Baltic University Programme Spring 2018 Students' Conference

BUP's Spring 2018 Students'Conference

28 May - 1 June 2018, Großschönau/Zittau, Germany

Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation, organized by the Baltic University Programme (BUP), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

The goal of the Conference is to contribute to learn and discuss about the role of technological and social innovations for sustainable development. Within the academic sessions, we will focus on resource and energy efficiency issues in industrial production. Here we will shed light on cutting-edge technological innovations in the context of Industry 4.0 and digitalization. In cooperation with Fraunhofer IWU, one of the leading institutes of resource-efficient production of fiber-reinforced polymers, participants will gain insight into current research activities of laboratories, ie with a demonstration of rapidly prototyping 3D-printers. In addition to modern adhesive manufacturing, the following days will be devoted to electro mobility. Participants will get the chance to take part in expert sessions on e-mobility roll-out and can discuss possible resource constraints and social-ecological side effects of this mostly lithium-based technological trajectory. The acacemic sessions are complemented by a field trip to the VW factory in Dresden, where the company produces its eGolf, and various social events. Presentations, group discussions and group works will provide learning opportunities for participants, create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and will result in an even stronger BUP network for sustainable development. The conference site is located in a holiday resort amidst the picturesque Zittau Mountains.



The students' conference is organized under the the Baltic University Programme's 2018 German Presidency and will take place in Großschönau and Zittau, Germany. Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. Bernd Delakowitz and his team from HSZG chair the local organizer group which, together with Maria Hejna from the Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat at Uppsala University, will be the main organizer of the conference.


Selection of BUP students

Teachers of BUP courses and/or BUP contact persons at all involved universities are asked to choose students interested in the topic, list them according to their priority, and send the list to their national BUP centre. Students coming from our member and/or participating universities are welcome to apply for participation in the conference. Students from BUP member universities will, however, be given priority. Please note that all students applying should have a recommendation from their local BUP teacher, BUP contact person or their national BUP center.
The national BUP centres will be responsible for selecting a final list of participants from the respective countries. For a list of BUP centres see:

Please remember to include the email address of every student in the list you are sending to your centre. The students will then receive a task to prepare for the conference. The centres will compile a list according to the student's activity within the programme and deliver it to the BUP secretariat/Maria Hejna for a final selection of student candidates for the conference.


Selection of HSZG students

HSZG students are required to apply at our organizing team by sending their application form to Markus Will m.will(at)


Numbers of students

All BUP centres are welcome to select up to 5 students per country. Please consider sending more, if a country fails to fill up its places they can be divided among the others.

Costs and fees

The conference is free of charge for students from BUP member universities. All expenses for accommodation, food and local transportation will be covered by the Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat. All other students are required to pay a course fee of 250 EUR per person. However, all students will have to bear their travel costs to and from Zittau, Germany themselves. BUP centres and teachers are kindly asked to advise and help students to find financial support for their travel expenses. Please refer to the updated list of BUP member universities on the BUP website (

Place and time

The conference will take place in the Trixi Park holiday resort, Jonsdorfer Str. 40, 02779 Großschönau (near Zittau), Germany.

It will begin on Monday, 28 May and end around noon on Friday, 1 June 2018. All participating students are kindly asked to be present during the whole conference.


Arrival and departure

Bus transfer to the conference site will be provided from Zittau train station on Monday afternoon and on Friday. Please book your travel back home no earlier than around 2 pm.  
After having received their letter of acceptance, all students should please confirm their participation and inform us about their time of arrival and departure to/from Zittau. For this purpose we will provide a link to the conference website.



Main organizer:
Maria Hejna, Network Manager, The Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: + 46 (0) 704250087,

Email: maria.hejna(at)

Local organizers:      
Prof. Dr. Bernd Delakowitz, Anke Zenker-Hoffmann, Markus Will,
Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences

Email: m.will(at)




Letzte Änderung: 4. Juni 2018


Markus Will
Tel.: +49 3583-612-4759

Email: m.will(at)


BUP Website

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