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BUP Finland 2022 in retrospect

2022-12-28T10:54:31+00:00December 28th, 2022|Events, News|

The year 2022 has been turbulent for the whole Baltic University Programme (BUP) cooperation, due to Russia’s offensive war in Ukraine. The situation has a direct and concrete impact on BUP with 17 member universities in Ukraine. The BUP coordinating secretariate reacted immediately and according to the directives from Uppsala University. The result was that the cooperation within BUP can continue, but the member countries diminished from twelve to ten (no member universities from Russia and Belarus). BUP Finland at the BUP Rectors’ Conference in Uppsala, September 2022. From the left: Cecilia Lundberg, Annina Kainu, Sinikka Suomalainen, Tapio Salmi, [...]

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Now on Youtube: Sustainable foot- and handprints at the Finnish BUP universities

2022-11-23T08:28:17+00:00October 21st, 2022|Events, News|

The online seminar “Sustainable foot- and handprints at the Finnish BUP universities" that took place on November 17, 2022, at 10.00–12 EET (UTC+2) is now available on Youtube. The playlist with all recorded presentations. Programme:  Welcome Cecilia Lundberg, Centre Director, BUP Finland, Åbo Akademi University. University of Turku: Towards 2025 – Carbon Neutral and Sustainable Campus Life Jutta Mäkinen, Sustainable Development Specialist, University of Turku. Recording of Jutta Mäkinen's presentation on Youtube. Biodiversity Footprint Assessment in Organizations: Case JYU Sami El Geneidy, Doctoral Researcher in Corporate Environmental Management from the University of Jyväskylä. Recording of Sami El Geneidy's presentation on [...]

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Conference on how to make sustainable consumption and production possible

2022-10-10T06:46:37+00:00October 10th, 2022|Events, News, Research|

Institute of Environmental Engineering at Kaunas University of Technology in cooperation with BUP invites you to the 4th international conference “Sustainable Consumption and Production: How to Make it Possible”. The hybrid conference (online and on-place) takes place in KTU Santaka Valley, K. Baršausko str. 59 Kaunas, Lithuania on 10-11 of November 2022. Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 of October. The conference is free of charge for 30 participants from BUP participating universities. For other participants there is a 150 Euro full fee, 100 Euro for online participants and 50 Euro for students participating online. During [...]

BUP Finland holds the BUP Presidency in the autumn 2022

2022-10-21T07:02:09+00:00August 30th, 2022|News|

The BUP National Centre in Finland holds the BUP Presidency in the autumn 2022. The holder of the BUP Presidency is responsible for the content and arrangement of BUP's annual events. The presidency 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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