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Newsletter #64 is now published
The BUP Newsletter, number 64 is now published! You can find it on our web page.
It has the following content:
-Celebration of The Baltic University Programme 30 years
-Welcome to the BUP Symposium 2021
-BUP project: Digital at home
-Kick-off session of the BUP Student Ambassador Programme
-New German National Centre Director
-Time for Reflection: Reunion Meeting for the BUP Teachers’ Courses
-Implementation of Sustainability at Universities - a BUP Webinar Series
-Space Bridges 2.0
-Digitalising the new Baltic University Programme’s climate change course
-New BUP Participating Universities
-The BUP map
-Research profiles for a thriving BUP network
-Have something to share?
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Understanding environmental change: Creating integrated knowledge of the Seas of Norden and Arctic
We are looking to gather an anthology, which has the objective to make room for cross- and interdisciplinary dialogues among researchers oriented to marine issues. The volume focuses on the production, interaction, and circulation of knowledge regarding open sea, archipelago and coastal areas. In this project we see research integration as the means of synthesizing different knowledge from various disciplinary and stakeholders’ viewpoints to examine the issues facing these seas in the Northern hemisphere. In addition to results or case studies produced through such dialogues, the ways disciplines have worked to integrate knowledge and methodologies are specifically of interest.
New Participating University: Higher School of Administration in Bielsko-Biala
The Higher School of Administration in Bielsko-Biala (Wyzsza Szkola Administracji w Bielsku-Bialej) is a higher education institution in Poland, founded in 1997. It was founded to meet the educational needs specific to the region. Today, the institution educate its students in administration and pedagogy and in 20 fields of postgraduate studies. The curriculum is adjusted to the actual needs of the labor market, meets the requirements for professional qualifications expected by employers and provides the student with the opportunity to choose their own scientific interest and career development path. Practice (workshops and work in groups) is a favored educational method. International cooperation and relations has become a top a priority.
New Participating University: Alfred Nobel University
Founded in 1993 as an innovative institution of higher education, Alfred Nobel University is today a private educational institution in Dnipro, Ukraine. It is committed to enhance innovative technologies in teaching. The university motto is ”Education for life, education through life”. Its mission is to create real academic and scientific values regarding contemporary economic and social development, European and global integration of Ukraine, provide students with knowledge and skills to ensure their mobility and competitiveness in the labor market in Ukraine and abroad. The university put a lot of effort in its quality systems and holds several international accreditations. One of its main events is the annual International Nobel Congress.
Invitation to 21st International Scientific Conference "Sakharov Readings 2021: Environmental Problems of the XXI Century"
The Belarusian State University invites colleagues to participate in the 21st International Scientific Conference "Sakharov Readings 2021: Environmental Problems of the XXI Century". The purpose of the Conference is to unite the efforts of leading scientists and practitioners, university professors, graduate students, undergraduates and students from different countries to assess the impact of technological progress on the environment and human as well as to develop measures to reduce the negative human impact on nature
New Participating University: Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport
We have the pleasure of welcoming a new Participaring University amongst our colleagues: Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Poland.
New Participating University: University of Gdansk
We have the pleasure of welcoming a new Participating University into the Programme: University of Gdanskin Poland.
New Participating University: Rzeszów University of Technology
We have the pleasure of welcoming a new Participating University: Rzeszów University of Technology in Poland.
ESSSR Cooperative Doctoral Programme on Sustainable Development Research
Training of PhD students is one of the essential steps in fosterig the cause of sustainable development. We are happy to announce the start of our “ESSSR Cooperative Doctoral Programme on Sustainable Development Research”!
EIT Food Innovator Fellowship 2021
EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is a programme aiming to enhance the human intellectual capital of the Food Sector and to prepare a new generation of “researchpreneurs”. Nurturing entrepreneurial talents is a key driver to boost competitiveness and long value creation of the Food Ecosystem.
Call for papers: Understanding environmental change
Understanding environmental change: Creating integrated knowledge of the Seas of Norden and Arctic. Editors are: Savitri Jetoo, Silja Laine, Otto Latva, Jaana Kouri and Anna Törnroos-Remes.
4th edition of the Global Food Venture Programme
The 4th edition of the Global Food Venture Programme, a special EIT Food entrepreneurship education offering to highly qualified PhD students from Europe. EIT Food is a European innovation initiative with a mission to educate the new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators to transform the food system onto a more sustainable and healthier path. Students from all disciplines are welcome.
