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BUP Finland holds the BUP Presidency in the autumn 2022

2022-09-05T07:29:14+00:00August 30th, 2022|News|

The BUP National Centra in Finland holds the BUP Precidency in the autumn 2022. The holder of the BUP Presidency is responsible for the content and arrangement of BUP's annual events. The precidency also includes promotion of the BUP in the own country, along with additional events and activities aimed at strengthening the programme in the country and the region as a whole. In the autumn 2022 the following activities are arranged by BUP Finland: - The BUP Teachers’ Course, that starts in September 2022. - The online course Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development (5 cr), starting in September [...]

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Invitation to attend the workshop “Ukraine Nature”

2022-08-29T13:04:15+00:00August 29th, 2022|News|

Dear colleague, You are hereby invited to attend a workshop that presents the project "Nature Conservation and Conflict in Ukraine: Determining War Damages to Nature Reserves in Ukraine", held online 13 September 2022. The Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is currently undertaking the project "Nature Conservation and Conflict in Ukraine: Determining War Damage to Nature Reserves in Ukraine" ("Ukraine Nature"). This is supported by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt). Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces in February 2022, the world's attention has focused [...]

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Support for Ukrainian scholars and scientists

2022-03-18T12:20:50+00:00March 18th, 2022|News|

Åbo Akademi University, where BUP Finland's National Centre is located, supports Ukrainian university students by offering them the possibility to study courses without fees. There are two different options: Supplementary studies for non-degree students or Open University courses. More information on the university's webpage Special arrangements for Ukrainian students. The coordinating secretariat at The Baltic University Programme have put together different initiatives in Europe and the rest of the world which aims to help scholars and scientists affected by the war in Ukraine. The Baltic Science Bridge is an initiative by the BUP Associate Secretariat at the Hamburg University of [...]

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BUP’s statement regarding the war in Ukraine

2022-03-07T14:31:21+00:00March 7th, 2022|For students, For teachers, News|

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 strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and offers our wholeheartedly support to those colleagues and students most affected by the war. The latest week the BUP board and the coordinating secretariat have waited for clear directives from Uppsala University and the Swedish government on how our cooperation within the BUP can continue. We had to get clear directives since the BUP is a government assignment at Uppsala University. The directives we [...]

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The webinar series ESD & Digitalisation is now available on Youtube

2022-02-23T09:53:08+00:00February 23rd, 2022|News, Research|

The webinar series ESD & Digitalisation: Implications of Digital Technology for Education Policy and Practice is now as a whole available on Youtube. The series consists of four presentations related to digitalisation and education. Yash Chawla, assistant Professor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland: “Predictors and Outcomes of Individual Knowledge on Early-Stage Pandemic: Social Media, Information Credibility, Public Opinion, and Behaviour in a Large-Scale Global Study”. Shepherd Urenje, Specialist at SWEDESD, Uppsala University, Sweden: “Smart Phones, Gorillas and Armed Conflicts”. Jukka Manner, Professor, Aalto University, Finland: “Sustainable or Negative ICT? The Impact of ICT in Respect of Energy and [...]

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Become a BUP Student Ambassador for the spring 2022

2022-01-18T08:58:10+00:00January 18th, 2022|For students, News|

The BUP Coordinating Secretariat calls for students and PhD students at BUP Participating Universities, who are interested in becoming Student Ambassadors during the spring term of 2022. The role of Student Ambassadors is to cooperate with the Participating Universities to serve as a contact person between their home university and its students and the BUP Coordinating Secretariat in Uppsala as well as the National Centra, in Finland at Åbo Akademi University. For more information about the task, value, schedule and applying, please see BUP's web page.

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BUP Finland 2021 in retrospect

2021-12-23T08:16:59+00:00December 23rd, 2021|News|

In 2021 The Baltic University Programme has celebrated 30 years, 1991–2021. Almost all activities during the year have taken place online, but a clear focus has been to pay attention to the history, besides developing new activities. The webinar series “Space Bridge 2.0”, where all the national centers within BUP have hosted one session each throughout the year, is a part of the celebration year. BUP Finland hosted the September Space Bridge using the Timeout method on the topic What Does Social Sustainability Means to You?. The on line-session can be watched on Youtube. Also the whole webinar series is available [...]

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Webinar series: ESD & Digitalisation: Implications of Digital Technology for Education Policy and Practice

2021-12-10T11:49:32+00:00October 5th, 2021|Courses for teachers, Events, News|

Which are the opportunities that COVID-19 brings for reform and innovation in education? Do we also see opposite implications? Baltic University Programme (BUP) is organizing a webinar series where these topics are discussed. The main target group for the webinar series is teachers in higher education, especially within the BUP, however the webinars are open for everyone interested. Each webinar is arranged at 14–15 CET. The programme 16 November 2021: Yash Chawla, assistant Professor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland: “Predictors and Outcomes of Individual Knowledge on Early-Stage Pandemic: Social Media, Information Credibility, Public Opinion, and Behaviour in a [...]

BUP 30 – how it all started

2021-12-10T05:41:08+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 [...]

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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 [...]

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