Baltic University Programme
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is one of the largest university cooperatives in the world with 87 member universities (as of September 2020) and other institutes of higher education in the Baltic Sea Region. It has its coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University, in Sweden. The programme strives since its foundation in 1991 to find novel ways of interaction among universities by promoting openness, internationalization and mobility. The main aim is to support building strong regional educational and research communities. The main focus of the programme is Sustainable development, Environmental protection and Democracy.
The member universities are located in countries that fully or partly lays within the Drainage basin area of the Baltic Sea, and includes the countries of Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine. In each country, a national centre provides the local contacts within the Programme, the national centres are also responsible for content and arrangement of the BUP events in a half-year rotation presidency within the Programme. Some of the annual activities that are arranged are: student conferences, PhD students trainings, university teacher's training, summer schools, research conferences and different online activities.
Much of the programme's work is centralized around the 10 themes.
Education for sustainable development
Sustainable food system
Sustainable Water resources