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22. 09. 2021 / 16:32

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 are Sustainability & Climate Change and Cultural Encounters and Conflicts: Doing Diversity in Higher Education in the Aurora European Universities Alliance (Aurora Brown Bag Lecture Series) More information on these two course can be found below. 

This is the last call, if you are interested in participation in one of these courses, register before the end of September, 2021 using the following link: https://www.uibk.ac.at/international/aurora/kursangebote/uibk/index.html.en

Sustainability & Climate Change

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

      • Be able to think critically about their own lives and situations with respect to climate change and sustainability
      • Improve their knowledge of sustainability and climate change with respect to other cultures and be able to enter into discussion on the topic with people of other cultures
      • Understand the background and structure of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
      • Improve their knowledge of sustainable earth systems, lifestyles and mobility with respect to SDGs and be able to reflect critically with respect to their own lifestyles
      • Be able to engage with a real business and undertake a sustainability assessment for a business
      • Understand communication strategies with respect to communicating research to the public and implementing policy changes

Structure of the course (limited number of participants!)

Interactive format

The course will comprise five key components.

      1. Introduction
      2. Frontal lectures and small discussion groups on sustainability and climate change
      3. Workshop on undertaking a sustainability assessment for a business
      4. Seminars and discussions with external stakeholders on communication and policy implementation
      5. Synthesis and critical thinking of topics covered


Cultural Encounters and Conflicts: Doing Diversity in Higher Education in the Aurora European Universities Alliance (Aurora Brown Bag Lecture Series)

Learning Outcomes

      • Students will learn about: diversity and its use as a societal resource, different approaches to diversity studies and their application in the context of higher education, current networking initiatives of the universities within the European Universities Alliance and much more.

Structure of the course (no limitation of participants!)

      • Lecture series


For further information concerning the courses (incl. credits, dates, etc.) please click on the course title, it will lead you to the course description on the UIBK website. The english version is available by simply toggling the language at the top of the page. 

The main goal is to give to all Aurora students the opportunity for a meaningful international experience, besides the opportunity to participate in open Aurora courses .

All Aurora students can check the course catalog (Courses (uibk.ac.at)) of Universität Innsbruck and find out which courses are available to students from Aurora Universities. 


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