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Announcement: BUP Award for Best PhD Thesis 2015

Baltic University ProgrammeThe Baltic University Programme (BUP) award for the best 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 best PhD work defended at any of the universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme during the previous calendar year. Each submitted thesis will be assessed based on its novelty, value for promoting sustainable development and its quality within the context of the author’s own specific field. PhD theses in all research fields, from humanities to technology, are welcome.

For all details regarding the award please see BUP Award for Best PhD Thesis 2015 pdf.
Deadline for applications: 1 July 2016.


Call for Students to SAIL 2016

STS Fryderyk Chopin, the bow spritWe are now looking for BUP students who are motivated, active, open minded, ambitious, hav a very good knowledge of English and a curiosity to try something new, ready for a hard work and ready for their life´s adventure! We know that there are many such students and we want to award some of them with this trip!

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.

For more information please see the BUP website: SAIL, see also the article Sailing for Sustainability by Anna Gjoertz Bovbjerg.
Download the Application Form doc and the Health Statement doc.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 11 May 2016.


Baltic Energy in Changing Energy Landscape

CBSS Summer CourseSt. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, University of Gdansk and Södertorn University is happy to announce the CBSS Summer University «Baltic Energy in Changing Energy Landscape» that will take place on 17-29 July in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The program is aimed to generate a discussion of the reasons and the consequences of the recent oil price drop and its implications for other fossil fuels as well as its relation with international decarbonization efforts. The program will focus on the latest developments in the Russian energy sector, as a central piece in the European (and BSR) energy market, and the implications of sanctions for its further development. One of the workshops will touch upon potential benefits in the Russian energy sector and international experience with various instruments of energy efficiency.

Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2016.
See also the Course Flyer for more information pdf.



EURENSSA 2016The EURENSSA 2016 team happily announces that the 10th EURopean ENvironmental Sciences Student Association meeting will take place near Minsk, Belarus from July 23 till July 31. The topic of the meeting is

Energy: Sustainable tomorrow starts today

and comprises of several subtopics:

  • Energy sources and alternative energy
  • Energy saving technologies
  • Energy storage
  • Economics of energy systems

For more information please see the EURENSSA 2016 web site and facebook page.
Deadline for applications: 20 may 2016


Know, Feel, Act! to Stop Marine Litter

Know, feel, act!Online training course targeting formal & non-formal Marine Litter educators

Introducing the educational material "Know, Feel, Act! to Stop Marine Litter" to formal and non formal educators. A 13- days e-course implemented within the framework of the IPA-Adriatic DeFishGear project & under the auspices of UNEP/MAP

Dates: Tuesday 10/05/2016 – Sunday 22/05/2016.
Estimated total workload ~ 16 hours.

For more information please see Eventora web site.


Conference: Minding the Future

NordBioMinding the future. Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality.
October 5-6, 2016
Harpa Concert and Conference Hall, Reykjavik Iceland

International conference on bioeconomy and the outcome of the NordBio projects. The ambition is to offer an informative and inspiring conference and to sow new seeds for the future. The agenda will consist of plenary sessions and interactive breakout sessions dedicated to the theme. Our aim is to attract a broad participation of stakeholders from different sectors, such as scientists, experts, scholars, policy makers, politicians, the public and the private sectors, as well as NGO´s.

For furter information please see the Minding the future web site


Call for Teachers

Call for Teachers to the Baltic University Programme SAIL for Teachers 2016, 30th June - 7nd July from Stavanger to Antwerp!

The ancor of STS Fryderyk Chopin. CC Photo: yetdark ( 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 2016.

We are happy to announce that also this year we will offer the SAILing course for our teachers!

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Teaching and Learning) Teachers course 2016 will start on the 30th of June in Stavanger, Norway, and end on the 7nd of July in Antwerp, Belgium. We will be sailing on the Polish sail training vessel “Fryderyk Chopin”.

Application deadline: 18th April 2016.


Greening of Education as a Factor of Sustainable Development

Ukrainian National Forestry University, Lviv, Ukraine Call for papers:
International Conference
Greening of Education as a Factor of Sustainable Development
19-20 October, 2017
Ukrainian National Forestry University, Lviv, Ukraine

Deadline for proposals: June 01, 2016.
For further information please see the Conference Flyer pdf and the Registration Form doc.


Summer School: Maritime Spatial Planning

Baltspace Summer School on Maritime Spatial PlanningMaritime Spatial Planning (MSP) summer school for early-career professionals and PhD students
29 Aug – 02 Sept 2016
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Trans-boundary MSP in the Baltic Sea Region: Science-based approaches to analyse and address MSP challenges.

Further information on how to apply and a tentative course schedule can be found at Bonus Baltspace, see also the Course Flyer pdf.
The summer school is organised by the Bonus Baltspace project partners.

Deadline for applications: 13 May 2016.


Openness and Progress?

Norden CentrumOpenness and Progress?
The Nordic Model on the Global Market of Ideas

Friday 15 of April, at 4p.m
Warsaw, Nowy Świat 72 (Staszic Palace), room 242 (2nd floor)

We invite you to Gdańsk (14th April) and Warsaw (15th April) to Dr. Carl Marklund's from Södertörn University open lecture Openness and Progress? The Nordic Model on the Global Market of Ideas. It is another meeting of the series Modernization Experiences from Northern Europe: Lessons for Poland.

For further information please see the Norden Centrum web site.


Summer School: A Journey Beyond the Traditional Wooden Craft and Art

Riga Technical University Summer SchoolsThe Institute of Design Technologies of Riga Technical University (Latvia) is happy to invite students from all over the world to join the Summer School «A Journey Beyond the Traditional Wooden Craft and Art» that will take place in Riga and Ligatne in August 21-28, 2016.

The topic of the Summer School is related to wooden design and woodcraft that has traditionally been an important part of the daily lives of Latvians.

The Summer School offers a program consisting of lectures, workshops, presentations and discussions, company site visits, countryside visits, guided excursions and exciting parties.

The deadline for submitting the application is May 16, 2016.

For more information, please visit or contact Ms. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone +371 - 67089067.

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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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BUP 25 Years!

Baltic University Programme 25 Years!

Video Productions from Baltic University
A compilation of films from the Baltic University Programme since 1991.

A BUP Timeline 
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