How to become a BUP participating university

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) offers a unique range of activities that echoes the challenges facing our societies today. We have developed themes around which we gather and feature information on the focus areas of the Programme. The BUP creates a rich learning environment with teacher, research, and student conferences and events. The regional perspective is highlighted and the approach is mainly interdisciplinary.

We are an organisation with participating universities, coming together to promote internationalisation with a focus on sustainability and democracy, promoting multi- and interdisciplinary co-operations. We welcome universities from countries situated in the drainage area of the Baltic Sea to become participating universities.

Researchers, teachers and students from the participating universities will not only have priority to take part in all BUP activities, but will get access to many free membership advantages which includes, among other things:

  • Conferences for university teachers
  • PhD Students Training
  • Master Thesis Training
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Conferences and seminars for researchers
  • Conferences for Master and Bachelor students
  • Summer courses for Master and Bachelor students
  • Application for Mobility Grant for young researchers
  • Application for the PhD Award
  • Possibilities for partnership in projects
  • Rectors Conference every third year
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Introduction video about the BUP

The goal is that The Baltic University Programme will support and lead to more visibility and cooperation among researchers, teachers and students in the region. The aim is also to foster a greater awareness on sustainability and democracy issues as well as facilitate exchange and mobility. In turn, we believe that this leads to more common projects and more success in funding and publications.

Seven added values to any university who is a BUP participating university:

  1. BUP is internationalisation in practice
  2. BUP supports the mobility of academic teachers, students and researchers
  3. BUP supports cooperation between academic teachers, students and researchers
  4. BUP supports implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  5. BUP strives to develop innovative teaching methods
  6. BUP has a multi- and interdisciplinary approach
  7. Friendships, knowledge and understanding between people and cultures

Becoming a BUP participating university

If you are interested in more information about the BUP or wish to know more about how your university can become a BUP participating university please contact​ Lyudmyla Babak, Project coordinator at the BUP Coordinating Secretariat located at Uppsala University.


Telephone: +46 18 471 1840

Last modified: 2023-10-26