Linking the academic world and the business world. Bringing companies and universities together. The Baltic Sea Academy was established in February 2010. Common objective is to bridge the business world, in particular of small and medium sized companies, with the academic world.

The main objectives of the Baltic Sea Academy are: 
 • Strengthening the economic competitiveness of the Baltic Sea region and developing an intensive cooperation with a high spatial identification.
 • Support of the medium-sized economy and the skilled crafts, in particular all transnational activities and international cooperation’s. 
 • Promotion of vocational training, excellent education of businessmen and executives of the medium-sized economy in form of dual bachelor studies as well as further training
 • Furtherance of economic and cultural development in the partial regions of the Baltic Sea Region as well as support for experience exchange and cooperation orientated on regional strengths.

The overall goal of the 19 academic insitutions of the Baltic Sea Academy is to foster the cooperation of educational- and research oriented institutions with small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Baltic Sea Academy fosters the cooperation of educational and research oriented institutions with small and medium-sized enterprises.

In accordance with the Bologna Process regarding the development and realisation of Bachelor and Master Degree courses, in particular with regard to the “SME” target group for various specialist disciplines (e.g. Technology, Business Studies, Design, Environment and Energy etc.).
The focus here is in particular on dual study programmes that combine degree study with vocational training or further development.
The cooperation in terms of an apprenticeship may apply to different aspects, for instance
 • Exchange of experiences and information
 • Development of Curricula
 • Further development of professional education and further professional development programmes – preferably with internationally recognised qualifications
 • Exchange of lecturers and students
 • Common study programmes, in particular dual bachelor study courses, common symposia, seminars, etc

Implementing applied research and development projects, especially for the target group of “SMEs” covering diverse enquiries. If possible, small and medium-sized enterprises should be involved in these projects that are training partners within the framework of dual degree courses and other businesses from the 11 Baltic countries. Cooperation in the area of research and development can concern different aspects, for instance
 • Exchange of experiences and information
 • Establishing an agreed division of work with specialisations at the individual locations
 • Joint realisation of projects in connection with apprenticeships, e.g. Bachelor dissertations
 • Joint development, funding application and realisation of projects with funding from the EU and/or national funding monies
 • Joint processing of orders by companies.

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Contact information
Baltic Sea Academy
Address: Blankeneser Landstrasse 7, 22587 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +40 822 447 0
Fax: +40 822 447 22