BUP for PhD Students
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 member universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme according to the following criteria: inter-/multi disciplinary approach, novelty, innovation, and value for promoting sustainable development. Any author that has defended his/her PhD thesis can be nominated. PhD thesis in all research fields, are welcome. Those having a focus on the Baltic Sea Region will be given priority in the assessment process.
The BUP PhD Award for 2016/17 was given to Dr. Iuliia Shvediuk (Ukrainian National Forestry University, Lviv and National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Rivne) for her dissertation “Evaluation of Economic Efficiency of Reforestation on Forest Sites: Maley Polissya Case Study”.
The BUP PhD Training is an annual event organized by the BUP Polish National Centre usually during one week in the autumn. The training program has its focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context, and is led by an international team of supervisors. The objective of the course is to give PhD students from the BUP network countries a possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems, and to receive response from an external mentor on their PhD thesis progress.
In 2017 the BUP PhD Training was organised for the fifth time by the BUP national centre in Poland.
The main aim with BUP Mobility Research Grant for Young Researchers is to develop and strengthen the co-operation among young researchers in the Baltic Sea Region. The grant is intended to support young scholars from BUP member universities who's research promote sustainable development. The grant winner will be invited to present the research at a BUP conference, as an opportunity to disseminate results, ideas and create intra-network co-operation.
The winner of the 2017 BUP Mobility Research Grant for Young Researchers is Eva Krēmere from University of Latvia, Riga, for her project:
Post-Soviet Countries public attitude toward Food-Water-Energy Nexus: case study of Baltic Countries.
Ms Krēmere will go to Uppsala University and the Programme for Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at the Department of Earth Sciences for two months in autumn 2018.