Welcome to the BUP Symposium 2020


BUP Parallel activities

BUP Research Forum:
Research and Innovation for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

5th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities

Monday 24th of August

Tuesday 25th of August
Wednesday 26th of August

Thursday 27th of August
Friday 28th of August

Some examples of what the parallel activities include: meeting with the PhD Supervisor Collegium; workshop on BUP Course Modules; ESD Learning Lab on Transformative Learning; presentation on the Sustainable Campus Initiative; presentations and excursion on Sustainable Tourism.

This scientific conference stress the following Theme sessions: Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Water Resources, Urban-Rural Development, Sustainable Mobility, Circular Economy, Sustainable Tourism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Societies.

Call for abstracts for BUP Research Forum, Theme sessions

Submission of abstracts is proloned until 10th of February 2020

This part is entitled "Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals", and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.


Free of charge for colleagues from
BUP Member Universities.

Free of charge for colleagues from
BUP Member Universities.

Special offer for
BUP Member Universities


The deadline 31th of January for submission of abstracts for part 2 of the symposium - the BUP Research Forum has now passed. In total we have received 122 abstracts and 43 posters! We have decided to prolong the date for submission of abstracts to the 10th of February for all Themes except Theme Education for Sustainable Development that already have 33 abstracts. Welcome to submit an abstract about your research!


The Registration is so far open for two categories of participants:

  • Vice Chancellors/Rectors at universities
  • Invited participants: BUP Centre Directors, Keynote speakers, Theme coordinators and Scientific committee members.

The registration for the category researchers whose abstract is accepted for oral presentation at the symposium part 2 - BUP Research Forum - will be open in February after the announcement of selection results. Since we have limited number of places, we will announce later if the registration will be open for other categories as well.


The Baltic University Programme's main aim is to support building strong regional educational and research communities. The goals with the BUPSYMPOSIUM2020 are therefore to provide:

  • an opportunity to meet colleagues
  • an arena where to discuss research
  • an opportunity to disseminate and take part of new knowledge
  • an opportunity to get published and spread research in the BUP

The BUP Research Forum, as a part of the symposium, is an inter-disciplinary forum with an emphasis on research relevant to the Baltic Sea Region in the context of Sustainable Development with focus on nine different Themes: Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Sustainable Societies, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Water Resources, Urban-Rural Development, Sustainable Mobility, Circular Economy, Sustainable Tourism and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. We especially welcome presentations of research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.

We are excited to receive Your submission of abstract.

We are excited to meet You in Visby!