BUP Newsletter no. 52

BUP Newsletter no. 52In BUP Newsletter no. 52, October 2017, you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Madeleine Granvik
  • Upcoming Events
  • 5th Rectors’ Conference
    by Paula Lindroos, Cecilia Lundberg and Sinikka Suomalainen
  • Ukraine’s BUP Presidency
    by Iryna Kriba
  • Research Cooperation
    by Madeleine Granvik
  • EUSBSR 2017
    by Magnus Lehman
  • SAIL for Teachers 2017
    by Jonas Edlund and Annica Brännlund
  • Learning From Each Other
    by Sinikka Suomalainen
  • SAIL for Students 2017
and more.

The Baltic University Programme Annual Award - PhD Thesis in 2017

GräsmaröThe 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.
The nominations should be sent to: Christian Andersson.
For further information please see the Announcement pdf.
Please see also the list of BUP Member Universities.

Digital Innovation Award to Save the Baltic Sea

Save the Baltic SeaAward 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.
For further information please contact Carla Alexandra, Communications and Project Manager, Race For The Baltic, +46760829249. 
Race For The Baltic is an initiative of Zennström Philanthropies.

Pre-Rectors Conference

Geocentrum at Uppsala University, venue for the meeting.BUP Pre-Rectors Conference
9 - 10 October 2017
Uppsala, Sweden
Official representatives/contact persons from the Baltic University Programme member and participating universities are welcome to take part in the Pre-Rectors Conference that will take place in Uppsala, 9-10 October 2017. The aim of the conference is to take up and discuss the priorities important for the universities in the network, to collect the ideas and suggestions from the partners, to find out and develop the vital points for cooperation to strengthen the contacts within the network. We would like to encourage the representative to meet the authorities at your respective universities and discuss before the meeting in order to bring the important issues/suggestions etc to the conference. We expect that one representative from each member university will join the meeting.
Deadline for applications: 12 September 2017.

BUP Teachers Course on ESD in Higher Education

BUP Teachers Course 2017Invitation for applications to the up-coming course:

BUP Teachers Course on Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

A new BUP course – following BUP Teachers’ recommendations
The BUP university teachers’ competence development conferences on education for sustainable development (ESD) have been organized since 2004, by the Finnish BUP centre at Åbo Akademi University. Following recent suggestions by the participating teachers, we have now developed a larger course, which in addition to sustainability themes also includes methodology, such as e-learning, peer learning and a change project. After a successful fulfilment of the course, the participants will receive a diploma/certificate corresponding to 5 credits by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. The BUP International Board has approved this course concept.
The application deadline is 20 June 2017. Kindly fill in the online Application Form.
The course begins in September 2017 and continues to February 2018 with online and two face-to-face events.
For more information please see the pdf Course Invitation (843 KB) .