Baltic University Programme

The Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP)

The Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP) is a research and publications infra-structure whose aim is to support the Baltic University Programme members to foster their research activities and enhance their publications output and profile. BUPRaP operates in two main areas:

1. Research
BUPRaP gathers and makes available information on open calls for funding programmes, both from the European Union (e.g Horizon 2020, ERASMUS+, Europe-AID, INTERREG, etc.) and from other grant-awarding bodies such as CBSS, Foundations and other donors. Representatives from the member universities interested in particular calls may contact the BURaP team, and discuss their possible participation.

2. Publishing
BUPRaP coordinates publications on matters related to environment, sustainable development and climate change in referred journals. Preference is given to journals with impact factors, since the participant scientists may use them for the purposes of career development, and when applying for future research grants. In order to optimise its activities, BURaP will set-up and maintain a dedicated members list, so that it can be in close contact with the stakeholders interested in its activities.

How does it work?
BUPRaP works by means of a "pull and push" approach. By means of "push" it will contact its members and inform them about opportunities for research bids and publications, hence opening up an opportunity for their participation. By means of the "pull" approach, staff at member universities may contact the BUPRaP office to inform about their own plans, and have the search for suitable partners be supported by our team. Research teams (for project proposals) and authors´ teams (for scientific papers in journals) will be set-up based on their suitability and skills, and the submission work may be coordinated by the BURaP team in Hamburg. Details on specific inputs and of the responsibilities of the different scientists will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

The BUPRaP Office
BUPRaP is hosted by the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, which is also a BUP Associate Secretariat. The BUPRaP office works in close contact with the BUP team in Uppsala, with the other Associate Secretariats in Turku and Lodz, as well as with BUP National Centres. The office is coordinated by Professor Walter Leal and managed by Ms Jennifer Pohlmann.

Contact and further information
If you are interested to cooperate with BURaP and need further information, please contact the team in Hamburg.

The contact details are:
Jennifer Pohlmann
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management"
Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP)
Ulmenliet 20
D-21033 Hamburg Germany

Jennifer Pohlmann and Walter Leal
Jennifer Pohlmann and Walter Leal