From 2016 the Baltic University Programme will be a member network for universities in the Baltic Sea region. The Baltic University Programme is a part of Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD Uppsala) at Uppsala University, under the governance of an international board. The Programme plans, produces and coordinates undergraduate and master level courses using modern educational technologies in combination with traditional university educational settings, and runs joint research projects. The chosen subjects are of common concern for the entire region, and the international cooperation is of key importance. The activities concentrate on different aspects of sustainable development in the region. At present almost 10,000 students participates each year.
Main funding organizations of the Programme are the Swedish Government and Uppsala University and membership fees. The Swedish Institute and the Baltic Sea Unit of SIDA and funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers and some EU programmes, as well as Finnish funds have been decisive. In addition the participating universities contribute importantly to the programme.
The participating universities include classical universities, as well as universities of technology, agriculture, culture, economics, pedagogics etc. All countries within or partly within the Baltic Sea drainage basin are represented: Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden and more marginally Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
A large network of researchers and teachers at the universities has developed. The number of individuals who have contributed at some stage in the Programme are more than 1,500. Most of these are active within environmental science, but contributions from humanities and social sciences are also important.
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