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