Virtual Lecture Series and Early Career Networking Hour

The Societal Challenges Lecture Series is aimed at early career researchers with a two-fold objective: delivering cutting-edge academic analysis on the diverse problems of our times, and providing international networking opportunities for doctoral researchers and postdocs. The lecture series aims at providing an antidote to impulsive disaster talk through perceptive academic analysis.

Outstanding researchers within the Aurora European University Alliance will give engaging online lectures during the academic year 2023 within two of the Aurora priority domains:

  • Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  • Health & Wellbeing

Delivered online via Zoom, each event begins with a 30-45 minute lecture by an outstanding researcher. You can register for individual dates or the entire series. Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to discuss the lecture, formulate questions for the speaker, and network in breakout rooms for 20 minutes. Finally, the audience and speaker reconvene for a well-prepared, stimulating Q&A.

Take the opportunity to meet your peers as well as renowned researchers from the Aurora partner universities. Expand your network and maybe even start new collaborations in your research area!
Participation will be certified upon request.

Find out more information about the program and registration here.

Full Guest Lecture Program 

January 2023:

24 January 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Science Fundamentalism

25 January 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Immuno-psychiatry: towards precision medicine

February 2023:

01 February 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Diet in the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: PREDIMED STUDIES

09 February 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – To feed or not to feed – How tumor cells adapt to their nutrient environment

March 2023

07 March 2023 14:00–15:30 CET – Complex systems approaches to social sciences illustrated with an analysis of judicial decisions

09 March 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Mendelian disorders of the Epigenetic Machinery: discovery to possible treatments

23 March 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Preparing the Next Generation to Fulfil SDGs: Teaching for Social Innovation

30 March 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Illegal content on digital platforms – a legal perspective

April 2023

13 April 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Ecosystem Health: From single cells to solar system scale

27 April 2023, 14:00–15:30 CET – Cloud Culture: Cinema, Digital Modernity and the Archive

 

International Summer University Programme at Copenhagen Business School

We are happy to inform you that Copenhagen Business School will be organizing International Summer University Programme (ISUP) in Summer 2023.

As part of the ISUP, two Aurora courses will be offered, each for 7,5 ECTS:

 

Bachelor

An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

BHAAI1097U

https://kursuskatalog.cbs.dk/2022-2023/BA-BHAAI1097U.aspx

Graduate

Social Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation

 CCMVI2115U

https://kursuskatalog.cbs.dk/2022-2023/KAN-CCMVI2115U.aspx

 

Duration of the courses: 27 June – 13 July 2023

Exam period: Home assignments written in parallel with the course: 27 June – 14 July 2023.

Please note that in order to help students get the maximum value from ISUP-courses and to jump-start the learning process before the start of classes, students are expected to do a preliminary assignment – eighter a generic test/assignment that will be developed concerning “Nordic Nine” for all bachelor/undergraduate courses or an assignment prepared by the course coordinator & instructor for the graduate courses. The workload is approx.. 20 hours.

 

Application process:

Application period will start on 7 February 2023 at 12.00.

Students will have to fill out an online application through www.cbs.dk/isup

You can read more about the application and student categories here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/study/international-summer-university/application-and-fees

 

The students are asked to tick the AURORA student box and selecting their home university when applying for exchange. Each Aurora Alliance university can nominate up to 6 students to apply and to participate during the programme.

 

Palacký University students who will want to participate need to follow below mentioned procedure:

  • Students needs to register at the application website between 7 February and 14 February 2023 – applications will be accepted on first come, first serve basis
  • At the same time, students must inform about their application (until 15 February the latest) the Aurora Mobility Coordinator on e-mail lyckova@upol.cz

 

Finances:

Students accepted to the programme can apply for Aurora student mobility scheme. Financial fee should cover accommodation, travel and allowance. From January 2023, the new Aurora student mobility scheme will be as follows:

  • Travel allowance: 200 EUR
  • Accommodation etc.: 1-14 days 160 EUR/day, 15-30 days 140 EUR/day

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Admission requirements

 

Housing

  • Accommodation/housing will be available for international students.
  • Link to the application for housing will be sent to students by e-mail in April 2023.
  • Move-in date: 23 June 2023 at 12:00 noon (CET) the earliest.
  • Housing must be financed by the student; however, the home institutions should have mobility money from the Erasmus+ project Aurora Alliance to cover housing and travel costs for their student.

 

Arrival service

Arrival service will be arranged.

