- 4th international Scientific Conference “Contemporary challenges in tourism and recreation” 2021-07-02
- Job vacancies at the BUP Coordinating Secretariat 2021-06-24
- School for young scientists 2021-06-22
- New Participating University: Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping 2021-06-11
- New Participating University: Blekinge Institute of Technology 2021-06-03
- Newsletter #64 is now published 2021-05-06
- New BUP Student Representative 2021-05-06
- CALL FOR PAPERS: Understanding environmental change: Creating integrated knowledge of the Seas of Norden and Arctic 2021-05-06
- New Participating University: Higher School of Administration in Bielsko-Biala 2021-04-28
- New Participating University: Alfred Nobel University 2021-04-28
Space bridges seminars
Sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region
Welcome to us
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is a lively network of 95 universities located in 12 countries of the Baltic Sea Drainage Area. It started in 1991 as an enthusiastic effort to bridge the information divide left by the Iron Curtain and has been growing ever since. Thirty years of a fruitful cooperation later, the BUP and its mission can hardly be more topical: a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.
The BUP supports cooperation among researchers, teachers, and students from the Participating Universities, but extends as well to international offices and other university bodies. It also assists university leaderships in strategic issues related to internationalisation. As they share similar experiences and face similar challenges – global as well as specific to the region – the participants actively pool their knowledge and find innovative ways of promoting and implementing sustainability in their region.
The BUP supports research, cooperation and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a Baltic Sea Region context, to aid the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Academia and research community constitute a very important group of stakeholders who can strongly support the achievement of the SDGs. Whether it is at the global, regional or local level, universities can contribute in multiple ways. This is through knowledge generation, innovations, data, technical analysis, and above all through training the next generation of students in building a sustainable future.