The Baltic
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The Baltic
University Programme
• a network of 180 universities & institutes
of higher learning;
• coordinated by a Secretariat at Uppsala
University, Sweden;
• focuses on sustainable development,
environmental protection and democracy;
Aim
To support the key role that universities play in a
democratic, peaceful and sustainable development by:
• developing university courses
• participation in projects in cooperation with
authorities, municipalities & others.
The Baltic
University Programme
In Figures
- 14 countries in the Baltic Sea Basin
- 181 universities
- 13 regional centres
- 1.500 teachers/researchers contributed
- 8.500 students yearly
Baltic
University
Programme’s
Network
Locations where
one or more
universities
participate
The Baltic
University Programme
Activity areas
- education
- research
- information
- applied projects
The Baltic
University Programme
Courses
1. Basic, undergraduate courses
2. Specialisation, master courses
3. Competence development for professionals
- interdisciplinary
- problem oriented
- based on research - interactive
- English language
- international diploma
The Baltic
University Programme
Environmental Science courses
Undergraduate level courses
Course contents:
• Comprehensive knowledge on the Baltic Sea region environment &
management & protection;
• Sciences (biology, geology, chemistry, engineering etc.), social
sciences (economics, law, political sciences, international relations,
etc.) & management;
Environmental Science ES (15 ECTS):
1. The Baltic Sea Environment ES1 (7.5 ECTS);
2. Basic Environmental Science ES2 (7.5 ECTS).
&
English for Environmental Science EES
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University Programme
The Baltic Sea Region courses
Undergraduate level courses
Course contents:
•
History, culture, languages, democracy, multiculturality, social
conditions, economics & security.
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Conditions in the region after the systems change 1989-91.
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Regional development with emphasis on democracy, human rights
& economics.
The Baltic Sea Region – Cultures, Politics, Societies BR
(15 ECTS):
1.
2.
Peoples of the Baltic BR1 (7.5 ECTS)
Regional Development and the Baltic Sea Region BR2 (7.5
ECTS).
The Baltic
University Programme
Sustainable Development course –
A Sustainable Baltic Region
Undergraduate course (7.5 ECTS )
Course contents:
• Sustainable development in the BSR. Since 1997;
• Sustainable use & management of natural resources & the
long-term protection of the environment;
• The sustainable organisation of human societies from
households to municipalities, cities & countries;
• Thematic course with systematic approach, e.g.;
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energy & energy use;
material flows;
economy & ethics;
industry-, agronomy-, transport- & community development.
The Baltic
University Programme
Water Management courses
Master level courses
Sustainable water management in the Baltic Sea Region.
Sustainable Water Management - SW (15 ECTS):
1. The Baltic waterscape SW1 (4.5 ECTS) – hydrology, water quantity &
quality
2. The Use and Management of Water SW2 (4.5 ECTS) – water
management in agriculture, cities & industry
3. River Basin Management SW3 (6 ECTS) – water & cities, transport,
fishing, tourism & environmental protection, institutions & law,
management plans, water conflicts, international co-operation.
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University Programme
Course Material produced by
Baltic University Press
The Baltic
University Programme
Community Development Courses
Master level courses
• Sustainable community development & urban planning in the BSR
• Covers environmental science, social sciences, architectural &
cultural aspects of community development
Sustainable Community Development (15 ECTS):
1. The city (4.5 ECTS) – urbanisation, administration & sustainable
development;
2. Building Sustainable Communities (4.5 ECTS) – architecture,
urban planning, rebuilding, ideal cities;
3. Sustainable Urban Management (6 ECTS) – sustainability
indicators, energy, water & waste; social, cultural & economic
development in our cities.
The Baltic
University Programme
Environmental Management courses
Master level courses
Course contents:
• Management tools, Environmental Impact Assessment,
certification (ISO 14001 and EMAS) & green labelling.
