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BUP Symposium 2022
The BUP announces the Symposium 2022 that will be held 8-9 November online via Zoom. Day 1 will feature oral presentations from researchers from BUP participating universities in the Baltic Sea Region. Day 2 will feature sessions that focuses on research matchmaking.
ESD Science Lab 2022 for BUP teachers
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) calls for applicants to an exciting research professional development opportunity for BUP teachers that are interested in publishing their most recent work in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
New Centre Director in Estonia
We welcome Tiina Elvisto, PhD, Associate Professor at Tallinn University as our new Centre Director in Estonia. Tiina has shared with us some thoughts about her new position as well as her history with The Baltic University Programme.
New Ukrainian colleague
This week the Coordinating Secretariat in Uppsala has welcomed our new colleague Lidiia Hryniv to the office. Lidiia is a Doctor of economic sciences and Professor of Ivan Franko Lviv National University.
Internship announcement for Ukrainian students
Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, The Baltic University Programme (BUP) wishes to aid one Ukrainian student by offering an internship during the spring and summer of 2022 at the Coordinating secretariat of the programme located at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Internship announcement for autumn 2022
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) would like to support students in their first career steps. Therefore, we wish to welcome students from the BUP participating universities to apply for an internship during the autumn of 2022 at the Coordinating secretariat of the programme located at Uppsala University, Sweden.
The BUP student conference 2022
The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University and Slovak University of Agriculture, can proudly present the BUP’s annual student conference 2022. This year, we are focusing on the topic Resilient food systems from a Baltic Sea Region perspective.
Call for applications to BUP workshop for PhD Students
The BUP workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” aims at strengthening collaboration and finding novel ways of interaction between PhD students from participating universities of The Baltic University Programme (BUP), in the name of supporting the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development. Last day to apply is 8 April 2022.
Support Ukrainian scientists abroad
The BUP Associate Secretariat at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, has started an initiative titled "Baltic Science Bridge". The idea is to provide support to Ukrainian scholars and scientists unable to work in the country due to the war, with an opportunity to live and perform some academic work in a Baltic Sea country which is not part of the conflict. All BUP member universities are invited to join and offer this extremely vital support.
Statement regarding the current war in Ukraine
This is to inform all BUP colleagues about the current situation for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) as an organisation in light of the war in Ukraine.
The BUP PhD Award 2022
The nomination for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) PhD Award 2022 is now open. The BUP supports high-quality research promoting sustainable development in a Baltic Sea region context. The award is established in two research areas: (1) Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering and (2) Social Sciences and Humanities.
Looking for teachers in Sustainable Tourism
Currently, the BUP is updating the course material focusin ondeveloping course modules connected to the BUP Themes. They are designed and will be offered as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This means that they are accessed independent of time and place, as a full self-paced learning distance courses.
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 organise 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.
Christmas letter from the BUP Director
The year 2021 and the 30th anniversary of the BUP is drawing to a close, as we approach the end of this year. What a year it has been at the BUP! With a new Strategy for 2021-2025 and the Action Plan 2021 fulfilled - and even with more tasks conducted than we promised - we can look back at 2021 and be proud of what have been achieved. This year has been an extraordinary year, with several new projects and platforms being under development which are about to be implemented.
Our Space Bridge 2.0 series has proved a worthy addition to the BUP calendar and has allowed us to present a range of interesting and uniquely regional perspectives on sustainability in the Baltic Sea region (BSR). No doubt our increasingly adept online skills as a result of the pandemic have boosted their success. The BUP Course Platform is under development as well as 15 online courses, related to the BUP 10 Themes and our team of E-tutors are supporting the transformation to online education. The students conference, PhD Training, PhD award, scientific Symposium, two special issues in scientific journals, Supervisor Collegium and the projects Climate Change curricula, Digital at home, Sustainability at BUP Universities and Quality Assurance have been running despite the Covid-situation. And the student representatives and their parliament are now more dynamic since we launched the BUP Student Ambassadors.
It is important to stress that the conducted as well as the upcoming planned projects are designed together with and for colleagues and students at our Participating Universities. The BUP is all about internationalisation in practice. One of the key issues in realising the practice, is the way we work and co-operate. The BUP working model stresses the importance of designing inter disciplinary and intercultural TEAMS of colleagues from the participating universities to work in co-operation. Colleagues from different disciplines and academic cultures contribute with their knowledge in developing courses, course material, running projects as well as conducting research - in CO-OPERATION.
Since four years back there is a steady trend that we increase the number of universities in the Programme, from 62 universities in 2017 to current 96. For 2021 we had 11 new universities who joined. For 2022 we already have some universities that have shown an interest to be a part of the Programme, it looks that we will probably pass 100 universities in near future. This proof the relevance of the Programme as well as the potential for development. I am convinced that the Programme is heading into the upcoming years strongly and will continue to be one of the biggest and most sustainable - over time - university co-operations in the world!
Now when 2021 turns to 2022 we are ready to evaluate, follow up, plan for new academic events and projects, we can mention three coming academic events: Rectors´ conference in September in Uppsala, Master Thesis Training in April in Riga and Science and Sail - summer school in July in Kaliningrad.
Thank you all for this wonderful year. It is an honor to work and collaborate with you colleagues and students. Thanks´ to: all participating universities, the Rectors and the colleagues being our contact persons, the National Centres and Centre Directors, the Associated Secretariats, the colleagues at the coordinating secretariat, and all active researchers, teachers and students engaged in different roles in projects and different academic events – the BUP exists because of your engagement.
As always, you as BUP colleagues and students are welcome to contribute with your ideas and knowledge in designing our common BUP future. The coordinating secretariat is eager to start collaborations for 2022!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Madeleine Granvik, Director, Associate Professor