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Dear BUP friends,
The last two weeks have brought some drastically changes to many of us, as the COVID-19 pandemic paralyses much of our region. In these difficult times, it is our responsibility working with science to also follow the scientifically backed recommendations provided by our health agencies. We should not underestimate this threat nor overreact to it. A difficult balance.
The BUP secretariat is continuously following the recommendations and restrictions from the Public Health Agency of Sweden, trusting in their evidence based decisions.
Unfortunately, this means that some of our upcoming events will be cancelled, but not all! The BUP symposium, student delegation to the Annual Forum and many other events later this year, will be held as planned.
Below you find the latest updates on our upcoming events along with those that will be postponed.
We wish you all to stay healthy,
The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat

BUP secretariat news


The BUP's Student conference 2020
Sustainable Food Production in Conditions of Climate Change
As for now, the application process is stopped, but will open again in early September.
All applications submitted will automatically be archived until the autumn. The conference is planned to be held sometime in October, exact dates will be annouced later.

BUP symposium 2020

Authors of accepted abstracts are now welcome to register for the BUP symposium.
  • Open to accepted authors to the BUP Research Forum
  • 24-26 of August, 2020
  • Visby, Sweden
For more information, visit
Deadline 12 April 2020

The BUP student delegation to

EU's Annual Forum for the Baltic Sea Region
Join the BUP student delegation to the forum, this year in Turku, Finland. Together with Åbo Akademi University, we are organizing a three days student event, where the participating students get to take part in the forum with all its seminars, discussions and events.
  • 15-17 of June, 2020
  • Turku, Finland
  • 25 students
Read more about the student event at or click "apply" to submit your application now.
Deadline 20 Mars 2020

The BUP Mobility Grant 2020

The Baltic University Programme’s Mobility Grant for Young Researchers aims to develop and strengthen the cooperation among young researchers in the Baltic Sea region. The grants is intended for researchers working with sustainable development.
  • Open to PhD students and Postdoc scholars from BUP Member Universities
  • All scientific diciplines are welcomed
  • Two grants are given on 3000€ each
Read more about the grant at or click "apply" to submit your application straight away.
Deadline 12 April 2020

PhD Award 2020

The Baltic University Programme's PhD Award, is given to a PhD stundent that is judged to be the most qualified according to the following criteria: inter-/multi disciplinary approach, novelty, innovation, and value for promoting sustainable development.
Supervisors nominate their PhD students, which must have defended at a BUP member university during the year 2019. The winner will receive a prize in the form of a diploma and a sum of up to 500€ to cover travel costs and/or accomodation for attending a research conference. 
Read more about the award at or click "Nominate" to nominate your PhD student now.
Deadline 12 April 2020

Call for Papers


Invitations for new contributing authors from the Baltic Sea region to the:
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The  Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is the largest editorial project on matters related to sustainable development ever undertaken. Nearly  3 000 authors are contributing to all 17 volumes. We are looking for suitably qualified colleagues to act as authors for some of the volumes, from the Baltic Sea Region. Colleagues who may wish to contribute to this high profile project, should send an expression of interest to one of following co-editors:
SDG 1 - No Poverty - Dr. Pinar Ozuyar
SDG 5 - Gender equality - Dr. Tony Wall
SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation - Dr. Anabela Marisa Azul
SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy -  Dr. Luciana Brandli
SDG 8 - Work and Economic growth - Dr. Tony Wall
SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure  - Dr. Luciana Brandli
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities - Dr. Pinar Ozuyar
SDG 14 - Life Below Water - Dr. Anabela Marisa Azul
SDG 15 - Life on Land - Dr. Anabela Marisa Azul
SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - Dr. Pinar Ozuyar
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals - Dr. Tony Wall
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting one of the above named editors. This is the largest editorial project on sustainable development ever organised, and participation is a good way to consolidate and further your careers, will be useful for tenure and promotion purposes, and offers an unique opportunity to share your work
and your knowledge with a wide international audience.