Baltic Sea History Project: Partners

The Baltic Sea History Project is based on an open network consisting of 11 partners from all around the Baltic rim.

Academia Baltica, Oeversee, Germany

The Academia Baltica was founded in Lübeck in 2001. It is devoted to raise the awareness for our mutual history, traditions and culture in the Baltic Sea Region and to promote further research of our common heritage. More than 30 events - among them seminars, conferences, summer schools, lectures, excursions - are organized by the Academia Baltica every year. Since 2011, the Academia Baltica is located at the Academic Centre Sankelmark near Flensburg.
Contact: Christian Pletzing, christian. pletzing (at)

Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark

In 2009, historians, archaeologists and other researchers from the Aarhus University created the website danmarkshistorien, which gives an overview of Danish history from ancient times until today. Quickly, it became Denmarks leading website on the topic of Danish history and is used by the educational as well as the private sector to gain qualified informaton. This website adds the Danish perspective on the baltic sea history.
Contact: Anne Sørensen, hisais (at)

Aue-Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland

Aue-Säätiö is devoted to encouraging and promoting the practice of and research on the contacts between the German language areas of Central Europe and the countries of the European Northeast. Its aim is to awake awareness of the rich cultural contacts characterizing the Baltic Sea Area in the past and further its acceptance as an asset for the future. By this, it wants to further mutual integration and understanding in the region and in Europe. Aue-Säätiö supports the research projects of scholars and has its own research director.
Contact: Robert Schweitzer, info (at)

Borussia Foundation, Olsztyn, Poland

The Borussia Foundation in Olsztyn was founded in 2006 by Robert Traba and Kazimierz Brakoniecki. They work actively toward the rescue and protection of cultural heritage in the Warmia and Mazur area and the development of transnational cooperation. Borussia organizes seminars, workshops and educational projects.
Contact: Kornelia Kurowska, kornelia.kurowska (at)

University of Applied Sciences Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

The University of Applied Sciences Lübeck currently offers 30 Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs. Concerning education and training, it has developed innovatice concepts based on online learning through the means of the internet and offers three complete online degree programs and various online training offers for a large and heterogeneous target group. With the Institute for Digital Learning the university has its own and long-experienced organizational unit, which deals with digital teaching and learning technology for online study and further education programs, and strategically develops and offers high-quality solutions and courses. The institute will bring its extensive experience as well as pedagogical and technical knowledge in the field of digital learning and teaching into the Project.
Contact: Arne Welch, welsch (at)

Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

Linnaeus University located in Växjö, has its base in Småland but its stage is the world. The university offers a wide study programme and modern learning spaces. Linnaeus University has always been interested into the Baltic Sea Region with history courses concerned with this topic. Specialist knowledge from the university is added to the Baltic Sea History Project.
Contact: Anders Fröjmark, anders.frojmark (at)

Szczecin University, Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin University is a new, dynamically developing institution with over thirty thousand students. Students may choose from 44 major courses and 58 postgraduate courses. The Institute of History and International Relations consists of 18 professors and has a long tradition of research on the history of Pomeranian and Baltic Sea history.
Contact: Jörg Hackmann, joerg.hackmann (at)

Tallinn City Archives, Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn City Archives is responsible for the preservation, research and dissemination of the knowledge of documental materials on the history of Tallinn. Co-operation of the archives with the research institutions in Tallinn and elsewhere in the field of research and publishing are also important aspect of the activities.
Contact: Juhan Kreem, juhan.kreem (at)

Tartu University, Institute of History and Archaeology, Tartu, Estonia

University of Tartu, Institute of History and Archaeology, founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, is today the only classical university in Estonia, leading centre of research and training. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships.  Contact: Mati Laur, mati.laur (at)

University of Latvia, Faculty for Theology, Riga, Latvia

The University of Latvia was founded in 1919 and currently holds more than 130 study programs. Today, the university takes part in multiple international exchange agreements. Strengthening international communication is a vital part of the university’s interests. In addition, educational mobility plays a major role in the programs. Being part of the Baltic Sea Region establishes close ties to the Baltic Sea History project.
Contact: Valdis Teraudkalns, valdis.teraudkalns (at)

Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas, Kaunas, Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University offers 26 BA and MA degree programmes, and is also engaged in multiple international programs. Furthermore, global education has been integrated into various study programs. The expertise of the Faculty of Humanities in Lithuanian history and their interest in providing a space for multicultural learning are some reasons for their partnership.
Contact: Gledrius Janauskas, giedrius.janauskas (at)