Baltic University Programme 2018 Students' Spring 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.

  • Organizers

    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.

  • Application and Selection of BUP students

    Students coming from BUP member or/and participating universities are welcome to apply for participation in the conference. Students from the BUPs members universities will, however, be given priority as well as the participation for them is free of charge. Please notice that all students applying should have a recommendation from the local BUP’s teacher, BUP’s contact person at the university, or the BUP’s national center.

    Students have to apply to their respective national centre by sending an application form attached. The national BUP’s centres will be responsible for selecting a final list of participants from the respective countries. See the list of BUP's centres at:

    Please observe that students from the countries where the position of the centre is vacant (Sweden, North- West Russia, Belarus ) are welcome to apply directly to the Coordinating Secretariat (Lyudmyla.babak(at)

    Deadline is the 20th of March 2018.

  • 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

    The conference is free of charge for students from the BUP's Members' Universities and for them all costs of accommodation, food, and local transportation will be covered by the Baltic University Programme coordinating secretariat. A course fee of 250 EUR per person applies for all other students. All students must however cover all travel costs to and from Zittau, Germany themselves. BUPs Centres and teachers are kindly asked to advice and help students to find financial support for their travel costs. Please see the updated list of BUP's Members' Universities on the BUP web site:

  • Place and time

    The conference will take place in the holiday ressort Trixi Park, Jonsdorfer Str. 40, 02779 Großschönau close to Zittau, Germany.
    The Conference will start on Monday, 28th of May and end around noon on Friday, 01st of June 2018. All participating students are kindly asked to take part in the entire 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.

  • Confirmation

    After having received their letter of acceptance for participation all students are kindly asked to confirm their participation and inform about the time of arrival and departure to/from Zittau. For this registration we will provide a link to the conference website.


Main organizer:

Lyudmyla Babak, Network Manager, The Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: + 46 (0) 704250087,

Email: Lyudmyla.babak(at)

Local organizers:     

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

Email: m.will(at)

Foto: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Markus Will
Fakultät Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften
02763 Zittau
Külzufer 2
Gebäude Z VI, Raum 208
2. Obergeschoss
+49 3583 612-4759