Call for applications to the Pentti Malaska Futures Award
The University of Turku has opened the call for applications to the Pentti Malaska Futures Award on 5 March 2021. They are looking for research-based, visionary, and boundary-crossing solutions supporting the building of a more sustainable global future.
Digital at home - open project webinars
Internationalisation is one of the key priorities for many universities. Recently, integrated internationalisation is in focus discussing how to include relevant international dimension in courses and degree programmes and education in general. The importance of bringing internationalisation to the home became evident when mobility was limited by the Covid-19 restrictions. Within the project “Digital at Home”, The Baltic University Programme invite colleagues to participate in two webinars which will introduce and discuss possibilities to make digital education more international.
The BUP PhD Award 2021 is open for nomination
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) PhD Award for best thesis, supports high quality research promoting sustainable development in a Baltic Sea region context. The award is established in two research areas; Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering, as well as Social Sciences and Humanities.
Seminar for young scientists
Are you a young researcher at the beginning of your academic career with a focus on sustainable energy or are you doing your PhD on this topic? Are you located at a higher education institution in the Baltic Sea region? Do you have a solid scientific expertise/ background but would like to enhance your teaching skills because you have to fulfil a teaching obligation? If all of this applies to you, we would be pleased to welcome you to our 3-day networking and teaching seminar for young scientists on the theme of sustainable energy.
BUP internship announcement
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) support students in their first career steps. By welcoming students from the BUP participating Universities to apply for an internship at the Coordinating Secretariat, located at Uppsala University, Sweden. Today, 89 universities in the Baltic Sea Region participate in the Programme.
National meetings within the Programme
During the spring 2021, the BUP National Centres and the BUP Coordinating Secretariat will hold national online meetings together with the respective countries Participating Universities. Many of the contact persons at the Participating Universities are new and would benefit from information about the Programme.
Call for Student Ambassadors 2021
The BUP Coordinating Secretariat calls for students and PhD students at BUP participating Universities, who are interested in becoming Student Ambassadors 2021.
BUP is hiring students for digitalization project
We are now looking for students and PhD students at BUP participating Universities that would like to work extra on the side of their studies, digitalizing lectures and developing interactive online courses.
BUP PhD Thesis Award winners 2020
The announcement of the winners of the BUP PhD thesis award, has been published in the BUP Newsletter. There, we proudly presented the winners of the BUP PhD thesis award 2020. The winners of the PhD Awards receive a prize in the form of a diploma and a sum up to 500 Euro to cover travel costs and/or accommodation for attending a research conference. In addition, BUP will also cover travel costs and accommodation for presenting the research during one of the BUP events. Read their abstracts in our Research Notes Letter.
Winner in the category of Social Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Jolita Ceicyte, Department of Strategic Management, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Thesis: Implementing Responsible Innovation at the Firm Level
The PhD thesis by Jolita Ceicyte is entitled ”Implementing Responsible Innovation at the Firm Level” and presents research on implementation of the concept Responsible Innovation (RI). RI is aimed at mitigating possible negative consequences of innovation by considering ethical and societal concerns and including a wider range of firm’s stakeholders into the innovation implementation. Quantitative research was performed at the Medical Engineering company situated in the Baltic Sea Region. According to the evaluation committee the thesis meets the criteria of interdisciplinary approach, novelty, innovation and importance for sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.
Winner in the category of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Dr. Vladislavs Žavtkevics, Riga Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics, Institute of Aeronautics, Latvia
Thesis: Use of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA) for solving the tasks of ecological monitoring of sea aquatorium
The PhD thesis by Vladislavs Žavtkevics entitled “Use of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA) for solving the tasks of ecological monitoring of sea aquatorium” presents comprehensive research on development and application of the tools, devices and methods for monitoring the sea area to detect and control oil spills. Novelty elements of the thesis are confined in elaborating of the procedure for optimal flight route of remotely piloted aircraft which allows continuous monitoring of oil spills and development of technology and devices for taking water samples from sea aquatorium by RPA. The thesis meets the criteria for supporting of sustainable development delivering innovative, unmanned aerial platform and methodology for detecting and continuous monitoring of oil pollution of sea aquatorium.