Actively participating in academic and international collaboration in the field of Baltic Sea Region Studies has been an essential part of the BSRS programme of the University of Turku. This occurs on many different levels; from the contribution of individual researchers to larger programme-based activities. This page lists some of the international projects the programme has participated in.
Since 2005 the program offers a joint Master's degree program with partner universities in the Baltic Sea Region, see partners.
In the Autumn 2008 started a new form of collaboration with the International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies in the University of Glasgow. In 2011 the programme has been recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme of ‘outstanding academic quality'.
See partners for more information,
In 2005-2009 the BSRS programme of the University of Turku has been a partner in BalticStudyNet. BalticStudyNet was a project funded by the European Commission and its aim was to globally promote the BSR as an area of top-quality, innovative higher education. It was an international network of eight universities from all EU countries around the Baltic Sea.
To see a map showing all the BalticStudyNet partners click here.
In 2008-2013 the BSRS programme joins the Nordplus programme as a network under the title: Understanding Societal Change: A Regional Consortium for the Advancement of Transition Studies, coordinated by the Eurocollege of the University of Tartu. The network arranges annually 1-3 thematic fieldtrips/seminar for partner universities' students in the BSR countries.
Consortium partner institutions: EuroCollege, University of Tartu; Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki; Department of Government, Uppsala University; Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University; School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus; Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University College; Baltic Sea Region Studies, University of Turku; Department of Political Science, University of Latvia; Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
International Summer Schools
In May-June 2011, The San Diego State University (SDSU) organised an international Summer School “Turku 2011: Sustainability and Culture in the Baltic Sea Region" in cooperation with the Baltic Sea Region Studies programme and Åbo Akademi. Organised in Turku, the summer school, also included a site visit to Växjö, Sweden. The school examined the themes of sustainable development, the environment and culture, giving special attention to how these themes are realised in the Turku 2011 productions. For more information, see:
In September 2011, the BSRS programme participates for the third time in the international summer school 'Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st Century'. Held in Berlin, the Summer school is coordinated by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in collaboration with Københavns Universitet, Turun Yliopisto, Tartu Ülikool, Uniwersytet Gdansk, Latvijas Universitate and Vilniaus Universitetas. See:
International summer school 'The Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st Century', September 1-12, 2010, in Berlin, jointly organized by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Københavns Universitet in cooperation with the following institutions::Turun Yliopisto, Tartu Ülikool, Uniwersytet Gdansk. See: http://international.hu-berlin.de/an_die_hu-en/sommer-winter-unis/sommeruniversitat/energy/index_html/?set_language=en
LLP-ERASMUS-Intensive Programme: Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st century, summer school 1st - 12th September, 2009, jointly organised by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Köbenhavns Universitet in cooperation with University of Turku, University of Tartu and University of Gdansk.
Further information: http://international.hu-berlin.de/an_die_hu-en/sommer-winter-unis/sommeruniversitat/energy/index_html/?set_language=en