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The BUP weekly

The BUP weekly


Week 12, 2020


Riga in sunset

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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 www.bupsymposium2020.se





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 www.balticuniv.uu.se or click “apply” to submit your application now.





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 www.balticuniv.uu.se or click “apply” to submit your application straight away.






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 www.balticuniv.uu.se or click “Nominate” to nominate your PhD student now.






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.