sewage sludge management alternatives in the context of sustainable development: energy, material and global warming analysis” addresses the important problem which is to increase the proportion of local renewable fuel and energy resources in energy use pattern to minimize country’s energy dependence.

Ms Shepeleva's supervisor Ms. Ziemińska-Stolarska at Lodz Technical University in a statement concludes that: "The work concerns a very important and interesting issues and provides the basis for further, more detailed analysis."

Download and read the full report pdf.



Two New Member Universities

We have the pleasure to welcome two more member universities in the BUP network. It is the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Wroclaw Medical University that both have signed the BUP agreement.

Jagiellonina UniversityThe Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Wroclaw Medical UniversityWroclaw Medical University in Wroclaw, Poland.

For a complete list of BUP member universities please see the BUP Universities page.


Call for Students to SAIL for Students 2017

SAIL for Students 2017SAIL course for students 2-16 September 2017, Szczecin, Poland – Visby, Sweden – Edinburgh, Scotland

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Learning) course is an undergraduate Baltic University Programme course conducted at sea on-board the tall ship Fryderyk Chopin. The SAIL course is based on the participating teachers’ areas of competences and experiences. This means that each year the SAIL course is different with focus on different thematic areas of sustainability, such as: Environment; Energy; Climate; Technology; Economy; Social science; Education, etc. The course will be prepared and run on board by an international group of teachers.

Please notice that students participating in this course will NOT receive any ECTS credits.
Students are to apply to their national BUP Center.

Application Form docHealth Statement doc and some Information pdf on the SAIL courses.


BUP Teachers Conference on Sustainable Tourism for Development

2017 UN International Year of Tourism for Sustainable DevelopmentThe United Nations declares the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Thus, we are happy to organise the BUP Teachers Conference on “Sustainable Tourism for Development” the 19-22 March 2017 in the town Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine.

The conference is organised by Ivan Franko National University of Lviv: the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Geography, the Department of Country Studies and International Tourism of the Faculty of International Relations, and Ukrainian BUP centre in cooperation with BUP Secretariat in Uppsala (Sweden), and WSB University in Poznan (Poland).

Please see the Program for the Conference pdf and Information for authors doc.


Call for Teachers to SAIL for Students 2017

SAIL for Students 2017Call for teachers to the 2017 SAIL course for students on-board tall ship[1] Fryderyk Chopin

We are now looking for motivated teachers coming from different disciplines covering aspects of sustainability in a broad sense, thus creating an inter-disciplinary and international learning environment, which can introduce students in complex issues related to sustainability. We are looking for teachers who are interested in trying something new – combining tall ship sailing with an unconventional teaching environment, which is extra-ordinary but can be both physically and mentally demanding. The teachers are expected to prepare and plan the course beforehand, as well as correct exercises and essays/reports after course. As English is the spoken language of the course, applying teachers are expected to have an excellent level of English skills.

The course is centred on sustainability topics from different perspectives, such as:

  • Climate change
  • Geography
  • Engineering
  • Economy
  • Social science/Political science
  • Biology/Marine science
  • Public health

Application deadline: 17 March 2017.


Visby Recommendations

Report: Visby RecommendationsVisby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education
Agenda 2030: SDG 4.7
UNESCO GAP on ESD Action Area 3

This report presents recommendations on how education can advance the Agenda 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This entails advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by learning from and scaling the ESD initiatives that have been implemented worldwide during the UN Decade on ESD, 2005-2014.

The report is compiled by Eva Friman and Shepherd Urenje at SWDESD and is the result of the conference Bridging the GAP - Educators and Trainers’ that was held i Visby in August 2016.

Download pdf the report.


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.
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CBSS Strategic Partner
EUSBSR Flagship Project
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