Baltic University Programme
5th PhD Students Training
27 November - 1 December 2017
Deadline for applications: 20 October 2017
The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP network countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context. In this way, students will also get the opportunity to become acquainted with other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.
This international training program will enrich the students’ own perspectives on sustainable development with experiences and perspectives from other countries. At the same time it will serve as a platform for the development of a common understanding of the regional problematique and open avenues for future cooperation on these issues. Interdisciplinary training at the PhD-level is essential for creating an understanding between scientists and researchers with different backgrounds (Western and Eastern European cultures), and for their future collaboration for a sustainable future.
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) annual award for 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 most qualified PhD work defended at any of the member universities belonging to the Baltic University Programme. The thesis is judged according to the following criteria: inter-/multi disciplinary approach, novelty, innovation, and value for promoting sustainable development. Any author that has defended his/her PhD thesis during 2016 and 2017 can be nominated. PhD thesis in all research fields, are welcome. Those having a focus on the Baltic Sea Region will be given priority in the assessment process.
Deadline for nominations: 30 September 2017.
Award Money Available To Save The Baltic Sea
Do you have a great digital innovation or technology which can restore the Baltic Sea? Anyone can submit a project proposal and be eligible to receive award money for the Digital Innovation Award. This award is looking for projects where sustainable lifestyles, businesses and a sustainable food industry can lead to a healthier Baltic Sea. Projects where digital innovation is a key component to solve a challenge is the main criteria.
In partnership with Ålandsbanken, Niklas Zennström will join Ilkka Paananen, CEO of Supercell, in evaluating applications. Projects can be submitted until September 30, 2017.