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BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017 in Latvia

BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017The BONUS BaltCoast project are inviting master students, young post-graduates up to young PhD students to participate in BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017 "System Approach Framework application for Coastal Research and Management: from theory to practice".

The Summer school is organized and managed by BONUS BaltCoast project partners, scientific organizations and universities from Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Latvia. This is the 2nd Summer School after successful run in 2016 at Klaipeda University (Lithuania). This year it will take place now in Latvia, coordinated by University of Latvia.

Registration deadline: 2nd June 2017.


BUP Teachers Course on ESD in Higher Education

BUP teachers Course on ESD in Higher EducationInvitation for applications to the up-coming course:
BUP Teachers Course on Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

A new BUP course – following BUP Teachers’ recommendations
The BUP university teachers’ competence development conferences on education for sustainable development (ESD) have been organized since 2004, by the Finnish BUP centre at Åbo Akademi University. Following recent suggestions by the participating teachers, we have now developed a larger course, which in addition to sustainability themes also includes methodology, such as e-learning, peer learning and a change project. After a successful fulfilment of the course, the participants will receive a diploma/certificate corresponding to 5 credits by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. The BUP International Board has approved this course concept.

The application deadline is 20 June 2017. Kindly fill in the online Application Form.

The course begins in September 2017 and continues to February 2018 with online and two face-to-face events.

For more information please see the Course Invitation pdf



New Students Representative: Sylwester Nagorka

Sylwester NagorkaMy name is Sylwester Nagorka and I come from Warsaw, Poland. I’m studying environmental protection at the Inter-Faculty Studies in Environmental Protection, which is a unit of the University of Warsaw. My studies allow me to gain knowledge at 7 different faculties (including biology, geology, law, economics, chemistry, geography and physics), so I’m all in environmental protection and sustainable development! Right now, I’m on the 1st year of master studies and I’m specializing in climatology and air pollution.

Please, don't hesitate to contact me on Facebook or via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I’m looking forward to meeting at least some of you!


BUP Member University: Tallinn University

Tallinn University, Estonia is a BUP Member University. Being a BUP Member University means e.g. that the university teachers may participate in BUP's teacher conferences and also that the students may partcipate in BUP student activities for free.

Tallinn UniversityTallinn University.
CC photo: Dmitry G, via Wikimedia Commons


Pentti Malaska Futures Award

 Pentti Malaska Futures Award at University of Turku 2017 University of Turku Pentti Malaska Futures Award of €30,000 is now available for research-based, visionary solutions for global challenges.

The award is granted for the first time in 2017, in the honour of the 25th anniversary of Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku.

The competition is open for Nordic (Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic) futures researchers and research teams with a future-oriented research approach within any academic field, or their combinations.

Application period is open 19 April - 19 May 2017. 


On-line Survey on Sustainable Development

Sustainable development survey by Piotr PrusIf you are a student please take the time to complete this short on-line survey on Sustainable Development. The poll is located at:

It will not take a lot of time to complete the poll.

Completing the questionnaire will help in the research that Dr Piotr Prus carries out together with colleagues at the University of Agriculture in Krakow.


The EduBalt Workshop

EduBalt workshop on teaching sustainable devekopmentDeveloping Capacity for Teaching Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea region
BUP for University Teachers EduBalt Project
13 – 15 March 2017
Ratnieki, Latvia

On 15 March 2017 we concluded the face-to-face part of the EduBalt course to support teacher education in the Baltic Region. The project has been designed to initiate the implementation the UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD in the three Baltic States and also to support teacher education in responding to the Sustainable Development Goals. The first workshop was coordinated from the BUP Secretariat at Uppsala University and hosted by the University of Latvia at Ratnieki, Latvia. There were five facilitators; Dzineta Dimante from the University of Latvia and Rea Raus and Tiina Elvisto from Tallinn University, Shepherd Urenje from SWEDESD and Sinikka Suomalainen from Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

I should say the workshop was a resounding success as far as we could gather from workshop participants. We had a group of 50 participants (only 3 men) who were all very enthusiastic about improving their teacher education by integrating environment and sustainability education. The workshop results were 10 Change Projects from the three countries. The projects were very varied in nature, some with 2 people and others with up to 6 people working on a Change Project.


Call for Papers: Property in Space

Property in SpaceCall for papers to the:

3rd Scientific Conference
Property in the Space
19 - 20 October 2017.
Poznan, Poland

During the conference we will discuss the problems of property valuation, real estate market analysis and economic, legal, technical, social and environmental problems, essential for apprai-sers, scientists, the business and the public.

One of the organisers is Poznań University of Economics and Business. For further information please see the Conference Flyer pdf.




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.



Presentations from the EduBalt Workshop

Shepherd Urenje: Reorienting Teacher EducationPresentations by Džineta Dimante, Rea Raus, Sinikka Suomalainen and Shepherd Urenje held at the EduBalt workshop in Ratnieki, Latvia are available for download. You may find the presentations on this link, they are all in pdf-format.


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.



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
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