Introduktionskurs i GIS

GIS kurs vi Åbo AkademiÅbo Akademis öppna universitet

Skapa kartor och analysera geografiska digitala data – behöver du GIS i ditt arbete?
I Åbo ordnas introduktionskurs i GIS (geografiska informationssystem), 4 sp, i oktober-november under tre fredagar-lördagar. Anmälningar tas emot till 26.9.2014. 

Global Action Programme

Global Action ProgrammeThe UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD seeks to generate and scale-up ESD action. It is intended to make a substantial contribution to the post-2015 agenda.

The overall goal of the GAP is to generate and scale up action in all levels and areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

For further information please see the Global Action Programme on the web site for the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development.

BUP Teachers Training Conference on Education for Sustainability

Baltic University Programme

First announcement & Invitation

BUP Teachers Training Conference on Education for Sustainability

27-30 October 2014 in Rogow, Poland

The conference will deal with the challenges regarding education for sustainability in higher education: transforming information from knowledge to learning, enhancing competences for actions "in real life”, problem based, active learning environments and interdisciplinary approaches.

Based on the evaluations from our previous seminar in Turku, Finland November 2014* “hands-on tools”: pedagogical methods, creative, interactive and integrative learning environments should be the prioritized before too many keynote lectures during this up-coming conference. We are happy to announce that Dr. Mona Lisa Dahms from Aalborg University will share her long experience on the principles of Problem Based Learning. We encourage you to propose topics for workshops and short presentations via e-mail to: Ea Blomqvist

There is no conference fee, and accommodation (including all meals) is free for all participants.

Participants are kindly requested to apply for participation directly to their national BUP-centers as soon as possible. The national centers directors will propose a list of participants to the organizers at Åbo Akademi University by September 25, 2014.  

Ea Maria Blomqvist
The Finnish BUP-centre, Åbo Akademi University

This BUP-conference is a joint event for whole network, supported by Åbo Akademi University and Lodz University of Technology



*  Info from the previous conference: “Competences for Learning and Education for Sustainability (ESD) in Higher Education, November 5-6 2013 in Turku, Finland: is available at:

2nd BUP PhD-Training

2nd BUP PhD training in Rogów, Poland.The 2nd BUP PhD-training will take place in Rogów, Poland 26-30 November, 2014. We are happy to invite PhD students from the BUP network universities to apply for participation.

Applications should be sent to Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski at the BUP Polish Centre, no later than 30th October 2014.

For more information and an application form please see the BUP web site.

Baltic Leadership Programme on Sustainable Development

CBSS-Baltic21 Baltic Leardership ProgrammeCBSS-Baltic21 in cooperation with the Swedish Institute are planning a so called Baltic Leadership Programme on Sustainable Development a training course in European project making and Leadership.

The programme is intended for people already involved in, or planning soon to be involved in, trans-national co-operation and project development processes related to low carbon economy with a focus on resource efficiency. The Programme is a great opportunity to get a solid leadership and project management education for a decent price (participants from Germany, Denmark and Finland only have to pay for their travel and accommodation) and at the same time to build or further develop a professional network with public professionals working in the field of sustainable development and low carbon economy in the Baltic sea region.

Although the deadline for online applications has passed we are still welcoming applications from relevant actors in Germany, Finland and Denmark to the programme until the end of this week.

For more information please see: Sustainable Development– a new Baltic Leadership Programme – Call for applications