The BUP PhD Students Training 2023

BUP conference for students
As part of the Baltic universities program and in cooperation with the University of Ostrava, it is possible to participate in a student conference in Ostrava.
Conference for students of all levels who are interested in the topics:
- Good Health and Well-being
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Peace, Justice and Strong institutions
More info:
The application must be submitted by 29 October 2023
During the conference, all costs for food and accommodation are covered, travel expenses are not covered.
The BUP PhD Students Training 2023
  • Date: 22 November - 26 November
  • Location: Łódź University of Technology
  • Organiser: The Baltic University Programme (BUP)
  • Contact person: Ireneusz Zbicinski
The application deadline is 15 October 2023.

The BUP is pleased to announce the 10th BUP PhD Students Training which will take place 22-26 November at Łódź University of Technology in Poland. The training is a fantastic opportunity for PhD students from all over the Baltic Sea Region to come-together, network with each-other and become acquainted with other scholarly perspectives, in a stimulating academic environment.

The event will consist of a maximum of 30 students, that will be accompanied by an expert team of supervisors. The participants themselves will have different nationalities and academic backgrounds: engineering, social sciences, humanities, environmental sciences, and life sciences- all contributing to a stimulating interdisciplinary and intercultural atmosphere.

The training will be arranged in cooperation with the BUP National Centre in Poland and BUP's Associated Secretariat at Łódź University of Technology, coordinated by Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski.

The program of the training includes: lectures, workshops, students’ presentations of PhD work, and individual consultancies of PhD work with international experts.

The conference is free of charge for PhD students at BUP participating universities. This means that the BUP will cover accommodation, food, and local transport. The PhD Students Training will only accept students who have completed at least the first year of their studies.

New BUP MOOC course- Sustainable Food Systems in the Baltic Sea Region

New BUP MOOC course- Sustainable Food Systems in the Baltic Sea Region


The BUP Coordinating Secretariat are happy to announce that we have published our second massive open online course (MOOC) on the BUP Course Platform. The course Sustainable Food Systems in the Baltic Sea Region is now available as a self-paced and free of charge course.

All courses on the BUP Course Platform are developed by colleagues at BUP participating universities who work in the BUP working model, which means to work in inter disciplinary and intercultural teams of co-operation. Colleagues contribute with their knowledge and experiences in developing the course materials. This way of working offers opportunities to learn from each other and different perspectives as well as different academic cultures.

Sustainable Food Systems in the Baltic Sea Region is an introductory course on the history, social, economic, and ecological aspects of food production in the Baltic Sea Region. The course also focuses on future challenges, such as food security and climate change.

The course consists of four parts:

  1. The history of agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region
  2. Ecological, economic and social aspects of food systems
  3. The challenges of sustainable food systems - now and tomorrow
  4. Examples from the region

The courses on the BUP Course Platform can be accessed independent of time and place, as full distance courses. Students and teachers are able to take a course whenever, as a self-paced learning course.

If you are interested in looking at or participating in a BUP MOOC-course visit the website for the BUP Course Platform.

There are further opportunities with the material developed for each MOOC course. For example, there is the option to develop more advanced courses, and to give student credits by adding material, assignments, seminars etc. These initiatives must then be taken at each BUP participating university. In this case we will also be able to promote virtual exchange co-operations between BUP participating universities when running credit bearing courses.

The BUP Symposium 2021

The date of the BUP Symposium 2021 is 19-20 October 2021.

The aim of the Symposium 2021 is to be a platform where the regional educational and research communities can get together and get to know each other better as colleagues at Participating Universities of The Baltic University Programme. It is an opportunity to disseminate recent research and learn about new knowledge. The Symposium is an arena where new discussions and collaborations can begin. We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. We focus on research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.

Theme sessions are divided into nine BUP Themes: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Societies, Sustainable Water Resources, Urban-Rural Development, Bio- and Circular Economy, Sustainable Tourism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Food Systems, which is coordinated by Radovan Kasarda, Professor, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia and Madeleine Granvik, Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden.

There is no fee, but you have to register at

Scientific conference of PhD Students


The Centrum Balticum Foundation organises the 13th annual Baltic Sea Forum of Finland in Turku on the 15th of June. This year the forum deals with the geopolitics, the internal security and the forest industry.

You may find the program here:

 All the persons mentioned in the programme have confirmed their participation.

 The participation is free of charge, but one needs to register in advance. If you wish to secure your place in the event, I advise you to register at your earliest convenience. The direct link to the registration form can be found below:

 In addition to the Baltic Sea Forum of Finland, the City of Turku organises the annual forum of the EU's Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region on 16-17th of June. You may obtain more information on this event from the link below:

 On the behalf of the Centrum Balticum Foundation, I welcome you to Turku,

 Kari Liuhto


Professor, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland

Director, Pan-European Institute,

Director, Centrum Balticum,


Personal research portal,


Tel. +358-400-88 66 26


The Baltic University Programme’s PhD Award 2020

The Baltic University Programme’s PhD Award 2020


Awarding of the best dissertation that supports high-quality research in sustainable development.

Instructors, nominate your PhD. students!


Find important information HERE 



Get your Baltic University Programme MOBILITY GRANT for young researchers!

