The symposium consists of the following three parts:

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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.

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.

Updated Information

In these difficult times, the Baltic University Programme take responsibility and follow the scientifically backed recommendations provided by Public Health Agency of Sweden. Thus, some our activities have been cancelled. The BUP secretariat will continue to follow the recommendations and restrictions from the health agency, trusting in their evidence based decisions.

However, we hope that the situation will change for the better in a few months and that we will be able to hold the Symposium 2020. Therefore, we will keep the registration for the BUP Symposium open. We encourage the applicants to register and we prolong the deadline until the 12th of April 2020 with the possibility to withdraw latest on the 23rd of July 2020.

Information About Registration

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

The registration for the category researchers whose abstract is accepted for oral presentation at the symposium part 2 - BUP Research Forum is now open. 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 meet You in Visby!


Sustainable Development Goals
Academia and the SDGs - sharing knowledge and supporting cooperation



Campus Gotland, Visby. Original photo: Mikael Wallerstedt