 

Social programme

  • Social programme will be available for students.
  • Social programme will be announced in spring 2023 – it is a wonderful opportunity for international participants to get to know each other, Copenhagen, and the Danish culture through specially arranged activities such as guided city tours of Copenhagen, Danish folk-dancing, comedy night as well as a weekend trip around Denmark.

 

Introduction meeting

Date: 26 June 2023. Students will get important information about different aspects of ISUP such as studying at CBS, courses and exams, library resources etc.

 

Electronic transcripts

Electronic transcripts will confirm the courses taken and grades received. We do not issue certificates of attendance, and we do not indicate failing grades on transcripts.

 

Extra information

Please check our websites at www.cbs.dk/isup and the aurora webpage www.cbs.dk/aurora for further information.

The contact person at ISUP for Aurora partners is Casper Lindblad Andresen, and the contact e-mail regarding Aurora courses for both partners and students is aurora@cbs.dk

 

Looking back at the International Summer School: Refugee Law & Rights

In support of our Ukrainian partners at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, the International Summer School Refugee Law & Rights took place between the 15th and 25th of August, in Olomouc. The hybrid school, which was co-organized and implemented by Palacký University Olomouc and Karazin University, welcomed 24 participants both online and in person.

The participants came from six countries including United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and Ukraine, and comprised both undergraduate and postgraduate students of social sciences, mostly from law studies, sociology, and human rights.

During ten dynamic days, the participants followed lectures, engaged in discussions and participated in an extensive evening program, during which the students had a chance to engage with professionals in the field, UNHCR experts, as well as a plenary sessions on Peace Building and Recovery with Karazin University Staff and Peace Education MA student from the University of Innsbruck.

As part of the ongoing Aurora Universities donations and support campaign for Karazin University, the school was able to provide 5 students from Karazin University free of charge online participation, and to engage another 5 university professors and 2 administrative stuff in its organization and full program implementation, alongside the UP and International experts.

A detailed report of the International Summer School on Refugee Law & Rights can be found here.

The full program of the summer school can be found here.

Open Aurora Courses at the Universität Innsbruck.

Open-Aurora-Courses_WiSe22_23_Universitat-Innsbruck_

 

On the Universität Innsbruck Aurora Homepage the students can find all necessary information about the application process and the registration link. Below you will find a list of courses for WiSe 2022 / 2023. In particular, we would like highlight the first course listed, as it is part of the Joint Programme: Understanding Europe.

 

This course is the first part of the Joint Programme: Understanding Europe, formed by the Pilot Domain 3.4.4 – Cultures: Diversity & Identity.  

Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAK_2d7-VuE

This course introduces students into studying the visions and challenges of Europe and European integration in the making. Trans-European conflict, cooperation and integration is addressed from a historical and contemporary perspective: We look at the historical constitution of Europe, its political institutions, societal objectives and symbolic representations in media, film, literature, popular culture and arts. In six learning units, we will cover:

  • The European Union: History and Current Challenges
  • Migration and Mobility
  • Philosophical and Political Concepts of Europe
  • War and Conflict in Europe
  • Imagined Others and Memory Cultures
  • Narratives of Europe in film, literature and arts

Although the official deadline is September 4th, students can still apply and their details will be processed manually.

 

 

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Aurora Innsbruck Office team: Aurora@uibk.ac.atwww.uibk.ac.at/international/aurora/

This semester, take a course at the University of Innsbruck!

We are happy to inform you that in the upcoming winter semester 2022/2023 Universität Innsbruck will offer diverse Bachelor’s and Master’s level open to students of all Aurora universities, including UP students

Registration will be open on August 16,2022 and will be closed on September 4th, 2022.

Interested? More information on the registration process can be found here. You can find our special tutorial video which will guide them through a registration process via the UIBK online system: Aurora Course Offerings – University of Innsbruck (uibk.ac.at).

UIBK offers the following courses:

For more information on the courses, or the registration, contact aurora-courses@uibk.ac.at

If your participation in these courses includes a trip to Innsbruck, we can fund you through our Aurora Student Mobility Scheme. When participating. For more information on the funding possibilities and admin procedure at UP, contact Aurora.up@upol.cz

 

Demography, Epidemiology and Healthy aging – The viewpoint of a geriatrician

On the 14th of September, the Health & Wellbeing group organizes an interesting lecture on Demography, Epidemiology and Healthy aging from the perspective of a geriatrician.

