Aurora is a consortium of research-intensive universities deeply committed to the social impact of our activities.

We formed in 2016 and have a history of engagement with our communities.

Our overall vision is to exercise our academic excellence in education and research to influence societal change.

In the first phase of our collaboration, we have prioritised maximising societal impact of research, strengthening diversity and inclusion, and encouraging student engagement to drive innovation in teaching and learning.

Concept

Aurora consists of Aurora Universities Network, Aurora Alliance, and Aurora Associated Partners. 

  • Palacký University Olomouc (UP) 
  • Universitat Duisburg-Essen (UDE) 
  • University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • University of Iceland (UIce)
  • Universität Innsbruck (UInn)
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (UNINA)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) 
  • University of Minnesota (UMN) - from 2023
  • Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Palacky University Olomouc (UP)
  • Universität Duisburg Essen (UDE)
  • University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • University of Iceland (UIce)
  • Universität Innsbruck (UInn)
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
  • Universita di Napoli Federico II (UNINA)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) from 2023
  • Pavol Jozef Safarik University Kosice (in Slovakia)
  • South-West University Neofit Rilski (in Bulgaria)
  • University of Tetova (in North Macedonia)
  • V. N. Karazin National University Kharkiv (in Ukraine)

Aurora Universities venn diagram

Work packages

First bid (until October 2023)

  • Each work package has a lead or co-lead from Aurora university.
  • Members in work packages work together to achieve the goals (deliverables).
  • Each work package is supposed to include at least one student representative to fulfil our missions.

 

Diagram: Aurora work packages

Aurora work package diagram

Work package 1 - Management and leadership

  • Task 1.1 - Governance
  • Task 1.2 - Communications
  • Task 1.3 - Monitoring
  • Task 1.4 - Financial management
  • Task 1.5 - Risk management

Work package 2 - Quality assurance

  • Task 2.1 - Quality systems
  • Task 2.2 - Quality culture
  • Task 2.3 - Internal quality monitoring
  • Task 2.4 - External quality monitoring
  • Task 2.5 - Quality enhancement

Work package 3 - Aurora learning for societal impact

  • Task 3.1 - Aurora competencies framework
  • Task 3.2 - Aurora social transformation 
  • Task 3.3 - Aurora borderless learning
  • Task 3.4 - Aurora pilot domains co-ordination
  • Task 3.5 - Aurora teaching for societal impact
  • Task 3.6 - Aurora learning analytics

Work package 4 - Aurora engaging communities

  • Task 4.1 - Co-creation
  • Task 4.2 - Research platforms
  • Task 4.3 - Social entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Task 4.4 - Aurora capacity development support programme
  • Task 4.5 - Aurora teaching for societal impact
  • Task 4.6 - Aurora learning analytics

Work package 4 - Aurora sustainability pioneers

  • Task 5.1 - SDG research dashboard
  • Task 5.2 - Aurora sustainability education
  • Task 5.3 - Aurora sustainable campus action plan (ASCA) 

Work package 4 - Sustainability and dissemination

  • Task 6.1 - Sustainability of the Aurora Alliance programme
  • Task 6.2 - Dissemination

How to get involved

If you would like to be a part of work package for your research or education, please get in touch with the UEA Aurora team (aurora.uea@uea.ac.uk).

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