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Join the First Series of Aurora Peace Talks

Join us from September for the first series of Aurora Peace Talks. This lecture series will feature talks by our colleagues from Kharkiv and beyond, and allows them to share […]

Rector Martin Procházka elected President of the Aurora university network

Martin Procházka, Rector of Palacký University Olomouc, will lead the European university network Aurora as of the new academic year. He was elected its president by the Aurora General Council […]

Aurora Statement in Support of Karazin University

It is with great concern that we have witnessed the latest developments in the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. The recent advances by the Russian army into the Kharkiv region, […]

Aurora Staff Training in Ohrid Equips Academics for International Teaching

On the 18th of April, the first Aurora Capacity Development Staff Training took place in Ohrid, North Macedonia. In a bid to enhance global learning opportunities, the COIL Staff Training, […]

Sign up for the Aurora UP Newsletter!

Four times a year we aim to inform you about many exciting collaboration opportunities and the results and impact of work carried out by our academics, scientists, students, management and […]

Aurora Newsletter – March 2024

Last week, Aurora published its first newsletter of 2024. The newsletter features a wide variety of news and community updates. It includes an interview with UP student Hanus Patera, who […]

Save the date: International Conference on ‘The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding’

The Aurora Karazin University Peace Education Hub invites you to a 5-day International Conference on ‘The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding’ hosted by the Unit for Peace and Conflict […]

Elevate your conversations about science with our Science Communication Training at AFO!

During AFO, you are invited to two enganging sessions on science communication! Join us at Fort Science, as Anna Aris and Sem Barendse of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam lead help you […]

Call for Incentive Research Collaboration

To foster tangible scientific and academic collaboration, this call aims to promote cooperation between researchers, and create new or consolidate existing scientific relationships. Its vision is to build robust scientific […]

Karazin University Support

Karazin University Support V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University has been participating in the Aurora Capacity Development Programme since the Aurora Alliance’s establishment in November 2020. This activity aims to […]

Aurora Student Schemes 2023/2024

Do you want to broaden your horizons? Are you looking to meet students from all over Europe and develop your personal Schemes?  In that case the Aurora Student Ambassador or […]

Aurora’s MoU on Sharing Infrastructure and Resources paves the way for research collaboration

On October 17th, the signing of the Aurora Research Infrastructure and Resources Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was one of the highlights of the Aurora Fall Biannual 2023. Thirteen Aurora universities, […]

Looking back at the Aurora Fall Biannual 2023

Last month, Palacký University Olomouc hosted the Aurora Fall Biannual 2023 on October 17th and 18th for in Olomouc, Czechia. The event brought together over 200 participants hailing from 18 […]

Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies

We invite proposals for a forthcoming scholarly book on suburban studies. This interdisciplinary book aims to explore the complex, diverse, and dynamic nature of suburbs, their histories, and their futures. […]

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transdisciplinary Conference on Sub/urban Studies

We invite scholars and researchers from various disciplines to submit papers for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on Suburban Studies that takes place on May 13-14, 2024 at Palacký University, Olomouc, […]

Aurora Newsletter – July 2023

Aurora has released its latest newsletter taking a cloaser look at the exiting developments surrounding our upcoming Aurora 2030 programme. In the newsletter we also look forward to the Aurora […]

Aurora’s European University programme secured continued funding

Aurora’s European University programme secured continued funding Palacký University Olomouc is delighted to announce that the Aurora European University programme has secured a second round of funding under the 2023 European […]

Aurora Student Council

Aurora Student Council The Aurora Student Council  is made up of representatives from across the Aurora Universities, working to support and help advise the Aurora universities’ senior management to help […]

Aurora Student Ambassador Program

Aurora Student Ambassador Program Do you want to broaden your horizons? Are you looking to meet students from all over Europe and develop your personal and professional competences? In that case […]

The Aurora Student Conference brought together the Aurora Student Community

We are thrilled to share the highlights of the Aurora Student Conference, organized by Palacky University Olomouc on the 26th of May. The conference brought together the diverse layers of […]

Looking back at the inspiring Aurora Creative Writing Workshop

From the 22nd to the 26th of May 2023, Palacký University Olomouc and the University of East Anglia joined hands to host the Aurora Creative Writing Workshop.  In a testament […]

Aurora Three Minute Thesis – Livestream on 08/06 at 15:00 CEST

On the 8th of June (15:00-18:00, CEST) doctoral researchers from the Aurora Universities  compete against each other in the The Three Minute Thesis competition, as part of PHD Impact. The […]

Aurora Fall Biannual at Palacky University Olomouc

Join us at the Palacký University Olomouc on October 17th and 18th for the highly anticipated Aurora Fall Biannual 2023 in Olomouc, Czechia. More information on the biannual can be found here. Experience a […]

