UE4SD 2015 Madrid Events

Centro Cultural La Corrala, MadridThe annual general project meeting and related events will be held in Madrid on November 23 - 25th, 2015. The events include UE4SD Annual Meeting,Plaza Mayor de Madrid 06 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference, and CA Annual general meeting.
UE4SD Annual Meeting - November 23, 2015
This meeting will be attended by UE4SD partners only and will be focused on presenting key project outputs and outcomes as well as discussing the future developments of the project. In the morning, we will discuss and launch a publication and online platform of resources that includes best practice, information and materials from across the UE4SD consortium. In the afternoon, we will present future plans and discuss in small groups key strategies to enhance the quality of the project and improve our dissemination and exploitation plans. Small group discussions and breakout sessions as well as interactive activities have been planned in order to provide opportunities for partners to meet and interact with each other.
COPERNICUS Alliance Conference - November 24, 2015.
This year COPERNICUS Alliance Conference will focus on evaluation and assessment of higher education for sustainable development. The conference will include presentations from renowned keynote speakers and opportunities for colleagues to present their work and research. See also CA website.
CA Annual general meeting - November 25, 2015; members and observers warmly invited!
For further information please see the UE4SD web site.

Ikenna Anugwom Winner of the 2015 BUP PhD Award

Ikenna AnugwomWinner of the 2015 BUP PhD Thesis Award is Ikenna Anugwom of Åbo Akademi University, Finland and Umeå University, Sweden for his thesis Towards Optimal Fractionation of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Switchable Ionic Liquids.
Honorary diplomas go to:
Jan Petru, of Ostrava University of Technology, Czech Republic for his thesis Driving Through Excessive Transports in the Area of Intersections.
Mikhail Golets, of Åbo Akademi University, Finland and Umeå University, Sweden for his thesis Heterogeneously Catalyzed Valorization of Monoterpenes to High Value-Added Chemicals.
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BUP Small Grants Funding 2015

Natalya ShepelevaNatalya Shepeleva at the Department of lndustrial Ecology at the Belarusian State Technological University, Republic of Belarus, Minsk receives the BUP Small Grants Funding 2015.
The BUP Small Grants Project (SGP) Committee recommend that the project Comparison of the Sewage Sludge Management Alternatives in the Context of Sustainable Development: Material and Global Warming Analysis by Natalya Shepeleva, Belarusian State Technological University is funded with a total of EUR 3,000.
The Baltic University Programme this year opened for the first time the possibility to seek financial support for a small project for master and PhD students at the member universities.
13 candidates sent in projects with applications for economic support. They were all reviewed by a Baltic University Programme Committee, which ranked the projects in the first place for novelty and creativity, but also if they were realistic to carry out and had a reasonable budget.
For further information please see the BUP Web site.

Reminder: 3rd BUP PhD Training

BUP PhD TrainingThe 3rd BUP PhD-training will take place in Rogów, Poland on 22-26 November, 2015. We are happy to invite new PhD students from the BUP network universities to apply for participation in the event. The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific questions with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context.
The program will be published later.
Applications should be sent to the BUP Polish Centre, Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski, no later than 12th of October 2015.