New BUP Student Representative
The BUP Student Parliament elected a new student representative to the BUP International Board. The Student Representative is Shima Vahedi from Kaunas University of Technology. She started her mandate period as Deputy Student Representative upon the election.
Each year, the National Centre that holds the BUP presidency organizes The Annual Student Conference. This year, it was the Slovak National Centre under the direction of Barbora Čakovská, that organised the conference as an on-line event. This way, the students from the BUP Participating Universities were offered a conference, in spite of the different restrictions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
This also meant that the Student Parliament was able to convene, as usual in connection to the Annual Student Conference. The parliamentary session is the chance for the BUP students to elect a new student representative. After the Student Parliament has elected a representative, the student becomes Deputy Student Representative for the first year of their mandate and then Students Representative for the second. The Students Representatives always work in pairs.
There are two Student Representatives on the BUP International Board so that students have their say in the direction the Programme takes. As the Student Parliament convenes during the Annual Student Conference and the conference during 2020 was cancelled, so the Student Parliament was cancelled as well. For the student representatives, this has meant yet another year in their respective positions. We are very grateful for the dedication and persistence of Student Representative Mirjam Weituschat from University of Greifswald in Germany who has held her mandate since 2018. The Deputy Student Representative Ellen Chkhitadze from Marii Curie Sklodowska University in Poland, was elected 2019.
The election of Shima Vahedi from Kaunas University of Technology as BUP Student Representative, means that we will thank Mirjam for her elongated mandate as Student Representative, welcome Ellen as Student Representative, and Shima as Deputy Student Representative. We look forward to future cooperation with all of them in their new roles.
News from 2022
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 organize 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.
New participating university: Zaporizhzhia National University
We are glad to announce that our programme is growing with new participating university, as Zaporizhzhia National University, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine joins the programme.