Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus covid-19, BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 will be POSTPONED to August 2021. More information about application deadline and other details coming up later on. 

The plan was for the course to start in Mariehamn, Åland Islands, on the sailing vessel, the galeas Albanus, and arrive in Visby, Gotland to connect to the BUP Symposium 2020 in Visby. Also the BUP Symposium is postponed!


BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 – Sustainability Applied in International Teaching and Learning

Are you active and open minded, inspired for a new experience and adventure? SAIL combines teaching and learning in an unconventional way with a social challenge in the middle of the Baltic Sea. SAIL for Teachers is an annual course conducted on board a sailing vessel. This time, the course is arranged on the galeas Albanus from Mariehamn and connects to the BUP Symposium 2020 in Visby.


The overall focus of the course is Education for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030. The Sustainable Development Goal no 4.7 has a key role: sharing knowledge and experiences, critical thinking, problem solving, personal competence, and especially cooperation and collaboration. You are an important part of the content of the course and your participation demand an active involvement: both in the scientific and educational programme, but also in the practical work on board.


 The course starts in Mariehamn, at the Åland Islands, Finland on Tuesday 18 August 2020.
 Arrival in Visby on the island Gotland, Sweden on Sunday 23 August, on time for the BUP Symposium 2020.

Target group

University teachers, researchers and PhD candidates with a strong background within the field of sustainable development (see the themes below). Those who will participate in the BUP Symposium part 2 (25-26.8.2020) in Visby and have an accepted oral presentation or a poster will be first prioritized. Secondly, participants from the BUP member universities are in favor. Applicants from universities and polytechnics outside the BUP are also welcome in case of availability.


The course is free of charge for participants from BUP member universities, and includes the costs for accommodation and food on board Albanus. For participants from non-member universities, the course fee is EUR 800 per person. Please note that all participants cover the travel costs to Åland and from Gotland themselves.

Application deadline

The deadline for the application is 4 May 2020.

More information

For detailed information and application form, please see BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 (pdf).

BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 flyer (pdf).