#bupfimember Åland University of Applied Sciences (Högskolan på Åland) is situated in the heart of the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland’s mainland, in the town of Mariehamn on the Åland Islands. It is a small university that offers degree programmes in Swedish in business administration, navigation, hospitality management, engineering (marine, renewable energy and automation, electrical and IT) and health and caring sciences for a total of 600 students. Also a large variety of university and other courses are offered to anyone through the Open University.
Högskolan på Åland leads or participates in a number of development projects, among others Åland Sailing Robots with the goal to accomplish a transatlantic crossing by a fully autonomous sailing boat. Robotic sailing has the potential to become a cost efficient and environmentally friendly alternative for marine research, surveillance and certain transports.
We say warmly welcome to Turku, Finland, even if we are meeting online, on 19-21 October 2020! Join the BUP ONLINE student delegation to the EU’s Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region. The conference is open for undergraduate and graduate students, and free of charge for students from BUP member universities. Deadline for applying: 11th of October 23.59 (CET)!
#bupfimember Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. At the core of Haaga-Helia’s societal impact is a close and active cooperation with the business community and partners, as well as extremely high employment rates of graduates. In 2018, Haaga-Helia joined the City of Helsinki’s “Ilmastokumppanit” and made a climate commitment to reduce the electricity consumption on campuses and increase the environmental awareness of the students and faculty. The electricity consumption has since then dropped by 8 per cent and Haaga-Helia has also drafted a PRME report (Principles for Responsible Management Education), which is reported to the UN every two years. In 2020 Haaga-Helia was accepted to climatecommitment.fi (ilmastositoumus.fi) and the major goal is to be carbon dioxide neutral by the year 2025.
The first confirmation.
BUP Finland will arrange a BUP student delegation to
EU's Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region - ONLINE
The Baltic University Programme invites students to take part in the Online Student Delegation to the EU´s Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region. Participants will have the chance to take part in both lectures, workshops and panel discussions organized by the BUP and the Annual Forum.
• 19-21 October
• Open for students from BUP member universities
#bupfimember Turku University of Applied Sciences, TUAS, a community of 10,000 members, is an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, with the aim to create international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills.
TUAS has over 30 different research groups that work to improve the welfare of the region, together with strong regional, national and international partner networks. For example, there are projects focusing on The Baltic Sea marine environment and the vulnerable aquatic ecosystems in the surrounding catchment area. In these projects, a strong focus has been put on using and testing new monitoring systems and applications, which allow continuous and automated data collection of seasonal and short-term changes and phenomena in the aquatic environment, which are difficult or impossible to observe using traditional sampling methodology.