Call for Students: SAIL Course for Students 2-16 September 2017

SAIL for Students 2017SAIL course for students 2-16 September 2017, Szczecin, Poland – Visby, Sweden – Edinburgh, Scotland
 
The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Learning) course is an undergraduate Baltic University Programme course conducted at sea on-board the tall ship Fryderyk Chopin. The SAIL course is based on the participating teachers’ areas of competences and experiences. This means that each year the SAIL course is different with focus on different thematic areas of sustainability, such as: Environment; Energy; Climate; Technology; Economy; Social science; Education, etc. The course will be prepared and run on board by an international group of teachers.
 
Please notice that students participating in this course will NOT receive any ECTS credits.
Students are to apply to their national BUP Center.

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Visby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education

Visby RecommendationsVisby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education
Agenda 2030: SDG 4.7
UNESCO GAP on ESD Action Area 3
 
This report presents recommendations on how education can advance the Agenda 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This entails advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by learning from and scaling the ESD initiatives that have been implemented worldwide during the UN Decade on ESD, 2005-2014. Overall, the recommendations include the development and implementation of ESD policies on different levels, as well as support structures for the implementation and follow up on such policies. The recommendations also include professional development in ESD on all levels in the formal education system, along with the development of standards that include ESD in accreditation of teacher education programs and certification of teachers. Moreover, the recommendations emphasize the need for a focus on how the relevance, meaningfulness and quality of existing subjects can be enhanced through the inclusion of ESD, rather than (or in addition to) separate ESD-courses.
 
 

BUP Students' Conference 2017

BUP Student Conference in Kyiv 2017BUP Students' Conference 2017
Baltic Region Collaboration in Agenda 2030 Implementation: My Contribution in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030
9 - 13 April, 2017
Moshchun Village, Ukraine
 
As a part of the Ukrainian presidency in the Baltic University Programme (BUP), the coordinating secretariat in Uppsala and our colleagues at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, have the pleasure to invite our students to the annual BUP Spring Students' Conference. The conference will take place in Moshchun Village (12 km from Kiev).
 
Please notice that during the conference, and in addition to an interesting program, the partcipants will have a unique possibility for a one day visit to the Chernobyl Disaster Zone. This to understand how to address technological and environmental safety challenges on the way to sustainability of human society. The visit is not easy to arrange and we hope that this part of the conference as well as visiting Kiev in spring time will be difficult to resist!
 
Students interested in the topic and coming from BUP member or participating universities are welcome to apply for participation in the conference. Students from BUP member universities will, however, be given priority. Please notice that all students applying should have a recommendation from the local BUP teacher, BUP contact person at the university, or the BUP national center.
 
The applications from Finland should be sent to the Finnish BUP Centre, , no later than 8 March 2017.
 
Please find below the Preliminary Program, Information for participants, and the Application Form.
 
 

Call for Teachers - SAIL for Teachers 2017

SAIL for Teachers 2017Call for Teachers to the Baltic University Programme SAIL for Teachers
10 - 17 June 2017
Lisbon, Portugal - Brest, France
Onboard the Polish sail training vessel “Fryderyk Chopin”.
 
About the course
The SAIL for Teachers is an annual course organized by the BUP Centre for Finland at Åbo Akademi University and the Baltic University Programme secretariat at Uppsala University, conducted on-board the Tall Ship Fryderyk Chopin. The aim of the course is to gather teachers within the Baltic University Programme network, but we also invite Teachers from other institutions – in case of available places – that are active and interested in sustainable development. The course is based on all participating teachers’ competencies and experiences - we count on your active influence on the content of the course programme and discussions on-board.
 
There are 30 places available on the course. Teachers from different countries, cultures, universities, and disciplines will meet and exchange knowledge, share experiences, learn and teach, develop their competencies, work together, sail the ship, and experience theirs’ life’s adventure. This year we will sail across the Biscay, far from stress, internet and telephone connection. This environment cannot fail to inspire and empower!
 
Applications should be sent to the BUP Secretariat/Maria Hejna no later than March 24, 2017.
 

BUP Newsletter no. 50

BUP Newsletter, February 2017A new number of the BUP Newsletter is published. In this issue you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Madeleine Granvik
  • Innovative Educational Space
    by Nadiya Kostyuchenko and Denys Smolennikov
  • UNFU, BUP and Sustainability
    by Alexander Adamovsky
  • 1st Prize BUP PhD Award: Sustainability for Human Resource Management
    by  Živilė Stankevičiūtė
  • 2nd Prize BUP PhD Award: Advanced Biorefinery Concepts Integrated to Chemical Pulping
    by Joni Lehto
  • Research Cooperation and Mobility
    by Paula Lindroos
...and much more. Download your own copy.