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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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Online course in ESD

2022-06-29T13:13:00+00:00June 29th, 2022|Courses for students, Courses for teachers|

Welcome to the online course: Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development (5 cr). The course is for students and educators who want to: • Understand ESD and how it broadens the holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of sustainability. • Understand how competencies like critical thinking, future scenarios skills and collaborative decision-making are promoted by ESD. • Understand the role of ESD in both formal and informal learning. • Get an insight of the state of ESD at the own university. Time: 20 September–9 December 2022. Teachers: Cecilia Lundberg & Annina Kainu, Åbo Akademi University. Registration opens: 8 August 2022. Deadline for [...]

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The BUP Teachers’ Course starts in September 2022

2022-08-10T12:09:29+00:00May 31st, 2022|Courses for teachers, For teachers|

BUP Teachers’ Course, workshop in Lviv, Ukraine in March 2020. The BUP Teachers’ Course will be arranged again starting in the autumn 2022. The aim is to better integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the teaching, courses and study programmes in higher education. The emphasis is on teaching methodology by e-learning and two workshops. The course also includes a project part and a possibility to publish the result of the project in a peer review journal. The application deadline has been extended to 1 September 2022.  Course duration in total: September 2022–March 2023. This includes two workshops: 11–13.10 [...]

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The BUP Teachers’ Day – online in April

2022-03-23T08:37:53+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Events, For teachers|

Welcome to join The BUP Teachers’ Day! Date: April 27, 2022. Time: 13–16 CET (= 14–17 EET). Location: e-event on Zoom. Open for all teachers in BUP! The BUP Teachers’ Day will be an afternoon filled with new inspiration, chance for sharing experience and best practice, and a perfect opportunity to get in touch with old friends and new contacts among the diverse community of teachers in higher education within the BUP. Program: 13.00                  Welcome and get together. 13.30                  “From a BUP course to Advancing ESD: Assessing UNESCOs Critical Key Competences”. Alice Annelin & Gert-Olof Boström, Umeå University, Sweden. [...]

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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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