The BUP Student Conference 2024

The Baltic University Programme’s Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University and Poznan University of Technology are pleased to announce the BUP’s annual Student Conference for 2024. This year’s conference is entitled ‘Changed circumstances and new threats for sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region’. The conference takes place on 15-18 April in Poznan, Poland.

The conference is free of charge and open to bachelor and master students studying at BUP participating universities. In total, 90 students will be selected to take part in the conference.

This conference is organised within the RESCUU (Resilience of Education: Sustainability and Cooperation for Ukrainian Universities) project which is focused on contributing to the resilience of Ukraine’s educational institutions during wartime and supporting Ukrainian teachers, students, and researchers. This conference has a focus on students and is open to students across the Baltic Sea Region.

The learning objectives for the conference are:

Develop students’ expertise in interdisciplinary and intercultural communication.

Introduce and expand students’ skills in different academic activities; workshopping, debating, finding compromise, moderating, and presenting.

Present some of the effects of the war in Ukraine within various fields/sectors.

Problematise the effects of the war in Ukraine within a wider European context for students to understand the relevance and implications within sustainability science and their own country.

Encourage students to become problem-solving thinkers, with a view to the future and continuing a sustainable future/rebuilding .