Dear BUP friends,

A long and strange year is eventually coming to an end. This year have tested us all in our capabilities to adapt and think in new ways. Not the least here at the BUP. We hope that you, despite the ongoing pandemic, have been able to have moments of joy and happiness.

Regardless, we hope that the next year will be better and we would also like to welcome you to join us in the celebration of BUP 30 years! The anniversary year will start with our new project, called Space Bridges 2.0, and more events will follow. Read more about it below.

We would also like to thank all of you for a fruitful year and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Best wishes from the

The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat

BUP secretariat news

The BUP invites to seminar series


Space Bridges 2.0 is an online seminar series focusing on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region. The session is hosted between the BUP coordinating secretariat and the different BUP national centres.

The first session is hosted in cooperation with the Swedish National Centre at Södertörn University and goes under the name,

"30 years of the Baltic Sea Environment, what has happened and where are we heading?"

  • 28 January 2021, 14.00-17.00 (CET)
  • Online

The registration opens in early January, but you can already now save the date. Click the button for more information!


More info

The BUP invites University teachers and those interested in the seminar series

Implementing sustainability at universities - part 2


How can we implement sustainability at universities in respect of teaching, research and campus greening?

The main target group for the webinar series is teachers in higher education, especially within the BUP, however, the webinars are open for everyone that is interested.

  • Online
  • 12/1, 14.00-15.00 (CET)
  • Presenter: PhD. Shepherd Urenje

For more information, visit BUP Finland or Click the "Register" button to register now!



Member news

Uppsala University, Insitute for Russian and Eurasian studies invites to

Call for Contributions: The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies Vol. IV


The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies is published by Wildy, Simmonds and Hill (UK). It has a broad focus including, law, economics, politics and society within the Eurasian region. It is our belief that a proper understanding of the region requires an interdisciplinary approach. The purpose of the Yearbook is to stimulate and disseminate interdisciplinary research.

For more information and contacts, click the "More Info" button.


More info

Deadline 31 March 2021

International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University invites researchers

The 2nd International Educational Methodological Conference


On the topic of Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Conditions, Purposes, Issues and Prospects.

  • 25-26 February 2021
  • Online

For more information and full invitation, click the "More Info" button.


More info

Deadline for paper submission: 25 January 2021

Regional news

Rezekne Academy of Technologies welcomes researchers to

the 15th International Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education"


The objective of the conference is to promote the development and application of scientific research in education, psychology and public administration by providing free online access to research information with no financial, legal or technical barriers.

Read more on the conference webpage.


Contact: conferencesie@rta.lv

Deadline: 28 December 2021

Baltic Science Networks invites students and PhD Students to

Research Internship in with Appropriate Academic Training


The target group in BARI (the mobility programme) are Bachelor, Master students, and PhD candidates.  Students can apply for internship, 2-12 weeks, in one of the research projects offered by the PhD students, who will host the interns. The eligible countries for BARI are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia and Belarus.


Read the full invitation by clicking the button "Read more" or contact Sinikka Suomalainen.


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Call for Papers

Special issue: Challenges and Possibilities for Sustainable Development in a Baltic Sea Region Context

Open-access Scientific Journal Sustainability.

Special Issue Editors: Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik and Prof. Dr. Walter Leal

ISSN 2071-1050

Extended manuscript deadline 26 April 2021

Special issue: Data Governance for Innovation in Sustainable Smart Cities

Open-access Scientific Journal Frontiers.

Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Masaru Yarime and Ass. Prof. Dorota Dominika Kamrowska-Zaluska

Abstract deadline 15 January 2021