Master Thesis Training 2023

The Master Thesis Training is an opportunity for master students to get supervision from an expert from a BUP participating university. Moreover, it will provide an opportunity to get feedback from other students in the region, build connections with other students, and become better acquainted with other academic perspectives in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment. This training offers an interdisciplinary learning experience, with sustainability as a shared concept.

The BUP will admit master students from different disciplines, universities and nationalities. The students should be working with their master thesis during the spring semester of 2023. The content of the master thesis should be related to sustainability in a Baltic Sea Region context.

The students that participated during the Master Thesis Training 2022 gave the event a 9/10 overall rating and all students thought that the event was helpful in terms of improving their thesis. Read the full event report from the Master Thesis Training 2022.

A group of people standing on stone stair beneath large stone pillars
Some of the participants at the Master Thesis Training 2022 gathered outside Linneanum, an orangery from 1787, in the botanical gardens in Uppsala. Photo: Emma Stockvall Carlsson

Objective of the training

The objective is to give master students from the BUP member countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with a focus on sustainability in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context. In this way, students will also get the opportunity to become acquainted with other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.

This international training will enrich the students’ perspectives on sustainability with experiences and perspectives from other disciplines and other countries. The training will thus serve as a platform for a common understanding of regional challenges and possibilities and open avenues for future cooperation on these issues.


27 March – Travel day
28 March – Program
29 March – Program
30 March – Travel day

Quick info
  • 27 - 30 March 2023
  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • Open for Master students at BUP participating universities
  • Free of charge
  • Application deadline 31 January 2023
  • Hosted by The Baltic University Programme's Coordinating Secretariat

Application and practical information


Only students who are currently writing their master thesis related to sustainability in a Baltic Sea Region context and is enrolled at one of the BUP participating universities will be accepted. A list of current BUP participating universities on the BUP website.

The thesis topic should be related to at least one of the following BUP themes:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Energy Systems
  3. Sustainable Societies
  4. Sustainable Water Resources
  5. Urban-Rural Development
  6. Sustainable Mobility
  7. Circular Economy
  8. Sustainable Tourism
  9. Education for Sustainable Development
  10. Sustainable Food Systems

A description about the BUP themes.

After the application deadline, a selection of students will be made. The selection will be made based on written motivations from the students and to get a mix of the 10 BUP themes. 

How to apply and required documents

You apply to our event by filling in the form linked below. Remember to include a one-page summary of the master thesis (title, affiliation, name of supervisor, short description of the work included). Please observe that the one-page summary should be attached directly to the online application form.

The application deadline was 31 January 2023.

Ukrainian students

Due to the war in Ukraine we will invite students from our participating universities in Ukraine to take part in the Master Thesis Training online. Ukrainian students that partake online will get to present their thesis to other students within the same field as well as receive feedback on their thesis from an expert from another BUP participating university. Of course, if possible, Ukrainian students are welcome to join the event in-person in Uppsala, however, the BUP recognises that this may not be possible for all. If this is applicable to you, please complete the sign-up form as usual, and if accepted to the event, the organisers will be in touch with more information and to confirm details.

Each student will get support with their thesis from a supervisor.

Photo: Emma Stockvall Carlsson

Practical information

The conference is free of charge for master students from BUP participating universities and all costs of accommodation, food, and local transportation will be covered by the BUP Coordinating Secretariat. All students must however cover all travel costs to and from Uppsala, Sweden, themselves. If you get selected to participate in the training, make sure to check that your passport, documents, visa, etc. are valid for the trip.

Last modified: 2023-04-13