The BUP Symposium 2021

Registration for listeners will open in August 2021

The aim

The aim of the Symposium 2021 is to be a platform where the regional educational and research communities can get together and to get to know each other better as colleagues at Participating Universities of The Baltic University Programme. It is an opportunity to disseminate recent research and take part of new knowledge. The symposium is an arena where to start off discussions and collaborations. We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. We especially welcome presentations of research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.

Symposium practicalities

The date of the BUP symposium 2021 is 19-20 October 2021.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this symposium cannot take place in real life. Instead, we will hold it as a virtual symposium. By doing so we can make it accessible to many more colleagues. To participate in the symposium, prior registration is required. Key-note speakers and research presentations will be organized as webinars.The poster session will be published on our web site, and we will provide possibilities for social interaction.

Scientific committees will evaluate and consider submitted abstracts for oral presentations and posters, and will chose to bring forward the ones that meet the criteria. 


The symposium in short
  • 19-20 October 2021
  • on-line
  • theme sessions
  • publishing opportunities
  • no fee

Theme sessions in the Symposium 2021

Theme sessions are divided into nine BUP Themes. The panels will be held on-line using the Zoom software. 

Climate ChangeCoordinator: Aiste Balzekiene, Associate Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. 

Renewable Energy. Coordinator: Joakim Widén, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Sustainable Societies. Coordinator: Joakim Ekman, Professor, Södertörn University, Södertörn, Sweden. 

Sustainable Water Resources. Coordinator: Artur Magnuszewski, Associate Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland. 

Urban-Rural Development. Coordinator: Henner Busch, Postdoctorate, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Bio- and Circular Economy. Coordinators: Visvaldas Varžinskas, Associate Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, and Markus Will, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Germany.

Sustainable Tourism. Coordinator: Anette Oxenswärdh, PhD., Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Coordinator: Cecilia Lundberg, PhD. Project Coordinator at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

Sustainable Food Systems. Coordinators: Radovan Kasarda, Professor, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia, and Madeleine Granvik, Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Introduction to BUP Themes

Submit to present at the BUP Symposium 2021

Submission open between 22 March and 22 May 2021

Symposium 2021 publishing opportunities

Published outcomes of the BUP symposium will be the following:

  • Full papers in special issues in scientific journals with peer review. 
  • Book of Abstracts. A digital compilation of abstracts over presented research at the BUP Symposium 2021. It will reflect the abstracts from oral presentations held at the symposium and include contact information of the presenting person. 
  • Videos of presentations.
  • Scientific posters session.

Last modified: 2021-03-22