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BUP Course Platform kick-off
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat is very happy to invite all to a kick-off meeting for the BUP Course Platform to be held on Monday 16 October at 14:00 (CEST). At the meeting you can learn more about our courses that are created as free massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are unique in that they focus on sustainability in a Baltic Sea Region context.
Research Notes Letter vol. 6, issue 1
We present the Research Notes Letter vol. 6, issue 1 that includes abstracts on some of the most recent publications concerning the Baltic Sea Region and our ten BUP themes. This issue contains 14 scientific abstracts on current research conducted at BUP participating universities.
RESCUU networking workshop
The BUP calls for colleagues to join this networking workshop that will be dedicated to the update of the ongoing research on assessing the consequences the Russian military aggression on Ukraine’s environment. The second session will be in the form of the networking event.
Applications open for PhD Students Training
The BUP is pleased to announce the 10th BUP PhD Students Training which will take place 22-26 November at Łódź University of Technology in Poland. The training is a fantastic opportunity for PhD students from all over the Baltic Sea Region to come-together, network with each-other and become acquainted with other scholarly perspectives, in a stimulating academic environment.
Winner of the BUP Mobility Grant 2023
We are happy to announce that Tamari Mumladze from Kaunas University of Technology and the project "Sustainable Technical Solutions for Plastic Waste Management during Activities Controlled by Municipalities (TechPlastControll)" has won the BUP Mobility Grant 2023. The project aims to address the challenges of plastic waste management and pollution reduction in the municipalities of the Baltic States' big cities.
New BUP Student Representative elected
The students attenting the Student Conference have elected a new BUP Student Representative. There were four candidates and after the closed voting the participating students elected Niumi Dissanayake from Riga Technical University in Latvia as the new Student Representative.
Applications open for Research Networking Workshop
For this workshop, our Ukrainian colleagues call for teachers and scholars from other countries to support with research methods as well as introduce the topics of ecological damage, environmental restoration, and post-disaster recovery of Ukraine into educational programs as more specialists will be needed after the end of the war.
Welcome to apply to the BUP Teachers’ Course
The BUP Associated Secretariat in Finland proudly announces the BUP Teachers’ Course 2023–2024! The course aims to improve the implementation of Agenda 2030, especially Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), in the learning methods in Higher Education.
Apply to become a BUP intern during autumn 2023
The Baltic University Programme's Coordinating Secretariat now welcome applications for the position as an intern during autumn 2023. The intern will assist the Secretariat with coordinating projects and organising conferences and trainings for researchers, teachers and students.
Call for application for PhD students to attend the BUP Science and Sail
The BUP now opens the applications for a limited number of PhD students to join the Science and Sail. Accepted PhD students will have a unique opportunity to take part in the full program, along with the students, while also practicing their teaching and mentoring skills. Each PhD student will be assigned to support a group of 8 international students and supporting them in contextualising the work.
The BUP welcomes applications for the position of Student Ambassador
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat calls for students and PhD students at BUP participating universities, who are interested in becoming Student Ambassadors during the autumn term of 2023. As a Student Ambassador, you work in an international context to promote and develop the BUP.
The Baltic University Programme sets sail again!
After three years break due to the COVID-19 pandemic and war in the region, the BUP summer school for students is now returning and we are happy to invite students to the BUP Science and Sail 2023 that takes place 3-9 July in Klaipėda, Lithuania.
BUP Teachers’ Day 2023
This online session that takes place on 18 April 2023 focuses on inner sustainability as a vital part of sustainability education in contemporary higher education. We welcome all teachers within the BUP!
BUP Student Conference 2023
We proudly announce the BUP Student Conference 2023! This year, the conference will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, and the topic is Sustainable production and consumption: A circular economy perspective. The four-day conference is free of charge and applications are open for students at BUP participating universities. A maximum of 80 students will be selected to take part.
BUP Mobility Grant 2023
The aim with the BUP Mobility Grant is to develop and strengthen the cooperation among young researchers in the Baltic Sea Region by covering travel and accommodation for a research project. The awarded maximum is a total value of 3000 Euros.
Nominate for the BUP PhD Award 2023
The BUP PhD Award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be the most qualified PhD work defended at any of the BUP participating universities. The winners will receive a prize in the form of a diploma and support up to a maximum of 1000€ for either attending a scientific conference or publishing in a peer-review scientific journal.
