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Survey statistics has a long history in the Nordic countries - in university education, research and practice. Co-operation between Baltic and Nordic countries in the field of survey statistics began in 1992 - between universities as well as statistical agencies. A Baltic-Nordic network for co-operation on education and research in survey statistics grew continuously since 1996. Since then the network has expanded to include partner universities from Ukraine and further, from Belarus.

The functioning and activities of the Baltic-Nordic-Ukrainian Network on Survey Statistics - BNU Network are described in an article by Gunnar Kulldorff (1927-2015), the founder of the network. The article "STATISTICAL SCIENCE IS INTERNATIONAL – AND SURVEY STATISTICS IS COOL AND HOT" is published in the Lithuanian Journal of Statistics - Lietuvos statistikos darbai, 2014, vol. 53, No 1, pp. 78–87, and is available here

In MemoriamGunnar Kulldorff (6.12.1927 – 25.6.2015)   

Summer School on Survey Statistics 2020

Summer School 2020 is postponed. Summer School 2020 will be organized in 24-28 August 2020 in Minsk, Belarus.

Details will be announced.

Other Forthcoming Events

NORDSTAT 2021 - The 28th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics will be held in 21-24 June 2021 in Tromsø, Norway

SAE2021 - Conference on Small Area Estimation will be held in 5–7 July 2021 in Naples, Italy, as a satellite conference of the ISI World Statistics Congress (The Hague, July 11–15, 2021)

Past Events

62st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC), 18-23 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ITACOSM 2019 – 6th ITAlian COnference on Survey Methodology, 5-7 June 2019, Florence, Italy

NTTS 2019 - New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) Conference, 12-14 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Francophone Survey Sampling Colloquium, 24-26 October 2018, Lyon, France

BigSurv 2018 Conference - Exploring new statistical frontiers at the intersection of survey science and big data, 25-27 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Second International Conference on the Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys (MOLS2),  25-27 July 2018, Essex, UK

European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics 2018 (Q2018),  26-29 June 2018, Krakow, Poland

SAE 2018 - Small Area Estimation 2018, 16-18 June 2018, Shanghai, China

61st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC), 16-21 July 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

SAE 2017 Conference, 10-12 July 2017, Paris, France

ITACOSM 2017, 14-16 June 2017, Bologna, Italy

European Big Data Hackathon, 13-15 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

NTTS 2017 - New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) Conference, 14-16 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

SAE 2016 Conference, 17-19 August 2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands 

ISI 2015 Conference - 60th World Statistics Congress –  26–31 July 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SAE 2015 Conference, 3-5 August 2015 in Santiago, Chile

NTTS Conferences -  New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics -  2015 / 2013 / 2011 / 2009 in Brussels, Belgium

SAE 2014 Conference, 3-5 September 2014 in Poznan, Poland

NORDSTAT 2014, 2-6 June 2014 in Turku, Finland

EMOS - The 2nd Workshop on a European Masters in Official Statistics - 26 - 27 June 2014, University of Helsinki, Finland.

IVC2014 - The International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics - 30 June -  4 July 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania

NORDSTAT 2012, 10-14 June 2012, in Umeå, Sweden

SAE2011, 11-13 August 2011, in Trier, Germany

Quality in Official Statistics Q2010 Conference, 4-6 May 2010, Helsinki, Finland

RRC09 - Rhine River Cruise - Recent Advances in Small Area Statistics, 22-23 June 2009, at the Upper Middle Rhine World Heritage, Germany

Past Events Organized by the BNU Network

More than 100 month-long exchange visits have been made by university teachers, research students and government statisticians in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine to partner universities in Finland and Sweden.

Annual conferences, workshops and summer schools have been arranged by the Network since 1997:

 Last update 4 January 2021

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