Baltic Rim Economies Review 1 - 2017

Baltic Rim Economies Review 1/2017In issue 1/2017 of the journal BRE - Baltic Rim Economies Review you may read about:
  • Laimdota Straujuma: Sustainable development of Latvia
  • Tor Morten Osmundsen: The clean fuel opportunity in the Baltic Sea
  • Esa Härmälä: The Baltic Sea Rim – Biomass base of Europe
  • Irene Pendolin: Union of the Baltic Cities – communicating for a sustainable, smart and safe Baltic Sea Region
  • Džineta Dimante: Towards circular economy in Latvia
  • ... and much more.
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Visby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education

Visby RecommendationsVisby Recommendations for Enhancing ESD in Teacher Education
Agenda 2030: SDG 4.7
UNESCO GAP on ESD Action Area 3
This report presents recommendations on how education can advance the Agenda 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This entails advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by learning from and scaling the ESD initiatives that have been implemented worldwide during the UN Decade on ESD, 2005-2014. Overall, the recommendations include the development and implementation of ESD policies on different levels, as well as support structures for the implementation and follow up on such policies. The recommendations also include professional development in ESD on all levels in the formal education system, along with the development of standards that include ESD in accreditation of teacher education programs and certification of teachers. Moreover, the recommendations emphasize the need for a focus on how the relevance, meaningfulness and quality of existing subjects can be enhanced through the inclusion of ESD, rather than (or in addition to) separate ESD-courses.

BUP Newsletter no. 50

BUP Newsletter, February 2017A new number of the BUP Newsletter is published. In this issue you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Madeleine Granvik
  • Innovative Educational Space
    by Nadiya Kostyuchenko and Denys Smolennikov
  • UNFU, BUP and Sustainability
    by Alexander Adamovsky
  • 1st Prize BUP PhD Award: Sustainability for Human Resource Management
    by  Živilė Stankevičiūtė
  • 2nd Prize BUP PhD Award: Advanced Biorefinery Concepts Integrated to Chemical Pulping
    by Joni Lehto
  • Research Cooperation and Mobility
    by Paula Lindroos
...and much more. Download your own copy.

Dr. Madeleine Granvik New Director for the Baltic University Programme

BUP Director Madeleine GranvikMadeleine Granvik is appointed as new director for the Baltic University Programme (BUP) at the co-ordinating secretariat at Uppsala University.
These are her own words on the appointment:
We have now passed 25 fruitful years of BUP history and I am happy to get the opportunity to act as the new director of the Baltic University Programme. I look forward to co-operate with you and contribute to the development of the next coming 25 years! I would like to give a big “Thank You” to Lars Rydén the founder of the Baltic University Programme, that has the latest 1,5 year stepped in as a director. Now you can return to your free life as an energetic and healthy pensioner you are, and just enjoy!