BUP Teachers Conference: Engaging Higher Education in Local and Global Challenges

Baltic University ProgrammeBUP Teachers Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Engaging higher education in local and global challenges
23-26 October 2016
Rogów, Poland
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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Student Participation at the 7th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

Students at EUSBSR Annual ForumBUP students wanted, one students per country, for participation in the
Seventh Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Stockholm, Sweden
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.

BUP Newsletter no. 48

BUP Newsletter no. 48A new number of the BUP Newsletter is published. In this issue you may read about:
  • The Finnish Presidency in BUP
    by Paula Lindroos
  • Baltic Science Network - Setting the Scene
    by Paula Lindroos
  • University Educators for Sustainable Development, UE4SD - outcomes from a European project
    by Sinikka Suomalainen
  • GAP Conference: Bridging the Gap - Educators and Trainers
    by Christian Andersson and Sinikka Suomalainen
  • SAIL 2016 for University Teachers
    by Sinikka Suomalainen
...and much more. Download you own copy.

New Issue: Studia Periegetica

Studia Periegetica no1, vol 15, 2016Studia Periegetica no. 1, vol 15, 2016
This issue of Studia Periegetica, edited by Arnold Bernaciak, is entirely devoted to the matters of education for sustainable development. It particularly focuses on research, practical implementation and educational solutions in the area of education for sustainable development applied in the Baltic Sea Region. Authors of the papers take into account academic activities, public administration entities and companies located in this region. The papers were first presented during the BUP Teachers Conference in October 2015.

Brigg Over Troubled Water

Meddelanden från Åbo Akademi nr 6, 2016The 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.