Sustainability Applied in International Learning

Dates for SAIL 2017

SAIL 2017 for Teachers

Date: 10 – 17 June
Route: Lisbon – Brest
Application deadline for teachers to the SAIL for Students: 17 March 2017.
Application deadline for teachers to the SAIL for Teachers: 2 April 2017.


SAIL 2017 for Students

Date: 2 – 16 September
Route: Szczecin – Visby – Edinburgh
Apply to your national BUP Center


SAIL 2017 STS Fryderyk Chopin Blocks

STS Fryderyk Chopin Blocks
CC photo: Tadeusz Rudzki

Call for Teachers to SAIL for Students 2017

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

We are 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.

STS Fryderyk Chopin

STS Fryderyk Chopin in Blyth 2016. CC photo: Steve, https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_riddle/

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Call for Students to SAIL for Students 2017

SAIL 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.

Download the Application Form, Health Statement and some Information on the SAIL courses.

STS Fryderyk Chopin: the deck.

The deck on STS Fryderyk Chopin. CC photo: photo: Tadeusz Rudzki, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:TR

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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. The course is conducted on-board the Polish Tall Ship Fryderyk Chopin. The aim of the course is to gather teachers from the Baltic University Programme network. However, in case there are free places on board we also invite teachers from other institutions 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 program 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!

Applications, including a Health Statement, should be sent to the BUP Secretariat / Maria Hejna no later than March 24, 2017.

STS Fryderyk Chopin

STS Fryderyk Chopin.
CC photo: Peter Jozwiak, https://www.flickr.com/photos/piotrjozwiak/

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 STS Fryderyk Chopin – The Tall Ships Races 2015, Kristiansand & Aalborg