Presentation of Aurora best practices at EARMA Conference Prague 2023

At the 2023 EARMA Conference in Prague, Aurora’s Marie Jadrnícková from Palacký University Olomouc, and Ignasi Salvadó-Estivill on behalf of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, presented and led […]

Join the Aurora Alliance CDS Network of Universities

Aurora Alliance consists of nine research-intensive universities in the EU, working together towards the long term vision of building the universities of the future. Aurora Alliance Capacity Development Support Programme […]

UP and Aurora moving forward with the European University initiative

Palacký University Olomouc is happy to announce that the Aurora Alliance submitted its new proposal under the European Universities Erasmus + Call, for the intensification of prior deep institutional cooperation […]

Palacký Summer Law School: Human Rights Policy Legal Clinic

From 24 July to 4 August 2023, the Palacký University Faculty of Law organizes the Human Rights Policy Clinic within a 2-week-long Summer Law School. This Summer Law School will […]

Summer School Remote Ethnography – a methodological tool-kit

This summer school is divided into two parts. The first part will take place online as a preparatory meeting on Friday 14 July 2023. The second will be held at Palacky […]

Call for Nominations – Aurora Fellowship at UDE

If you are interested in deepening your cooperation with your partners the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, sign up now for the Aurora Fellowship at UDE! The Aurora Fellowship is a […]

Aurora Summer School at UDE – The Enkelfähig Economy: Sustainable Transformation of Business Models

Our partners at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany are organizing a Summer School on the The Enkelfähig Economy: Sustainable Transformation of Business Models. This summer school will take place […]

Presenting Aurora’s Capacity Development and Eastern Partnership at ACAs “What’s New in Brussels”. 

On the 2nd and 3rd of February, Selma Porobic was invited to ACA’s (Academic Cooperation Association) seminar “What’s new in Brussels? – Recent Developments in European Policies and Programmes”  to share Aurora’s pioneering […]

Creative Writing Workshop in Olomouc

This creative writing workshop builds on the world-renowned expertise of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Department that launched the careers of many celebrated authors such as Kazuo Ishiguro. Hosted […]

CALL – Aurora Staff Mobilities

It is our pleasure to announce our ongoing call for UP Aurora Staff Mobility, which will allow selected applicants a short staff mobility to any Aurora University (except associate partners).  […]

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 […]

Aurora representatives met in Amsterdam to discuss perspectives on collaboration

At the close of 2022, members of the European university alliance Aurora, of which Palacký University is a member, discussed further possibilities and prospects for cooperation in higher education. The […]

Aurora Student Mobilities

Do you want to go for a Summer School in Copenhagen, take a short intensive course in Napoli, or go to any other event at an Aurora University on a […]

Looking back at the European Universities Forum

On the 1st and 2nd of December, Palacký University Olomouc organised the European Universities Forum. This high-level event, organised in the light of the Czech EU presidency, provided its participants […]

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 […]

Olomouc hosted international forum: a meeting of universities’ representatives

Seventy representatives of universities from EU countries met in Olomouc at the beginning of December. Palacký University hosted a two-day forum on the future of higher education. The aim of […]

European Universities Forum at Palacký University Olomouc

On the 1st and 2nd of December, Palacký University Olomouc will organize the European Universities Forum. This high-level event, organized in the light of the Czech EU presidency, will provide […]

BEVI Training Workshops: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced

The Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) is an accessible, adaptable, and powerful analytic tool that can be used to measure the impact of teaching, learning and training activities on […]

Mentorship programme for PhDs and early stage researchers at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice

On behalf of the AURORA alliance, we are pleased to invite you to the Capacity Development Support (CDS) Training event organised by Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Kosice, Slovakia), in collaboration […]

Aurora LOUIS-Workshop

On Wednesday 12th October 2022, you are invited to the Aurora LOUIS Workshop, which will take place from 09:00 to 13:00 at the Faculty of Law, room A.01Part of the […]

Infoday on MSCA Doctoral Networks

As member of AURORA, it is a pleasure to invite you to the Infoday on MSCA Doctoral Networks that take place on 22nd of September at 10 a.m. Rovira i Virgili […]

War in Ukraine: Support to our Aurora partner V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

UPDATE 01.09.2022: Overview of Support to our partners at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University: A full, updated overview of our support to our partners at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv […]

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 […]

Presentation: Dr. M. C. Reig Current research in Anthropology

We would like to invite you to an online meeting with our colleague dr. Mireia Campanera Reig from the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work University Rovira i Virgili, […]

Open Aurora Courses at the Universität 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop Outcomes – Peace Education for Karazin University, and GRT inclusion in higher education.

