BUP Teachers Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Engaging higher education in local and global challenges
23-26 October 2016
The topics will be concentrated around the implications on climate change and on a general course content and learning methods in university education for the future we want. Climate change will evidently have consequences on all societal sectors, all over the world and therefore needs to be dealt with from multidimensional perspectives, supporting local and global solutions. The mitigation and adaptation will demand a broad set of actions: ranging from biodiversity and habitat protection to transforming of energy support systems, water and food support systems, production and consumption patterns, urban and rural planning to healthcare and security.
These forms of ESD training conferences have been arranged by the Finnish and Polish BUP-centres since 2004 and will this year be held in cooperation with SWEDESD
a Key Partner with UNESCO on the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.
The deadline for applications from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine is the 30th of August 2016, and 30th of September 2016 for all others. PLEASE NOTE: Kindly send a cc-copy of your application to
Please also note that we will celebrate BUP´s 25-year anniversary with a joint dinner on Monday evening.
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BUP students wanted, one students per country, for participation in the
Seventh Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
8 - 9 November 2016
The Baltic University Programme is invited to take part with a student group in the high level session (panel) on SDGs on the 9 November at 10:40-12:00 hosted by the Council of Baltic Sea States, CBSS. The student group is asked to provide one co-moderator for the session (together with Alan AtKisson, specialist in the SDGs), to elaborate questions to the audience, and to write a report. Panelists include Ministers, Vice Ministers, and high-level representatives from both the UN Secretariat in New York and EU Commission. The high-level session takes place at the main stage right after the Inspiration Session.
For further information please see the BUP web site.
The latest issue of the popular science journal Meddelanden från Åbo Akademi
(mfåa) has a number of articles from this year's SAIL for Teachers. The journal and the articles are all in Swedish. Under the heading Brigg över mörka vatten
(Brigg over Troubled Water) you may read these articles: Hållbar utveckling har vind i seglen
(Sustainable Development has Tailwinds), Det seglande universitetet
(The Sailing University) and, last but not least, Bland spyor och akademiker
(Among Vomit and Academics).
Text and photos are by Ari Nykvist who partcipated in this year's cruise from Stavanger across the North Sea to Antwerp.