Workshop to introduce the Supervisor Collegium
For some years now, the BUP has hosted a Supervisor Collegium where those colleagues interested in supervision can register themselves to be contacted regarding supervision. The BUP is now delighted to invite colleagues that are interested in this to an initial workshop which will introduce the project and allow individual contributions.
BUP welcomes record number of Student Ambassadors
This spring semester the BUP will be joined by the largest group of Student Ambassadors so far. The number of Student Ambassadors is now 26 and they represent 14 BUP participating universities.
Secretariat welcomes new intern
During spring 2023 the BUP Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University will be joined by an intern. During the semester Brian Kipruto, studying the Master's Programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University, will be supporting the team where most needed.
New BUP MOOC-course
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat are happy to announce that we have published our second massive open online course (MOOC) on the BUP Course Platform. The course Sustainable Food Systems in the Baltic Sea Region is now available as a self-paced and free of charge course.
BUP Sustainability Report
We are pleased to announce that the BUP Student Ambassadors, as a part of the project Sustainability at participating universities have created a Sustainability Report. This report contains enlightening moments and ideas about sustainability at the students universities and how the Student Ambassadors are being inspired and motivated.
Research Notes Letter vol. 5, issue 2
We present Research Notes Letter vol. 5, issue 1. This publication includes abstracts on some of the most recent publications concerning the Baltic Sea Region and our ten BUP themes. This issue of the Research Notes Letter contains 15 scientific abstracts on current research conducted at the BUP participating universities.
Call for applications to the BUP Master Thesis Training
The Master Thesis Training is an opportunity for master students to get supervision from an expert from a BUP participating university. This training offers an interdisciplinary learning experience, with sustainability as a shared concept.
New Centre Director Czech Republic
We welcome Ivana Adamiková, M.Sc, Director of the Center for international cooperation at University of Ostrava as our new Centre Director in Czech Republic. Ivana has shared with us some thoughts about her new position as well as her past experiences that can benefit her work.
The BUP book Celebration of three decades is now available
In 2021, The Baltic University Programme celebrated its 30-year anniversary. To mark this occation the BUP Coordinating Secretariat, with the help of students and scholars, have created the book Celebration of three decades.
The BUP PhD Award 2022 winners
We proudly presented the winners of the BUP PhD Award 2022: Ignė Stalmokaitė in the reserach area Social Sciences and Humanities and Krzysztof Piotrowski in the reserach area Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering. The winners receive a prize in the form of a diploma and support of up to a maximum of 1000 Euro for either attending a scientific conference or publishing in a peer-review scientific journal.
Application open for internship during spring 2023
The Baltic University Programme's Coordinating Secretariat now welcome applications for the position as intern during spring 2023. Offering internships is one way that the BUP strives towards supporting students in their first career steps.
First course on the BUP Course Platform
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat are happy to announce that we have now published our first massive open online course (MOOC) on the BUP Course Platform. The course Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region is now available as a self-paced and free of charge course.
International Tourism Congress ITC2022
The ITC2022 is organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, with financial support from the BUP. ITC2022 will be held on 17-19 November 2022 at University of Lodz.
Applications open for Student Ambassadors autumn 2022
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat calls for students and PhD students at BUP participating universities, who are interested in becoming Student Ambassadors during the autumn term of 2022. As a Student Ambassador, you are asked to promote BUP as an organisation and our events and activities among your fellow students and academic staff.
Research Notes Letter vol. 5, issue 1
We present Research Notes Letter vol. 5, issue 1. This publication includes abstracts on some of the most recent publications concerning the Baltic Sea Region and our ten BUP Themes. This issue of the Research Notes Letter contains 16 scientific abstracts on current research conducted at the BUP participating universities.
International conference “Sustainable Consumption and Production: How to Make it Possible”
Institute of Environmental Engineering at Kaunas University of Technology in cooperation with BUP invites you to the 4th international conference “Sustainable Consumption and Production: How to Make it Possible”. During the conference it is intended for researchers to examine the challenges arising when transforming economy and societies according to the European Green Deal roadmap.
BUP PhD Students Training 2022
The BUP announces the 2022 PhD Students Training that will take place 23-27 November 2022 at Lodz University of Technology, Poland. The participants will have different nationalities and academic backgrounds: Engineering, Social Sciences/Humanities and of Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences. The program of the training includes: lectures, workshops, students’ presentations of PhD work, individual consultancies of PhD work with international experts.