This lecture is organized by Prof. Nicola Ferrara, MD, of UNINA, and doc. Petra Mandysova, MSN, Ph.D. and doc. PhDr.Mgr. Helena Kisvetrová, Ph.D of UPOL. It will touch a wide range of topics, ranging from the demographics of ageing and the concept of healthy ageing, to the genetic approach to ageing and the characteristics of geriatic patients.

The lecture is worth 2 ECTS credits and will take place online. Join us Wednesday 14th of September 2022 at 10:00-13:00
CET at https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97720087100 

Interested, please register by contacting petra.mandysova@upol.cz, before September 12th. 

A full overview of the topics for this lecture can be found here: 

Demography Epidemiology and Healthy aging – The viewpoint of a geriatrician – Sept. 14 2022

Aurora Student Schemes

We are pleased to announce that you can now apply for the Aurora Student Schemes for the upcoming Academic year 2022/2023. Become part of an international community of students by taking on one of the following two roles:  

Student Ambassador

If you want to be a part of an international community of students, the role of Aurora Student Ambassador will be perfect for you. 

In this role, you will be given the opportunity to take part in a variety of online and in-person events, together with students from across all Aurora Universities.

You will be offered several international workshops that will boost you personal and professional development. At the end of the year, you will be invited to participate in the Aurora Student Conference, where you will meet your fellow ambassadors.

Student Champion

This role is created specifically for students that want to go the extra mile.  You will directly work on the key Aurora topics, in addition to the joint activities provided to Aurora Student Ambassadors.

Students that amass at least 15 hours of combined participation in the joint program and the working groups will be given the certificate of Aurora Student Champion.

Program

The program for the student ambassadors and champions will take place between October 2022 to July 2023. In October, a first joint online session will serve as an introduction to the scheme and Aurora in general and you will be given information on the various working groups and activities you could join. 

More detailed information on the program for the academic year 2022/2023 will be announced soon! 

Application

The application is open from July 1st to September 18th, 2022.

Applying is simple, just sign up through the application form below.

Aurora Student Schemes – Application Form

If you have any questions, you can contact your local Aurora Office, or aurora.up@upol.cz.

 

Aurora Student Schemes 22-23 – Flyer

Aurora Student Schemes 22-23 – Poster

 

Aurora Doctoral Pool online at the Aurora Virtual Campus

Bringing together international academics and PhD. Candidates, Aurora is pleased to present the opportunities of the Aurora Doctoral Pool.

For Ph.D. students, the doctoral pool can put you in touch with international experts who are willing to help you with your research, for example, in the role of a secondary supervisor, mentor or dissertation opponent. You search for and contact these experts easily through the Aurora Doctoral Pool Database. 

For academics, the doctoral pool will allow you to work with the brightest Ph.D. candidates from across the Aurora universities and it will give you opportunities, to for example serve on doctoral committees at these universities.  This will of course be a great door-opener to potential research collaboration projects.

Launched as part of the Aurora Virtual Campus, the Aurora Doctoral Pool currently has a database of almost 300 experts in various research field from across our partner universities. Interested academics are welcome to register here.

International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights

We are proud to announce the Call for 9th International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights, this year co-organized between Palacky University Olomouc and V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University with the title: “War-displaced Persons Protection Rights – Case study Ukraine“.

ISS 2022 UP_Karazin Aurora

The school is a continuation of Aurora CDS fundraising and support programme, and a donation to V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.  It is hosted by Law Faculty at Palacky University in Olomouc as a 10-day hybrid training event, possible to attend in-person and online.  

More information can be found via the flyers below and on the official website www.refugees.upol.cz  

Please note the deadline to apply is June 15th!

ISS Call 2022 UP_Karazin_

ISS 2022 UPKarazin Call Aurora

How to innovate your research – Free Online Ph.D. Course on 13, 16 and 21 June 2022

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili from Tarragona presents this FREE online course, imparted in English and designed by doctoral students, as a first approach to co-creation methodologies that Ph.D. students can apply to their research, professional and personal life. Learn how to think about the future in the ideation process and go from idea to action in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment!

Full in formation and the course and its objectives can be found here. 

The course will take place 13, 16 and 21 June 2022 on from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The course has 21 places, 13 for URV and 8 for Aurora PhD students. The places will be given according to the order of registration, which guarantees the teams’ multidisciplinary.

1. You can apply through this online form. Registration deadline is 31/05/22.

2. If you are selected to join the course, you will receive a confirmation email before 02/06/2022.

3. In the following days, you will find the email with the link to the virtual campus with all the needed material and links.

For any additional information, please contact our local Aurora Office: aurora@urv.cat