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New Participating University: Blekinge Institute of Technology

2021-06-03

The BUP has a new Participating University: Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). It is situated in Karlskrona, and has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability. BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation. 

Through international excellence, BTH contribute to digital and sustainable transformation. As an institute of technology, they feel a responsibility and a unique opportunity to contribute to both regional and national competitiveness and to global sustainability. The vision of BTH is "A better world through knowledge, competence and innovation in digitalisation and sustainability."

BTH Campus. Photo by: BTH

External engagement with wider society and the private sector contribute is important for BTH and is ensuring that  education and research maintain high quality and relevance. Being a small university there are short distances between students and teachers. BTH offers profession-oriented study programmes within the disciplinary fields of engineering and health focused on society’s future needs and challenges. The research at BTH is conducted in twelve different fields at two faculties. BTH conducts research focused on digitalisation and sustainability and is usually conducted in collaboration with industry and society. Both of BTH’s campuses are located by the sea. 

Call for applications for IFZO-Research Fellowship

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) has opened the call to award four research fellowships. They are looking for scholars at doctorial and postdoctoral level who are looking to support research abour transformations in the Baltic Sea region and would benefit from a period of residence in Griefswald. 

Logo of the IFZO in Griefswald

The application deadline is the 15 November 2021. The IFZO invites applicants from scholars who are willing to contribute to this programme as well as engage in an interdisciplinary manner with researchers from the wider Baltic Sea region. The IFZO accomodates seven research themes:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy
  • Security and International Relations
  • Regional Development and Rural Areas
  • New Nationalism 
  • Sustainability
  • Regional Land Use Dynamics

Applications are welcomes from those scholars who work on case studies with a strong connection to the Baltic Sea region or which follow a strong conceptual appraoch that can benefit the centre. There are a number of benefits to becoming an IFZO-Fellow which include time to research, access to an extensive network and a close research environment. 

Full details which include details of the fellowship duration and stipend, along with the guidelines and material necessary for application can be found below

Information PDF

Further information:

University of Greifswald, IFZO, Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, Bahnhofstrasse 51, 17487 Greifswald, Germany, ifzo@uni-greifswald.de 

Logo of the University of Greifswald

Last modified: 2021-10-07