Applications open for BUP PhD workshop
The workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” aims at strengthening collaboration and find novel ways of interaction between PhD students from participating universities of The Baltic University Programme (BUP), in the name of supporting the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development. Deadline for applications is 22 August 2022.
BUP Annual Report 2021
In the 2021 Annual Report you can read more about our Space Bridges 2.0, the BUP Symposium 2021, the BUP course platform, the Digital at home project, the Student Ambassadors, the Secretariats and so much more.
New student representatives
During the BUP student conference the participating student made their voices heard and voted for two new student representatives for the the BUP international board. The students that were elected are Tereza Homolova from University of Ostrava and Seymur Ingilabli from University of Lodz. They have both shared with us their thoughts and aims with their new roles.
BUP Symposium 2022
The BUP announces the Symposium 2022 that will be held 8-9 November online via Zoom. Day 1 will feature oral presentations from researchers from BUP participating universities in the Baltic Sea Region. Day 2 will feature sessions that focuses on research matchmaking.
ESD Science Lab 2022 for BUP teachers
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) calls for applicants to an exciting research professional development opportunity for BUP teachers that are interested in publishing their most recent work in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
New Centre Director in Estonia
We welcome Tiina Elvisto, PhD, Associate Professor at Tallinn University as our new Centre Director in Estonia. Tiina has shared with us some thoughts about her new position as well as her history with The Baltic University Programme.
New Ukrainian colleague
This week the Coordinating Secretariat in Uppsala has welcomed our new colleague Lidiia Hryniv to the office. Lidiia is a Doctor of economic sciences and Professor of Ivan Franko Lviv National University.
Internship announcement for Ukrainian students
Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, The Baltic University Programme (BUP) wishes to aid one Ukrainian student by offering an internship during the spring and summer of 2022 at the Coordinating secretariat of the programme located at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Internship announcement for autumn 2022
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) would like to support students in their first career steps. Therefore, we wish to welcome students from the BUP participating universities to apply for an internship during the autumn of 2022 at the Coordinating secretariat of the programme located at Uppsala University, Sweden.
The BUP student conference 2022
The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University and Slovak University of Agriculture, can proudly present the BUP’s annual student conference 2022. This year, we are focusing on the topic Resilient food systems from a Baltic Sea Region perspective.
Support Ukrainian scientists abroad
The BUP Associate Secretariat at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, has started an initiative titled "Baltic Science Bridge". The idea is to provide support to Ukrainian scholars and scientists unable to work in the country due to the war, with an opportunity to live and perform some academic work in a Baltic Sea country which is not part of the conflict. All BUP member universities are invited to join and offer this extremely vital support.
Statement regarding the current war in Ukraine
This is to inform all BUP colleagues about the current situation for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) as an organisation in light of the war in Ukraine.
The BUP PhD Award 2022
The nomination for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) PhD Award 2022 is now open. The BUP supports high-quality research promoting sustainable development in a Baltic Sea region context. The award is established in two research areas: (1) Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering and (2) Social Sciences and Humanities.
Looking for teachers in Sustainable Tourism
Currently, the BUP is updating the course material focusing on developing course modules connected to the BUP Themes. They are designed and will be offered as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This means that they are accessed independent of time and place, as a full self-paced learning distance courses.
Support for young scholars
This year, we will support young scholars - PhD students, PhDs that have newly defended their thesis (max 2 years ago) and post doc. fellows - by inviting you to present your research at the BUP Symposium fall 2022 and give you the opportunity to publish a full paper in any of our special issues that BUP is the guest editor of.
Call for application to host a BUP event
This year BUP has an opportunity to give support to colleagues at BUP participating universities that are ready to host and organise a BUP academic event/activity that is of interest and relevance to sustainability and a Baltic Sea Region perspective, and that encourage interdisciplinary co-operations.
Announcing the BUP's Rector's conference 2022
This year the BUP and Uppsala University have the pleasure to welcome the Rectors of our participating universities to the 6th BUP Rectors Conference. This recurrent event is aimed to gather the rectors to discuss issues of strategic importance for the universities: Sustainability, Internationalisation and Quality Assurance.