University of Gdańsk (Lead Partner)

The University of Gdańsk is a well known and dynamically developing institution of higher education in Poland.  It is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region with over 30,000 students, doctoral students and post-graduates and an academic staff of 1,700. The University of Gdansk (UG)  is a leader in Poland in the field of marine research. It has participated in numerous projects associated with marine and coastal environment management. UG is very active in the field of Baltic Sea research and in educational initiatives and  cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Representatives of UG collaboratein regional marine governance networks. UG is also well recognised as a Baltic project developer. The University is responsive to challenges connected with the Baltic Sea along with its motto “In mari via tua”. UG is especially interested in providing a skilled labour force to the blue economy sector.