Folder Course Materials & Other Publications

The BUP has produced a number of textbooks, booklets, films and other course materials. The course material is organised in a number of suggested courses.

In addition the BUP has also produced some handbooks, reports, etc.

All the published material is free to download.


Folder A Sustainable Baltic Region

A Sustainable Baltic Region
The course A Sustainable Baltic Region deals with sustainable use and management of natural resources, the long-term protection of our environment and the sustainable organizations of human societies from the level of households to those of municipalities, cities and countries. The course has been organized as ten "packages". There is an introductory part explaining the fundamental notions of sustainability and its historical background. Then follow four themes of more technical and natural science character. The second part consists of four themes of social science character and the course is finished by a topic of implementation and Agenda 21. Important issues are energy, material flows, economy and ethics, as well as industry, agriculture, transport, community development and Agenda 21 practices.
Series editor: Lars Rydén
© 1997. The Baltic University Programme
Uppsala, Sweden

Folder Area Studies

Area Studies

The Area Studies courses are undergraduate courses that treat the Baltic Sea region and its societies under eight headings: history, culture, languages, democracy, multiculturality, social conditions, economics, and security. The courses deal mostly with the conditions in the region after the systems change in 1989-91. Regional development is in focus with emphasis on democracy, human rights and economics. 

Folder BUUF - Baltic University Urban Forum

BUUF - Baltic University Urban Forum
The Baltic University Urban Forum (BUUF) was a cooperation between cities/towns and universities in the Baltic Sea region to promote sustainable development
The BUUF project aimed to develop strategies for sustainable development for cities and towns. 20 cities and towns, and 15 universities in 9 countries took part in the project.
The project produced three series of booklets:
I. BUUF Guidebooks
II. BUUF City Status Reports
III. Common Documents

Folder Ecosystem Health & Sustainable Agriculture

Ecosystem Health & Sustainable Agriculture
Ecosystem Health & Sustainable Agriculture is a series of three books.
  1. Sustainable Agriculture
  2. Ecology and Animal Health
  3. Rural Development and Land Use
These three books are based on experience from the Baltic Sea and Great Lakes Regions and written by prominent experts and scientists from the two regions. Two networks have been involved in the production of he books, The Baltic University Programme (BUP) and the Envirovet Baltic Networks. The Envirovet Baltic, a network of environmental health scientist/ educators from USA and the nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea, was founded in 2001 on an initiative of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
and the Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala,

Folder Education for Change

Education for Change
The teaching materials for the Education for Change course consists of the handbook Education for Change: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning Sustainable Development. The materials also includes two booklets: Guidelines for Consultants and a Manual for Participants.
The material is available in the following languages: English, Estonia, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish.

Folder Environmental Management

Environmental Management

The Environmental Management Book Series

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important in all parts of society. Up till now good educational material has largely been lacking. This series of books, and orher material connected to them, support master level training in environmental management in higher education. The books can be used for all relevant university educational programmes, although they are especially suitable for engineering programmes.

The series is the result of a cooperation between specialists at universities and practicians in the Baltic Sea region: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus as well as the Netherlands. 

Folder Environmental Science

Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Understanding, protecting and managing the environment in the Baltic Sea Region
Editors: Lars Rydén, Pawel Migula and Magnus Andersson
Publication date: 2003
Pages: 824 pages. Ill.
This book has been written to provide students in the Baltic Sea region with material to study environmental science as it has developed and been applied in their own countries. The environmental problems we face here, and need to solve here, are specifically addressed in the book. The extraordinary resources we have in this region, which we should protect, are also described.
The Baltic Sea region hosts a population of close to 100 million people. It constitutes 15% of all Europe. The environmental issues are important and the concern for the environment is mounting both in the east and the west. Environmentally concerned individuals often go first. However, today environmental issues become increasingly important in legislation, economics and in business activities of all kinds. A competence in environmental science will therefore be needed in many professions.
About half of the book treats the environment itself and the other half how society deals with it. The first part of the book introduces the basics of environmental science. The second part deals with the environmental impact on the environment. The third part of the book deasl with how the society reacts to this impact. The final part of the book deals with the development of good management practices.

Folder English for Environmental Science

English for Environmental Science
This course material was produced to provide students in the Baltic Sea region with an opportunity to improve their professional command of the English language. The series of videos contains examples and excercises on how to communicate environmental issues in English.
The films are preferably to be used together with the course book by the same title which is written by Elena Korshuk et al.

Folder Integrated Stormwater Management

Integrated Stormwater Management

The course "Sustainable Stormwater Management and Ecosystem Services" was developed by the partners Turku University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and Kaunas University of Technology, supported by the Baltic University Programme Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The work was funded by the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

The course is meant for BSc, MSc and PhD students who are interested in stormwater management, city planning and water-related technologies, as well as other interested persons working in government agencies and industry.

The course is structured around 3 modules:

a) The first module gives a general introduction into the subject from an EU perspective. National policies and legislation in Lithuania, Germany and Finland are introduced briefly. General planning tools and methods are presented.
b) The second module presents technical solutions and tools for stormwater management, including assessment of runoff and different types of infrastructure.
c) The third module provides tools and practical examples for detailed planning of sustainable stormwater management solutionsand ecosystem services. Concrete examples from Finland are presented, along with opinions of local planners and other professionals.


All modules can also be worked on separately.

Folder Reports

Reports produced by the Baltic University Programme.

Folder Superbs

Sustainable Urban Patterns around the Baltic Sea
Case Studies
Series editor: Lars Rydén
Baltic University Press 2002

Folder Sustainable Development Course

Sustainable Development Course
The Sustainable Development Course (SDC) is an online course. It is an update of the original course A Sustainable Baltic Region (SBR) from 1997. The SDC online course is free of charge and for everyone. The SDC online course was first published on the internet in 2013 and has been slightly updated in 2018
Below you will find the course materials possible to download.

Folder Sustainable Water Management

Sustainable Water Management
The Sustainable Water Management courses intend to give a professional knowledge on the state of the water resources in the Baltic region, their present use and management. The courses also deal with the challenge of creating sustainable water use practices in the different countries in the Baltic Sea catchment area.
The course material consists of three textbooks:

  1. The Waterscape
  2. Water Use and Management
  3. River Basin Management
The textbooks are also available in a Russian language version

Folder Other

Other publications 

Folder P-stop

Teaching and learning for sustainable development - about laundry, lavatory and underwater ecosystems

Authors: Gunnel Bergström, Gitte Jutvik and Krzysztof Kochan.
46 pages
P-stop is a handbook on learning for sustainable development - about laundry, lavatory and underwater ecosystems. The handbook is available in English, Latvian, Polish and Russian.

Folder Uzwater

The Uzwater compendia are produced exclusively for master level courses at the universities in the Uzwater project. The compendia are free of charge. They are, however, not to be made freely available on the internet or sold. Thus you have to login first to download the compendia.
Photo: Adam Jones  CC BY-SA 2.0

Folder Climate Change and Climate Science

Climate Change and Climate Science