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BUP 30 – how it all started

2021-09-17T14:22:11+00:00September 17th, 2021|Events, News|

30 years ago, the world was totally different. No one could imagine online meetings and even fax machines were not very common yet. At the same time many things are similar now, 30 years later. People still want to unite with neighbours around the Baltic Sea and to form networks in which to meet and share knowledge. Baltic University Programme celebrates 30 years 2021. If you read Swedish, there is an article available about how it all started, also explaining all these pictures: BUP-nätverket behövs lika mycket idag som för trettio år sedan. BUP’s history is presented in English on BUP's [...]

  • United hands.

Join Space Bridges 2.0 about social sustainability and experience the Timeout method

2021-09-10T13:56:09+00:00September 10th, 2021|Events, News|

6th session of the seminar series BUP Space Bridges 2.0 16.9.2021 at 14-16 CEST (15-17 EEST) Online  The 6th session of the seminar series BUP Space Bridges 2.0 will focus on social sustainability and why it matters to us. This interactive session will also present the Timeout method and offer each participant an opportunity to explore social sustainability in a Timeout discussion.   Laura Arikka, CEO of Timeout Foundation, will present the Timeout method and Annina Kainu and Cecilia Lundberg from Åbo Akademi University/BUP Finland will facilitate a Timeout dialogue on social sustainability.  Timeout is a method to have a constructive dialogue even when we do not agree on an issue. Timeout helps us to learn from the experiences of others, consider different [...]

  • decorative picture.

Conference: Ecosystems without borders

2021-09-06T07:37:51+00:00September 6th, 2021|Events, News|

The International Conference “Ecosystems without borders” is organized by Kaliningrad Technical University, as part of the implementation of the Year of Science and Technology. The Baltic University Programme support the conference : There are number of places reserved for the BUP colleagues free of charge with possibilities to publish the article afterwards. The conference takes place on 4-9 October 2021 in Kaliningrad. Formats (Online / In-Person). It is the second time the international conference “Ecosystems Without Borders - 2021" is arranged. It is designed to establish interaction and expand cooperation between researchers and exchange scientific and technical achievements in the [...]

  • young people demonstrating.

BUP student’s survey on sustainability

2021-09-06T07:19:56+00:00August 27th, 2021|For students, News|

Students at the BUP Participating universities! Grab the chance to speak your mind about your values and experiences on sustainability! The BUP student's survey wants to know your opinion about sustainability at universities and in society. Students have always been at the heart of social change, and we are witnessing an increasing number of student-led sustainability initiatives in society. But does the initiatives reach out to society and to the leaders? The link to the survey. Check here if you are not sure if your university is a BUP Participating university.

  • Very dry soil.

Workshop: Climate change adaptation in education

2021-09-06T07:20:20+00:00August 24th, 2021|Events, News|

In addition to mitigating the climate change, we need to learn how to adapt to its direct and indirect effects, which we are already experiencing.How should we teach adaptation? Welcome to a virtual workshop about climate change adaptation in education on September 16th 2021 at 12-15 (EEST, Helsinki). The event isorganized by the project “Climate resilience with Baltic Sea co-operation – Flood and Drought Risk Management”. We welcome persons familiar with the curricula of primary and secondary schools, colleges,vocational schools and universities from the Baltic Sea Region to participate. Register here! The purpose of the workshop is to discuss how [...]

  • cyanobacteria seen on the Baltic Sea.

Call for Papers: Understanding environmental change

2021-09-06T07:20:42+00:00June 15th, 2021|News, Research|

CALL FOR PAPERS Understanding environmental change: Creating integrated knowledge of the Seas of Norden and Arctic Editors: Savitri Jetoo, Silja Laine, Otto Latva, Jaana Kouri and Anna Törnroos-Remes. The current global environmental crisis can be traced to the relationship of humans with the environment. Problems such as land use changes, overfishing and eutrophication are further compounded by the effects of climate change. The sea and coastal areas are especially vulnerable to these stressors, which can be characterized as wicked problems. These wicked problems facing the seas of Norden and the Arctic, that is the Norwegian, Barents, Greenland and Iceland Seas [...]

  • Flooding.

Online event: How to make cities more resilient?

2021-05-13T09:56:59+00:00May 13th, 2021|Events, News|

The CASCADE project brings together civil protection specialists and climate change adaptation experts to build resilience in the Baltic Sea Region. The project aims to improve the capacity to understand, assess, and treat current and future climate change related risks on the local level, focusing on the particular conditions in the Baltic Sea Region. The project has now come to the point where it is time to present the results. Welcome to the online event How to make cities more resilient? – Results and recommendations from the CASCADE project. Time: Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at 10.00-13.00 (CET) Agenda: Risks related [...]

  • Photo collage.

Reunion of the BUP Teachers’ Courses 2017–2020

2021-03-31T12:35:32+00:00March 31st, 2021|For teachers, News|

The core of the teachers’ courses has been the work called The Change Project. I.e. reshape a currently existing course or study program towards the concepts of the Sustainable Development Goal #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The online reunion of the BUP Teachers’ Courses 2017–2020 arranged on March 23–24, 2021 gave a chance to share experiences and best practices with the BUP colleagues and on the same time inspire for future work and communication. We were happy to hear about the progress and challenges from 28 Change Projects, and will plan [...]

  • Bikes parked outside a modern apartment residential buiding.

The webinar series Implementing sustainability at universities available on youtube

2021-03-15T15:12:48+00:00March 15th, 2021|For teachers, News, Research|

The webinar series Implementing sustainability at universities is now finished – at least for the spring 2021. The four webinars discussed how we can implement sustainability at universities in respect of teaching, research and campus greening. The whole series can be watched on Baltic University Programme's youtube channel. The webinar series arranged by BUP Finland together with Baltic University Programme was popular, with ca a hundred participants in each webinar. There are plans on arranging more webinars in the autumn 2021 related to the same theme, education for sustainable development (ESD). The speakers where Arjen Wals, Professor Transformative Learning for [...]

  • Bookshelves in library.

The BUP Award 2021 is open for nomination

2021-03-09T09:29:58+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|

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, one award for each area: Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering. Social Sciences and Humanities. The Baltic University Programme PhD Award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be the most qualified PhD thesis, defended at any of the BUP Participating Universities. The thesis will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: inter-/multi disciplinary approach novelty (the quality of being new and unusual) [...]

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