On 30 June 2022, two workshops titled ‘Developing a Peace Education Programme for Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine’ and ‘Removing barriers to Higher Education for Gypsy, Roma and Travellers’, […]

Aurora at the Campus of European Universities

On the 30th of June, 2022, Aurora was present at the Campus of European Universities, organized in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aurora Spring Biannual a great success for Palacký University

The Aurora Spring Biannual which took place in Innsbruck between the 10th and the 12th of May was a great success for Palacký University, looking back on our achievements so […]

Press statement – President of V.N Karazin Kharkiv University, Ukraine on the Aurora Biannual in Innsbruck

During the Aurora Spring Biannual special consideration was given to the horrendous aggressions faced by our Ukrainian colleagues at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Tetyana Kaganovska, the rector of V.N. […]

Exciting Hybrid Workshop about Generation Z and Co-engaging your Student Communities

Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, refers to the youngest generation born between 1996 and 2010, that will soon after finishing their studies enter the workforce and become a […]

Capacity Development Support (CDS) Awareness Raising and Training event at University of Tetova, North Macedonia (30-31 March 2022)

The 4th CDS Awareness Raising and Training event was hosted by the University of Tetova (UT) in North Macedonia on 30-31 March 2022. It was organized in collaboration with the […]

2022 Aurora Spring School in Transferable Skills – free of charge for UPOL students!

Period: 4-5 May 2022 Training: 2022 Spring School in Transferable Skills Hosting university: University of Naples Federico II, Italy Brief description: Are you thinking about the next step in your […]

Sharing Experiences: Let’s talk about internationalization

Join us for our monthly lunch talk! This is a series where members of Aurora universities working or interested in the field of internationalisation are invited to share experiences, debate […]

Join us at the International Co-creation Learning Lab in Amsterdam!

The International Co-creation Learning Lab (April 28th to 30th , 2022) will be held at VU Amsterdam and will provide a platform for Co-creation experts, practitioners, interested researchers and educators, […]

Social Entrepreneurship & Diversity and Inclusion Workshop – University of Tetova

We’d like to share with you the upcoming Social Entrepreneurship & Diversity and Inclusion Workshop organised by the University of Tetova, North Macedonia, in collaboration with the Aurora CDS Task […]

Soft skills development through video gaming – 5 Day Ph.D. course in Iceland

The University of Iceland is offering an great innovative course for Ph.D. students, to develop their soft skill through video games! Apply here before March 20th!  You will learn about […]

War in Ukraine: Rector’s Statement regarding our Aurora Partners V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Below please find the statement of our Rector Martin Procházka on the current situation in Ukraine, in relation to our Aurora partnership with V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University. Dear Aurora […]

Czech for Beginners – Free Online Course

Would you like to learn how to say “strč prst skrz krk” , and do you want to start learning a Slavonic language? Than this is the course for you! […]

International Mountain Conference at the University of Innsbruck

We´d like to call your attention and invite you to take part in the International Mountain Conference International Mountain Conference – #IMC2022. The IMC2022 will take place from September 11 […]

Aurora Social Entrepreneurship Summer University at Copenhagen Business School, 27th June – 15th  July

This summer, Copenhagen Business School will, for the first time, hold the Aurora Social Entrepreneurship Summer University between the 27th of June and the 15th  of July). Sign up now!  […]

UP Aurora Course Overview for 2022

For the upcoming Summer and Winter Semester Palacký University Olomouc welcomes Aurora students to participate in several of our courses. We have over 45 courses available, in various different fields. […]

COIL Virtual Partnering Fair – 17.02.2022

We all know that Virtual Exchange/COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) is a good opportunity to further internationalize our institutions. Within Aurora, we believe that there is still room for development. […]

UP Aurora International Pub Quiz

On Friday the 18th of February, we will organize the first UP Aurora International Pub Quiz at 18:00 at the Kavarna na Cucky, at the Dolni Namesti The quiz will […]

Aurora Course Offerings at the University of Innsbruck

Through Aurora, you have the opportunity to participate in classes organized by other Aurora Universities. Our Aurora partners at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) welcome you to particpate in a […]

Aurora Research & Innovation – Kick-off

On the 9th of December, Palacký University Olomouc organized its local kick-off of the Aurora Research and Innovation (Aurora RI) program. The program, funded through the Horizon 2020 – Science […]

Aurora Newsletter #3 – December 2021

Aurora has released its latest newsletter with seasonal greetings on December 23rd, 2021. The newsletter features a comprehensive update on the latest developments in Aurora, looking back at our achievements […]

Webinar Series: Open Education Resources – Nuggets To Go

Aurora partners are invited to the webinar series on Open Educational Resources starting December 14th. The series are meant to illustrate a strategic part of universities’ improvement in the sector […]