The purpose of the mobility grant is the development and deepening of the cooperation between young researchers in the European Union in the Baltic region.

Grant will be used to support research activities of young researchers from universities in the Baltic region which would concentrate on the sustainable development



"Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and Agriculture" – Call for Papers

The journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, Impact Factor 2.592) is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and Agriculture". We would kindly invite you to contribute a paper to this special issue:
Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed.

The submission deadline is 31 May 2020. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted).   For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (




Dear all,

The Baltic University Programme's main aim is to support building strong regional educational and research communities. As a part of this, we are arranging a scientific symposium in Visby, 24-28 August, 2020. This is:

  • an opportunity to meet colleagues
  • an arena where to discuss research
  • an opportunity to disseminate and take part of new knowledge
  • an opportunity to get published and spread research in the BUP

Please visit our web site for the BUP SYMPOSIUM 2020

There are in total three parts of the BUP Symposium:

  1. Parallel BUP events Monday 24th August (free of charge for colleagues from BUP Member Universities)

  2. BUP Research Forum - Research and Innovation for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region Tuesday 25th August - Wednesday 26th August (free of charge for colleagues from BUP Member Universities) This scientific conference will stress the following different themes that will have their own sessions at the conference: Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Water Resources, Urban-Rural Development, Sustainable Mobility, Circular Economy, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Societies. You may submit an abstract for the theme sessions at the BUPSYMPOSIUM2020 via the web site. At this stage, we invite you to submit an abstract ( for any of the nine theme sessions. In December we will open the registration for part one and two of the symposium.

  3. 5th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2020) Thursday 27th August - Friday 28th August
    The symposium is entitled: "Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals", and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field. Colleagues from BUP Member Universities are welcome to apply to Lyudmyla Babak at the BUP Coordinating Secretariat, if you are interested in having one of the 20 places with reduced conference fee of Euro 150. The fee includes free lunches and coffee breaks on 27th-28th August 2020 and a free on-line copy of the publication „Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, to be made available to the authors who contributed to it.

We hope to see you in Visby;

The BUP Coordinating Secretariat, Uppsala University

First Volume of the "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development

First Volume of the "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development"

Goals: Transforming the World We Want" launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair
on 16th October 2019
The "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want", is the largest editorial project on matters related to
sustainable development ever undertaken. It is being produced by the World Sustainable Development Research and
Transfer Centre, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the European School of Sustainability Science and Research the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and is being published by Springer, as part of the award-winning "World Sustainability Series":
The Encyclopedia encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the
17 SDGs. We plan 100 articles per volume, or 1.700 entries in total.
We are pleased to announce that the first volume has been published, and will be launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, to be held
on 16th-20th October 2019. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world:
The first volume published refers to SDG 3 (Good Health and Well Being), and bears the same title. Nearly 200
authors have contributed to this volume, which makes it a significant
contribution towards illustrating the connections between health, well being and
sustainable development. The details can be seen at:
More information  on the Encyclopedia and on the forthcoming volumes can be seen at:
Colleagues from the Baltic Sea Region, who wish to contribute to this high profile project, should send an expression of interest to one of following deputy editors:
Dr. Anabela Marisa Azul <> for SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15
Dr. Luciana Brandli <> for SDGs 7, 9, 11, 12
Dr. Pinar Ozuyar <> for SDGs 1, 4, 10, 16
Dr. Tony Wall <> for SDGs 2, 3, 8, 5, 17


Workshop in Zakopane, Poland (10 - 13 June 2019)

The Baltic University Programme, the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and the Tatra National Park have a great pleasure to welcome to the 2nd International Hydrological Workshop Sustainable water resources management in high mountains in the Baltic Sea Region.

Date: 10 - 13 June 2019

Place: Zakopane, Poland (Polish Tatra Mountains) 

Participation in the workshop gives an opportunity to get 3 ECTS and diploma signed by three partners: the Director of the Baltic University Programme, the Rector of the Jagiellonian University, and the Director of the Tatra National Park.

You can find more information at the workshop website and attached file.

In case of further questions, please contact Joanna Pociask-Karteczka (joanna.pociask, Jagiellonian University) or Lyudmyla Babak (, the Baltic University Programme).


Visiting Professorship Maria Curie Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin

More information HERE

Call for Papers

Universities and Climate Change: Understanding and managing the extreme impacts of climate change, Warsaw, Poland 4th - 5th July 2019 (Deadline 20.12.2018)

International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research on Climate Change and mitigation of its impacts. The conference is organized by the University of Warsaw, Poland and HAW Hamburg, Germany under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information and Research Program (ICCIRP). The outcome of the conference will be a reviewed publication in the Springer Publishing House, part of a series of publications on climate change.


EduBUP project

DEADLINE 10.12.2018

Invitation to participate in the EduBUP project, which focuses on the personal development of university teachers in the programme countries of the BUP. A series of workshops is aimed on transforming education in the sense of sustainable principles and implementing education for sustainable development by changing curricula and teaching and learning methods. The project focuses on pedagogical principles and their integration into the teaching process.

For SUA teachers, accommodation and meals are fully covered by BUP Centre. 

More information on project HERE