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.


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. The BUP secretariat will continue to follow the recommendations and restrictions from the health agency, trusting in their evidence based decisions.

By a decsion of the executive committee of the BUP board


Rectors Meeting - CANCELLED

Part 2 - The BUP Research Forum will be held ONLINE the 25th - 26th of August 2020

Part 3 - 5th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities will be held ONLINE the 27th - 28th of August 2020

Finally, we plan to see you in Visby at a BUP Symposium, but next year; 2021. At this occasion we will also celebrate The Baltic University Programme 30 Years Anniversary, hopefully together with you!


Information About Registration

Registration for the BUP Symposium 2020 is now closed.


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.


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



Campus Gotland, Visby. Original photo: Mikael Wallerstedt