Highlights of the Aurora Autumn Biannual in Tarragona

Between November 15th and 18th, a UP delegation visited our partners at the University of Rovira i Virgili, to participate in the Aurora Autumn Biannual in Tarrgona, Spain. The biannual […]

Aurora Competence Framework – Staff Training at Palacky University Olomouc

On Wednesday the 8th of December, Kees Kouwenaar will visit Palacky University Olomouc to provide a staff training session on the Aurora Competence Framework.  During this comprehensive session for educators, […]

Introduction to Learner Analytics – key concepts

Learner Analytics is a developing area for universities – but it is not always clear what is meant by the term. This session will cover key aspects such as skills […]

University of Duisburg-Essen’s Spring School: Openness, Tolerance and Sense of Community Narratives and Realities of Contemporary Societies

There are many competing diagnoses and characterisations of contemporary societies: as capitalist, open, postmodern, transnational or polarised and divided. This Spring School aims to question such simplistic diagnoses and to […]

Rethinking the “Dieta Meditteranea” in the Anthropocene – Hackathon

Taking place on the 6th and 7th of December at the University of Naples, Federico II, in this two-day hackathon we invite you to co-create conceptual solutions for rethinking the […]

Aurora Open Day Report

On October 18th, the Aurora Office of the Palacky University in Olomouc organized an Open Day event for the University faculties. Rector Martin Prochazka opened the event and welcomed the […]

Co-Creation Training Workshop – VU Amsterdam

The Co-creation Training Workshop which will be held on February 3rd to 5th, 2022 at the Athena Institute, Vrije University Amsterdam (VUA), the Netherlands, will provide a platform for Co-creation […]

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 […]

Online Self-Management Training open now to all Aurora Students

The University of Naples Federico II organizes the group self-management training that aims to work on the transversal strategic skills: strategies for effective time management, strategies for motivation in one’s […]

Societal Challenges Virtual Lecture Series & Early Career Networking Hour

In these times of climate change, pandemic, forced migration and increasing economic and political alienation, crisis talk is ubiquitous. While the world’s problems are unquestionably urgent, the current discourse of […]

Become the next Aurora Student Ambassador or Aurora Student Champion

The Aurora Student Council is organizing the second round of its successful Auror Student Ambassor and Aurora Student Champion Scheme. Are you looking to develop your skills for the graduate […]

KNOWCON 2021: Knowledge on Economics and Management (November 11-12, 2021)

The Department of Economic and Managerial Studies, Palacký University Olomouc would like to invite you to the 17th anniversary of the conference KNOWCON 2021: Knowledge on Economics and Management that […]

‘Transforming Higher Education through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and (Community) Service Learning.’ – First CDS Training Event

On the 5th and 6th of October, the 1st Capacity Development Support (CDS) Training event organised by the South-West University ‘Neofit Rilski’, Bulgaria, in collaboration with the Aurora CDS Task […]

Aurora European Day of Languages

The 26th of September is the European Day of Languages proclaimed by the Council of Europe, under the patronage of the European Union. It aims to raise awareness of the […]

CROSS Project Aurora Workshop – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions & ERC

On Friday, September 24, 2021, join us between 3.00 and 16.00 for an online workshop on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC. This workshop is organized in cooperation between the Faculty […]

LAST CALL – Open Aurora Courses at the University of Innsbruck

For the Winter Semester 2021/2022,  our partners at the Universität Innsbruck are offering two new courses to all Aurora students, including the students of Palacky University Olomouc. The two courses […]

CALL – Aurora International Traineeship Programme

Do you like to discover new things? Do you enjoy accepting challenges and want to test your knowledge and practical skills in the field? Then it is time to start […]

Become part of the pool of potential AURORA Doctoral Committee Members!

Reviewer, counterspeaker, committee member wanted for a doctoral thesis? Become part of the pool of potential AURORA Doctoral Committee Members! Gain international experience in doctoral education and establish contacts with […]

Aurora Research Conference Digital Society & Global Citizenship

Thu-Fri 26 & 27 August 2021 Hybrid: Amsterdam & Online Open Access Conference https://vu-live.zoom.us/j/93057030188Passcode: DigSoc & SAIL Lab, NU Building 11thfloor @VUA

CALL – Aurora Lecture Series ‘Environment and Care: Canadian Perspectives’

Our Aurora partners at the Canadian Studies Centre of the University of Innsbruck, together with Universität Duisburg-Essen invite you to participate in an innovative transatlantic teaching project.  The Aurora Lecture […]

Aurora Student Champions and Ambassadors Celebratory Event – Looking Back

As you know the Aurora Student Champions and Ambassadors Scheme has finished for 2020/2021 and we are already looking forward to welcoming returning and new Champions and Ambassadors for the […]