18. 01. 2023 / 14:30

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