The BUP Symposium 2022

The Symposium 2022 will be held 8 November online via Zoom.

The Symposium is a platform where the regional educational and research communities can get together and get to know their colleagues at participating universities of The Baltic University Programme (BUP). The Symposium is an arena where you can disseminate recent research and where new discussions and collaborations can begin. 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 focus on research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.

During the Symposium last year there was a focus on networking and collaboration which will be even more present during the Symposium 2022.

The Symposium will feature oral presentations from researchers from BUP participating universities in the Baltic Sea Region. The presentations will be sorted within the BUP themes. During the afternoon there will be a session that focuses on future research collaboration and projects. Those that attend will get to share new research and project ideas as well as search for new project partners. This will be an opportunity to establish new contacts in a related field in different countries and universities; internationalisation in practice.

A diagram with different colors portraying the 10 BUP themes

Symposium practicalities

The date of the BUP Symposium is 8 November 2022.

To make the Symposium accessible to as many colleagues as possible we will hold it as a virtual symposium. To participate in the Symposium, prior registration is required. Keynote speakers and research presentations will be organised as webinars.

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

See the timeline for participants and listeners at the Symposium.

Short information
  • Date: 8 November 2022
  • Time: 09:00-16:30 CEST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Setup: Theme sessions & future research
  • Outreach: Publishing opportunities
  • Fee: No charges


During the Symposium all presentations will be made in the same Zoom-room and in the program the presentations will be structured within one BUP theme at a time. Read more about the BUP themes.

During the day we will have two moderators: Farid Karimi, BUP theme coordinator for Energy Systems and Tatjana Tambovceva, BUP theme coordinator for Circular Economy.

The Keynote speech will be held by Professor Walter Leal, coordinator of the Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP) and one of the scientists on the Stanford University´s list of the world's top 2 percent scientists in 2021. The Keynote speech is titled "Advantages of Baltic Research Collaboration: research visibility and grants".


Read the program.

Symposium publishing opportunities

Full papers in special issues. Presenters will be invited to contribute with a full paper in the scientific journal Sustainability:

  • Special Issue "Challenges and Possibilities for Sustainable Development in a Baltic Sea Region context – Volume 2 ”. The BUP host this special issue and have the possibility to support about 5 of the best papers for free publication. Guest editors are Madeleine Granvik and Walter Leal. Read more about the Special Issue.

  • Special Issue "Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region". The BUP host this special issue and have the possibility to support about 5 of the best papers for free publication. Guest editors are Madeleine Granvik and Aistė Balžekienė. Read more about the Special Issue.

Book of Abstracts. A digital compilation of abstracts over presented research at the BUP Symposium 2022. It reflects the abstracts from oral presentations held at the Symposium and include contact information of the presenting person. 

Last modified: 2023-04-13