The BUP weekly


Week 10, 2020



Harmaja lighthouse outside Helsinki.

Photo: Tapio Haaja

Dear BUP friends,


The spring is imminent, although the northern parts of our region still is covered in thick layer of snow and ice. Although the spring might seem far, our spring events are not! The applications to BUP's student conference, the student delegation to the Annual Forum, Mobility grant and PhD award are still open, so spread the word among students and young researchers.


This week, we can also inform about some upcoming summer schools and as always, the latest call for papers. All found below. Enjoy!


With best early-spring-wishes,

The Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat

BUP secretariat news

The BUP's Student conference 2020


Sustainable Food Production in Conditions of Climate Change


The conference aims develop the participants knowledge and spark new ideas during a four-days conference in Slovakia. This year in cooperation with Slovak University of Agriculture and EIT food HUB.

  • 13-16 of May, 2020
  • Nitra, Slovakia
  • Max 80 students
Read more about the student conference at or click "apply" to submit your application straight away.


20 March 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.



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.




20 Mars 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.




27 Mars 2020

BUP Members' news

Hamburg University of Applied Science invites to


Summer School for Young Scientists


The aim of the Summer School, therefore, is to increase the teaching skills of young scientists and doctoral candidates. In addition, the school serves to increase the mobility of young scientists in the Baltic Sea region with the aim of exchanging experiences, knowledge and best practices, both with regard to their own research topics and in the field of teaching, and to establish first contacts for future research cooperation in the field of sustainable energy.


  • 8th to 12th of June 2020
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Open for PhD students & young researchers from the Baltic Sea Region


For more information can be found here or by contacting Kathrin Rath



30 April 2020

Riga Technical University invites students to the Summer School


Non Linear Life


On the topic of new technologies and materials for biomedical purposes, new technologies for medical diagnosis and treatment, and wearable wireless sensors and IoT systems.
  • 18th to 28th of August 2020
  • Bergamo, Italy
  • Open for students in Latvia and Germany


31 May 2020.


For more info, contact:

Regional news

Swedish Institute welcomes applicants to


Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) Baltic Sea Region and Eastern partnership countries


SAYP is a training programme developed to build new networks, knowledge and practices for increased transparency, efficiency and resilience in public administration. The programme also aims to strengthen you and your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure.


Open for young (< 35 years) policymakers, public servants and civil society workers, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden.




11 March 2020

Centrum Balticum welcomes to


13th annual Baltic Sea Forum of Finland


This year the forum deals with the geopolitics, the internal security and the forest industry.


You may find the program here.


All the persons mentioned in the programme have confirmed their participation.


The participation is free of charge, but one needs to register in advance. If you wish to secure your place in the event, I advise you to register at your earliest convenience.

  • 15th of June 2020
  • Turku, Finland


Register at



BARI Mobility Programme


Call for PhD candidates´ projects for hosting internships for Bachelor/Master students is open.


Themes: Life Sciences, Photon&Neutron Science and Welfare State.


This is an excellent opportunity for BA/MA students to be acquainted with interesting research project according their own preference concerning theme and country/university in the Baltic Sea Region!



Prolonged deadline until! 8 March 2020

Call for Papers

Special issue: Environmental Education for Sustainability


Open-access Scientific Journal Sustainability

Guest editor: Prof. Dr. Walter Leal and Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik


ISSN 2071-1050


Manuscript deadline

1 May 2020

Issue: International Journal of Tourism, Recreation & Leisure Research


Open-access Scientific Journal Studia Periegetica


Editor: Dr. Agata Basińska-Zych


ISSN 1897-9262


Manuscript deadline

30 June 2020

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