About the Baltic University Programme

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) strives to find novel ways of interaction among universities and between universities and society. The main aim is to enhance strong regional educational and research communities, but also to foster a greater awareness on our focus areas. The BUP focuses on questions of sustainable development, environmental protection, and democracy in the Baltic Sea region. We support the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development. 

Our aim is achieved by being an open and inclusive organization, developing and offering university courses, conferences, support multi- and interdisciplinary research co-operations, and by participating in transdisciplinary projects in cooperation with authorities, municipalities and others. We offer research themes intended as a source of information where BUP colleagues both collect and submit material. Our hope is that this will lead to more visibility and co-operation among researchers, teachers and students.

The Programme is coordinated by the Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University, Sweden. Moreover, three BUP Associate Secretariats have specialzed tasks. An integral part of our organization are the BUP National Centra who deal with the network coordination and student interaction in each BUP country. The long term development of the BUP and strategy is attended to by the BUP International Board. Access more information about it via the menu to the left. 

From 2016 the Baltic University Programme is a member organisation for universities in the Baltic Sea Region. The annual fee of €1000 entitles the member university to send students and teachers to BUP courses and conferences. Reserchers, teachers and students from a member university will not only get access to our activities without any extra cost, but also have priority to take part. If your university wants to join the BUP please go to "Become a Member University".