The governance structure of the Aurora Alliance is described in the following chart.
The internal structure of the Aurora Alliance, and how we work is detailed in the chart below.
Aurora Alliance has 6 work packages of which three are substantive (WP 3, 4, and 5) and 3 technical. (WP 1, 2, and 6) Together these work packages contain 26 activities. In the diagram, all activities are listed, and the activities led or co-led by UP are highlighted.
WP1: Management & Leadership
One of three technical work packages, the first work package deals with the program management and coordination of the Aurora Alliance. WP1 is lead by VU Amsterdam in its role of coordinating institute for the Aurora Alliance. The WP features participants from all member universities and is divided into five tasks.
Local WP1 Leader: Martin Kudláček
Concerned with communications, this task ensures the reciprocal flow of information relevant for the implementation of the Aurora Alliance and its goals.
Task 1.3 deals with keeping track of and ensuring adequate feedback on the execution of task and achievement of deliverables
Task 1.4 ensures the effective, efficient and legitimate allocation and accounting of resources, throughout the Aurora Alliance
One of the three technical work packages, Work Package 2 is concerned with the monitoring and ensuring the quality of the Aurora Alliance. WP2 is led by the University of Iceland, featuring participants from all member universities, and is divided into five tasks.
Local WP2 Leader:
Creating an integrated quality management system, in which all work package teams, and all activity teams share responsibility.
This task aims to guarantee the regular assessment deliverables, task and processes to ensure they are relevant, that they reach the intended impact, are coherent with other activities, are sustainable and embraced by students, staff and external stakeholders.
This task team will train academics and support staff in the use of Service Learning and Internship to enhance the development of students’ skills, attitudes, and behavioral intentions. We will analyze the impact on actual development of these skills, attitudes, and behavioral intentions.
Task 3.3 and its sub-activities aim to create an Aurora Education Area with recognized mobility for all.
This Task Team strives to understand and overcome recognition & mobility obstacles students and staff might face when opting for an exchange withing the Aurora Alliance
Ensuring plurilingualism through opening existing language-learning opportunities (courses, labs, platforms, games) across the Aurora Alliance is the goal of this task team.
This task team will set up the Aurora Open Educational Resources platform.
This Task Team will test and implement our innovations in competences and mobility opportunities as well the SDG perspective across all programs in Aurora’s four pilot domains: Sustainability & Climate Change; Digital Society & Global Citizenship; Health & Well-being; and Culture: Diversity & Identity
This task aims to make co-creation a generally accepted embedded practice with academics skilled in co-creation as a technique.
Co-led by UP’s Marie Jadrnickova, Task 4.2 is concerned with developing academic collaboration within Aurora towards the intra-Alliance optimum, enhancing cross-fertilization between education and research.
Focused on Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, this task team strived to turn this concept into a common field of expertise at the Alliance level.
The CDS Program, led by UP’s Selma Porobic and Tereza Kalouskova, aims to narrow the gap in quality in higher education & research in different parts of Europe by supporting universities in CE Europe and Neighboring Countries in strengthening their capacity for academic excellence and societal relevance.
This task concerns turning the SDGs into a leading narrative for research in the Aurora Alliance.
The Task Team for 5.2.2 will open an Alliance-wide common SDG course, available to all Aurora Students, and add an SDG perspective to regular existing topical courses.
One of three technical Work Packages, WP6 aspires to contribute to active sharing of good practices, experiences and outcomes with other institutions and networks. It aims to create the Aurora European University as a lasting institution as part of the European Education Area. It is led by the University of Napoli Federico II, in cooperation with Palacký University Olomouc.
Local WP Leader:
The task team for the Aurora sustainability of change plan is led by Dalibor Mikulas from UP, with participants from several Alliance Universities. The task team will use and work with together with other WPs to enhance the sustainability of the Aurora European University Alliance.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) should be seen as a guiding principle for the Aurora Alliance, providing an excellent expression of the core Aurora objective of matching academic excellence with societal relevance.