The Baltic University Programme weekly


Dear BUP friends,

We hope that you all have had a nice summer and a great start of the academic year of 2020/21. At the BUP coordinating secretariat, we have had a busy start of the semester with the BUP symposium online, which was successfully conducted with about 100 research presentation and many listeners.

We would also like to take the opportunity to express our concerns over the violence and political turmoil connected to the presidential election in Belarus. We hope that a peaceful solution will soon be reached and that our colleagues and friends stay safe in these difficult times.


With best regards,

The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat

BUP secretariat news

PhD students are invited to

The BUP's VIII PhD Students Training


The PhD students training is an opportunity for PhD students to meet and discuss scientific problems with a 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 research work at other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.

  • 22-26 of November 2020

  • Rogów, Poland and online

  • Open for PhD students that have completed at least 1 year of their research.

  • Free of charge for PhD students from BUP member universities (Cost for others 650€)

For more information visit the BUP website or click the "Apply" bottom get to the application page.



Deadline 15 September 2020

The BUP student delegation to

EU's Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region - ONLINE


The Baltic University Programme invites students to take part in the Online Student Delegation to the EU´s Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region. Participants will have the chance to take part in both lectures, workshops and panel discussions organized by the BUP and the Annual Forum.

  • 19-21 October

  • Online

  • Open for students from BUP member universities

For more information, visit the BUP website or click "Apply" bottom.



Deadline 11 October 2020

The Baltic University Programme and Belarusian State University invites researchers to the seminar

Baltic Sea Region - Cooperation without limits?


The seminar will be held in the frameworks of the XIXth International Scientific conference "Belarus in Modern World". Accepted participants are welcome to submit the full-text article for reviewing. The best entries have the chance to be published in the international journal Studia Periegetica.

  • 29 October 2020

  • Minsk, Belarus and Online

  • Open for Researchers, Experts, Teachers & PhD students from BUP member universities

The seminar is now open for online participation. For more information visit the BUP website or click "apply" to get directly to the official conference page.



Extended deadline to take part online

20 September 2020

BUP member news


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences invites colleagues to

Baltic Sea Region Mobility Summit 2020


You are welcome to join the three-day sustainable mobility conference dedicated to the presentation of the highlights from the projects BSR electric (the project being carried out by FTZ-NK), cities.multimodal & SUMBA. Presentations, virtual tours as well as intriguing discussions about what the future holds for sustainable urban mobility in the BSR region and much more, are promised!

  • 8-10 September 2020

  • Online

For more information, visit: www.mobilitysummit2020.eu



Contact: mobility.summit.2020@gmail.com

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences invites colleagues to take part in a survey

Influences of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic waste- with a special focus on food waste- at households in Europe


An international team led by the  European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR)   

and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) is undertaking a study to identify the extent to which the lockdowns triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic have influenced domestic waste- with a special focus on food waste- at households in Europe. For this purpose, a survey has been designed and the instrument can be seen at clicking the button.


With regards,
The ESSSR and IUSDRP Teams


To the survey

Contact: Aprajita.Minhas@haw-hamburg.de

Deadline 10 September 2020

Call for papers


Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level

Publisher: World Sustainability Series, by Springer

Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Fátima Alves, Ulisses  Azeiteiro & Petra Molthan-Hill

For more information visit the BUPRaP webpage


Deadline for abstracts 20 October 2020