Aurora Alliance

Originally formed in 2016, Aurora is a consortium of research-intensive universities deeply committed to the social impact of our activities, and with a history of engagement with our communities. Our overall vision is to use our academic excellence in education and research to influence societal change. In the first phase of our collaboration, we have prioritized maximising societal impact of research, strengthening diversity and inclusion, and using student engagement to drive innovation in teaching and learning.

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Palacký University


UP constitutes the member of the Aurora Alliance (9 societally engaged research universities in the EU) committed to European University programme, a 36-month-long strategic partnership supported by the European Commission, Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), under the Erasmus PLUS 2020.


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Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning Course (ICSL) organized by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Do you want to get more out of your Master‘s program and participate in real-life experiences with pioneering communities? Do you want to be better prepared for your career after […]

Meet the Aurora Universities – Webinar Series

We may not have had the opportunity to visit all ten of the other universities, nor indeed those countries, but in the five years since Aurora began, how well do […]

University of Innsbruck – (Service) Design Thinking Course for educators

This (Service) Design Thinking for educators course provides a way for educators to gain new perspectives on teaching, research, and problem-solving. It is a hands-on learning opportunity, not by talking […]


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