Steps to a Sustainable Future

Lars Rydén: Sustainable Development 2015The presentations from the BUP Teachers Conference: "Steps to a Sustainable Future" held in Uppsala, Sweden 10 - 13 May 2015 are available for download. You may find the presentations given by Dennis Meadows, Lars Rydén, Eva Friman and others on the BUP web site's page for Conference Materials.
 
Furthermore you may have a look at a video from a public lecture by Prof Dennis Meadows entitled "The Myth of Technology and Sustainable Development". The lecture was followed by a panel debate.
 
 
See also the films from his lecture on Educational Games at the BUP YouTube Channel:
 

The Myth of Technology and Sustainable Development

Dennis Meadows: The Myth of TechnologyOpen lecture with
Prof Dennis Meadows
Monday 11 May 16.00-19.00
Venue: Room X, Uppsala University Main Building, Uppsala, Sweden
 
The lecture will be followed by a panel debate with Anders Wijkman from Stockholm Environmental Institute, Maria Wetterstrand, formerly a member of the Swedish parliament and spokesperson for the Green Party, Assoc. Prof. Olena Maslyukivska from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and Assoc. Prof Mikael Höök from Uppsala University.
 
The event will be broadcast live on the internet on this link: http://media.medfarm.uu.se/play/video/5007/livestream
 
The event is arranged by The Baltic University Programme, CSD Uppsala, Uppsala University.
Contact information: Lyudmyla Babak, ph: +46 18 471 1942.
 

Baltic Earth Doctoral Students Conference

Baltic EarthA Doctoral Students Conference, jointly organized by Baltic Earth and the University of Tartu
 
Challenges for Earth system science in the Baltic Sea region: From measurements to models
10 - 14 August 2015
Physicum of University of Tartu and Island of Vilsandi, Estonia
 
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Meteorological Observatory of the University of Tartu, the Faculty of Science and Technology will host the Baltic Earth Doctoral Students Conference from 10 to 14 August in Tartu and on Vilsandi Island, Estonia. Up to 40 participants, including students, early career faculty/researchers and invited experts from the Baltic Earth network are expected to join this doctoral conference.
 
The Doctoral Conference will take place in Tartu (2 days) and on the island of Vilsandi (2 days), Estonia.
 
For further information please see the Conference web site at University of Tartu.
 

BUP Annual Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2014

Last year's prizw winners for best thesis in 2013The Baltic University Programme (BUP) award for the best PhD thesis supports high quality research promoting sustainable development.
 
The BUP award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be the best PhD work defended at any of the universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme during the previous calendar year. The quality of each submitted thesis will be assessed partly based on its quality within the context of the author’s own specific field, and also with emphasis on the author’s success in placing their research results clearly into a multi-disciplinary sustainable development context.
 
The BUP award will be given in the form of diploma, a statuette and a sum of 500 Euro.
 
For further information please see the BUP PhD Award flyer. Deadline for submissions is: 1st June 2015.