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New BUP Initiative- Quality Assurance

2021-10-14

The BUP is pleased to announce the development of a platform into Quality Assurance (QA) at our participating universities. The BUP is looking to come into contact with those responsible for QA at our participating universities.

Quality Assurance as an issue, both internally and externally, has proliferated in recent years and ensuring the quality of education is becoming a key priority. In response to this, the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and Riga Technical University, alongside the BUP coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University are pleased to announce the beginning of our platform in Quality Assurance.

This platform has a clear purpose- to promote educational quality cultures, provide opportunities for sharing best practices amongst each other and to increase collaboration relating to quality issues. Higher Education Institutions and universities have an important role to play in promoting and improving quality issues for the benefit of staff, students and the wider society. This enables universities to tackle not only current challenges but also future ones for sustainability.

To begin, this platform will start with a survey by which we can gather information and current viewpoints on Quality Assurance at our universities. This will be an important first step and will allow identification of successes and areas that can be improved upon. From this, the BUP hope to develop a platform on Quality Assurance into a cohesive course or potential seminar series.

Much like other BUP projects, which focus on bringing together the knowledge of colleagues, this platform looks to contribute unique regional perspectives and ideas regarding Quality Assurance. The BUP truly believes, that the BUP can be a dynamic platform for sharing ideas, information and skills on this topic and that many fruitful discussions can be had. The BUP hopes that its participating universities will get involved in this platform.

Please do spread this information to colleagues working with Quality Assurance at your university. The BUP would like to get into contact with them and invite them to take part in this platform. Thanks to those who have already done so. If your university or institution of higher education is interested in becoming part of this platform or if you have any questions, please contact either emma.stockvall@balticuniv.uu.se or evan.goss@balticuniv.uu.se.

Call for applications for IFZO-Research Fellowship

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) has opened the call to award four research fellowships. They are looking for scholars at doctorial and postdoctoral level who are looking to support research abour transformations in the Baltic Sea region and would benefit from a period of residence in Griefswald. 

Logo of the IFZO in Griefswald

The application deadline is the 15 November 2021. The IFZO invites applicants from scholars who are willing to contribute to this programme as well as engage in an interdisciplinary manner with researchers from the wider Baltic Sea region. The IFZO accomodates seven research themes:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy
  • Security and International Relations
  • Regional Development and Rural Areas
  • New Nationalism 
  • Sustainability
  • Regional Land Use Dynamics

Applications are welcomes from those scholars who work on case studies with a strong connection to the Baltic Sea region or which follow a strong conceptual appraoch that can benefit the centre. There are a number of benefits to becoming an IFZO-Fellow which include time to research, access to an extensive network and a close research environment. 

Full details which include details of the fellowship duration and stipend, along with the guidelines and material necessary for application can be found below

Information PDF

Further information:

University of Greifswald, IFZO, Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, Bahnhofstrasse 51, 17487 Greifswald, Germany, ifzo@uni-greifswald.de 

Logo of the University of Greifswald

Last modified: 2021-10-07