• Economic & legal policy instruments,
• Industry related tools e.g. cleaner production, waste minimisation,
eco-design, Life Cycle Assessment
1. Policy Instruments for Environmental Management EM1 (7.5
ECTS)
2. Cleaner Production & Technologies EM2 (7.5 ECTS)
3. Product Design & Life Cycle Techniques EM3 (7.5 ECTS)
4. Environmental Management Systems & Certification EM4 (7.5
ECTS)
The Baltic
University Programme
Creating a rich learning environment
- University based lectures, seminars
- Textbooks
- TV programs
- International seminars using ICT
- Internet resources - cases, databases etc
- The network
The Baltic
University Programme
The students' opinion on information &
communication technology
Obstacles
- Limited access to
equipment
- Lack of culture of
communication
- The language barrier
Advantages
- Internationalization,
textbooks in English,
international seminars
- The cultural dimension,
getting to know your region
- Modern learning approaches,
ICT, interactivity
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University Programme
Borki Student Conferences and Student Parliament
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University Programme
Student Summer Sailing and Courses
The Baltic
University Programme
Activity areas
- education
- research
- information
- applied projects
Gdansk, partner in the GRAS III Project
The Baltic
University Programme
SUPERBS project
• 1999-2002;
• 35 case studies in cities;
• on urban planning, democracy & environmental management
(Reports & TV cassettes).
Sustainable Community Development
(university master level course) introduced in several universities.
The Baltic
University Programme
GRAS III Project 2003
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coordinated by Per Berg, Landscape
planning Dept., SLU, Uppsala, Sweden
compares 7 sustainability resources in
two very common townscape types in
Petrozavodsk, St Petersburg (Russia),
Jelgava, Livani (Latvia), Gdansk
(Poland), Copenhagen (Denmark),
Hällefors & Uppsala (Sweden).
Solar Energy Plant in Uppsala Model Area Hågaby
Per Berg & the Livani team
The Baltic
University Programme
Activity areas
- education
- research
- information
- applied projects
The Baltic
University Programme
Information & Communication Technologies
- Satellite-TV
- Satellite radio
- Audio conferences
- Computer conferences
- Video conferences
- Internet resources
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University Programme
The Baltic University Press
Production
- 32 booklets and 8 books
- 4 books in production
- 43 TV programs, 65 hours
- 60 satellite-TV receivers in CEE
The Baltic
University Programme
The Baltic
University Programme
New
Books
from
a
New
Publisher !
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University Programme
Activity areas
- education
- research
- information
- applied projects
The Baltic University Urban Forum, BUUF
Cooperation to promote sustainable development
between cities/towns & universities in the BSR
Background - SUPERBS project
Aim - to develop strategies for sustainable
development for cities and towns
Partners:
Organising partners: BUP, KTH, UBC
20 cities & towns in 9 countries,
15 universities & 3 NGO’s
The Union of Baltic Cities disseminates the results > 100 cities.
www.Balticuniv.uu.se/buuf
The Baltic
University Programme
BTox project
The Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate & the Baltic University
Aims
• Knowledge transfer for implementation & management of EC
legislation of chemical risks for Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
• Support the development of systematic education in human & ecotoxicology at universities in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania.
3 parts:
1) 3 week course for authorities & university teachers, Uppsala,
spring 2003;
2) 20 credits master level course, 6 weeks, Uppsala, fall 2003;
3) 3 week course for authorities & university teachers in Estonia,
Latvia & Lithuania, spring 2004
The Baltic
University Programme
Education for Sustainable Development
• Cooperation with the Ministries of Education in the BSR
• Baltic 21 Education Sector
• Portal for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)
The Baltic
University Programme
In Summary
- a regional university network, since 1991
- coordinated by Uppsala University
- sustainable development
- financed by the Ministry of Education in
Sweden, SI, Sida, Uppsala University,
KK foundation, Interreg IIIB, the Ministry of
Education in Finland
Go Regional - Baltic Sea Region!
www.balticuniv.uu.se
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