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International Projects

International Projects

Joint Degree programmes

In 2005- 2013 the Master's programme  was offered as a joint programme with partner universities in the Baltic Sea Region, incl. one semester compulsory studies at one of the partner universities
University of Tartu, University of Latvia, Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania, and Humboldt-zu-Berlin University (2008-2011). From 2014 on this collaboration continues in other optional forms.
In the Autumn 2008 started a new form of double degree 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''.
      • IMRCEES Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme

Joint Curriculum Development Activities – some examples

In 2005-2009 the BSRS programme of the University of Turku has been a partner in the BalticStudyNet.
The BalticStudyNet was a project funded by the EU/Erasmus Mundus programme, 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.
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.
From the Academic year 2013-2014 on the collaboration under the title "Sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region", coordinated by the Eurofaculty of the University of Tartu.
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; BSRS, University of Turku; Department of Political Science, University of Latvia; Riga Graduate School of Law.

Joint 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.

ERASMUS-Intensive Programme: Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st century

In September 2009, 2010 and 2011 the BSRS programme participated 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.