Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN) is a network for university governance, management and administration uniting 26 member institutions from Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Russia.
It was established in 2000 on the initiative of the University of Turku in order to enhance cooperation of higher education institutions in the Baltic Sea region.
BSRUN supports exchange of information and experiences among members, holds events and contributes to joint projects focused on management and administration of universities in order to train the new senior management of the universities and to establish professional links for them with their colleagues in the neighboring countries.
BSRUN has strategic partnerships with intergovernmental institutions like CBSS and BSPC to provide expert counseling on the regional cooperation and development.
The main fields of interest for BSRUN are University Governance, Educational Reforms, Internationalization, Campus Development and Management, etc.
The symbol of the Network is the Bengtskär lighthouse which testifies both to the maritime culture of the region and the enlightenment that universities bring to their environments.