BUP Summer Course 2017

Dear BUP-friends and colleagues,

we are happy to announce that the registration for this years BUP Summer Course is now open!

Please spread the flyer attached in your networks and encourage students to apply for registration.

As seats are limited we will have to make a selection. 

You can find the link to the registration page in the flyer (attached to this email).

Deadline for Registration is 31st July 2017! 

Best regards,

Markus Will

Baltic University Programme (BUP)

German National Center

BUP Summer Course 2017

SDG 11: Towards Sustainable Cities and Municipalities – the Circular Economy Approach and Urban Ecology”.
Organized by the Baltic University Programme (BUP) with Lodz University of Technology, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
and the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/GĂśrlitz
Rogow, Poland, 19-23th September 2017


More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of all humanity. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. Making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, and upgrading slum settlements. It also involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in a way that is both participatory and inclusive.

Against this background, during the summer school it will be discussed in which way cities and municipalities can contribute to UN SGD 11: “Sustainable Cities and Communities†. In particular, issues such as: air pollution control, noise protection, climate change adaptation, rainwater use, urban gardening and use, revitalization of abandoned areas, waste reduction based on circular economy and energy efficiency in general.


Local government officials, engineers, practitioners, and students from around Baltic countries. Students from all subjects currently registered at universities across the Baltic Sea region are especially welcome to attend the BUP Summer Course 2017 in Rogow. Interested participants need to register by   July 30, 2017 at the latest.

Registration Link (scroll down to the bottum of the page):


No registrations will be accepted after this deadline. All cost of the event (i.e. food and accommodation) are covered, thus, there is no participation fee. However, participants have to cover their own travel expenses.


Format of Modules and Accreditation

Tuesday, 19.09.2017
till 17:00 Arrival
17:00 Announcement of administrative issues
and organization, key note
19:00 Dinner
Wednesday, 20.09.2017
Morning Lectures on urban ecology, air pollution and noise control in urban areas
Afternoon Workshops and lectures
Evening Bonfire, BBQ and socializing at Rogow Aboretum (campfire songs – open stage)
Thursday, 21.09.2017
Morning Lectures on urban ecology, sustainable cities and transition towns, e-Mobility
Afternoon Excursion/guided city tour to Lodz on urban ecology
19:00 Dinner
Friday, 22.09.2017
Moring Lectures on circular economy and waste management, group work (N.N.)
Afternoon Presentation of group work, Departure (of some students)
Evening Farewell dinner (for those who stay)


Each session will be delivered by means of lectures, followed by discussions. In addition to the sessions, group work will be performed. Upon completion of the Summer Course, participants will be required to write short essays (8-10 pages) on sustainable urban development or the circular economy topics, which will subsequently be assessed. The work performed in the framework of the Summer Course can be used as certificate of further education and will be granted with 1-2 credits (according to the ECTS).


An official BUP-certificate of participation will be issued by the Baltic University Programme to all participants who have attended the Summer Course and have successfully submitted their essays.


Some students will have to leave Friday afternoon. Please let us know whether you will stay until Saturday morning to better organize farewell dinner and Sat breakfast