Palacky University Olomouc is proud to be a part of Aurora, a consortium that gathers nine top research universities under the banner of the European Commission’s flagship European Universities initiative.  Find out below what UP’s participation in Aurora can mean for you as an academic.  


Our participation in Aurora opens up a plethora of opportunities for UP academics and researchers. In bringing together nine leading research universities from across Europe in a long-term cooperation, Aurora aims to improve the profile and societal impact of the research of its institutions.

Furthermore, the Aurora Research & Innovation project aims to allign our universities‘ research strategy, to make joint research with our Aurora partners easier then ever.

In addition, we are currently developing an extensive mapping of available research infrastructure, ranging from equipment and machinery to expertise, to give you further insight in interesting avenues of potential cooperation.

We also have the opportunity to fund you for short mobilities to our partner universities, and set up your research collaborations. Find out more:

Aurora Research Incentive Call

Innovate your teaching

Through Aurora, you will gain access to cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods to further improve your teaching.

We can help you develop joint teaching opportunities with other Aurora Universities, for example through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). 

Aurora’s supports joint teaching centred around four research-driven education hubs: 

  1. Sustainability & Climate Change
  2. Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  3. Health & Wellbeing
  4. Culture: Identities & Diversities

In addition, Aurora facilitates responsible teaching, by encouraging Service Learning and helping you add an SDG-perspective to your teaching. 

Through Aurora, you can innovate you teaching and gain access to innovative methods and toolkits focussing on learning outcomes (LOUIS), changing student mindsets (BEVI), and social entrepreneuship (SEISMIC).

In short, Aurora serves as the platform for you to innovate and develop your teaching, set up joint teaching and more. 



Wether you wish to participate in joint research, teach a class with a colleague from abroad, or just develop cooperation with one of our partners, Aurora can make things easier for you.

Because our universities are commited to long-term strategic cooperation, we can provide you with top-level support for your cooperation, by lowering barriers, streamlining administration, minimalizing paperwork.   

Contact us now for more information!