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The BUP Course Platform is now live We have now published our first massive open online course (MOOC) on the BUP Course Platform. The course Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region is now available as a self-paced and free of charge course. The course has been developed by colleagues at BUP participating universities who work in the BUP working model, which means to work in inter disciplinary and intercultural teams of co-operation. Colleagues contribute with their knowledge and experiences in developing the course materials. This way of working offers opportunities to learn from each other and different perspectives as well as different academic cultures.   The courses on the BUP Course Platform can be accessed independent of time and place, as full distance courses. Students and teachers are able to take a course whenever, as a self-paced learning course.  There are further opportunities with the material developed for each MOOC course. For example, there is the option to develop more advanced courses, and to give student credits by adding material, assignments, seminars etc. These initiatives must then be taken at each BUP participating university. In this case we will also be able to promote virtual exchange co-operations between BUP participating universities when running credit bearing courses. The BUP Course Platform can be found here: https://slu-se.eu-west.catalog.canvaslms.com/browse/balticunivA picture
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The Baltic University Programme shares Call for papers to Symposium on Universities and Climate Change: the contribution of higher education in handling climate change The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and UK Consortium on Sustainability Research are organising the symposium that will be held in Lodz, Poland, 25-26 May 2023. The event is also organised in cooperation with The Baltic University Programme. As an output of the event, the book The Contribution of Higher Education to Climate Change will be produced with all accepted papers. This will be published by Springer, as part of the world´s leading, peer-reviewed book series on climate change management. The series is indexed in Scopus and because it is peer-reviewed, the accepted papers usually count for promotion and tenure purposes. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2022. More details about the event can be found at: 
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/university/newsroom/news-details/news/news/show/symposium-on-universities-and-climate-change/.Piotrkowska Street in the
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The Baltic University Programme welcomes all colleagues to the Online seminar: Sustainable foot- and handprints at the Finnish BUP universities This online seminar takes place on 17 November 2022, at 10.00–12.00 EET (UTC+2). The seminar will feature presentations and discussions regarding what efforts universities in Finland take to reduce their carbon footprint. Can this be measured? And what does carbon and biodiversity handprint mean? The online seminar is free of charge and open to all within The Baltic University Programme. The seminar is an activity arranged by the BUP National Centre in Finland, at Åbo Akademi University, as a part of the BUP Presidency that Finland holds during the autumn 2022. Welcome to register by 14 November via the following link: https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/14988/lomake.htmlThe logo
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