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New Participating University: Pskov State University


The BUP secretariat in Uppsala, is very happy to announce that Pskov State University in Russia has become the newest member of our organisation. The university, which is situated in one of Russia’s oldest cities, is one of 33 regional flagship universities in Russia.

Research and teaching are among the main aims of Pskov State University. The university prioritises the relationship between innovative research and quality education. In 2021, there has been a strong research output. Featured projects include investigations into green and blue infrastructures in cities in Northern Eurasia,  the digital economy and environmental regionalisation in the Arctic. 

The university also has a vibrant co-curricular and cultural section.Pskov State logo Choirs, folklore groups and sport are all popular. Pskov State University also sends students to national forums regarding education, student affairs and the Baltic Sea Region. Volunteering is also prioritised. One example being students’ work with environmental projects such as the clean city initiative in Pskov. The secretariat heartily welcomes Pskov State University.

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: 2022-01-13