BalticStudyNet - Promoting Baltic Sea Region Higher Education
worldwide has been a project under the European Commission's
Erasmus Mundus programme. It has been conducted by a consortium
of eight partner universities all around the Baltic Sea and
has run from December 15, 2006 until December 14, 2009.
BalticStudyNet's aim has been to globally promote the Baltic
Sea Region (BSR) as an area of top-quality, innovative higher
education. The focus has been on study and research opportunities
regarding political, historical, economic and cultural perspectives
on the BSR. Target regions have been North America, Russia
including the Caucasus and Central Asia, Australia, China
The central activity has been a comprehensive promotion
campaign featuring the BSR and its higher education structures.
It included (a) a travelling exhibition and (b) innovative
"Lecture and Promotion Tours" to higher education and related
institutions in third countries to impart knowledge about
the BSR and its higher education structures. (c) Workshops
for multipliers from third-country higher education institutions
introducing them to the BSR and its higher education sector
have been held and (d) a textbook containing basic knowledge
about the BSR and other marketing material have been produced.
By learning about possibilities of study and research in the BSR, students,
scholars and higher education institutions from third countries benefit
for their academic work. Through the worldwide marketing of BSR study
and research possibilities, higher education institutions in the Baltic
Sea Region benefit from a growing influx of international students and researchers.