The BUP 30 years
In 2021, The Baltic University Programme celebrated its 30 year anniversary. Since the start we have worked to enhance strong regional educational and research communities, and to foster the knowledge of our focus areas – which have sustainable development as their umbrella term – and of the Baltic Sea Region. All along, contributing to a greater sustainability of the Region has been our main goal.
The online events that were hosted and the material that was published highlight what has been achieved in terms of internationalisation in practice among participating universities in the Baltic Sea Region during the past 30 years.
One of the events was a series of “space bridge” events to commemorate the space bridges used in the early days of the BUP to interconnect university teachers, researchers, and students in the whole of the Region. The Space Bridges 2.0 is an updated version consisting of a chain of online seminars structured according to the BUP themes.
We have also created a the book Celebration of three decades in which BUP colleagues and students share their BUP stories describing important moments in the history of the Programme, fond memories of BUP events and colleagues and funny BUP anecdotes.
The celebration of the BUP anniversary had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. During the 6th BUP Rectors' Conference in September 2022 we finally got to host a celebration dinner at Uppsala Castle.