The area around the Baltic Sea can be called a region
of higher education. Since 1990, no group of actors within the region
has been more actively engaged in joining forces and creating new
networks for transnational co-operation than universities and research
institutions. The Baltic Sea region has thus much to offer for both
students and teachers.
One of the most promising innovations in this context has been
the development of Baltic Sea Region Studies. This area studies
programme, which is the result of the co-operation among 11 universities
in all Baltic Sea countries led by the Berlin Baltic Sea School,
entails two years of academic training in politics, history, economy,
and culture of the Baltic Sea region in order to qualify students
to obtain the degree of a "Master in Baltic Sea Region Studies".
Several universities in the region have already implemented the
new master programme, namely in Turku (Finland) and Tartu (Estonia),
at the University of Latvia (Riga), and at Vytautas Magnus University
in Kaunas (Lithuania). If you wish to find out more about the Baltic
Sea Region Studies programmes at these universities, please follow
the links on this page.