Welcome to UEA’s dedicated space for sharing our engagement and activity with our European colleagues across the Aurora partnership.

We’re a proud founding member of the Aurora European Universities Network since its 2016 inception and, as one of the nine universities collectively submitting the successful bid to the European Commission, we are working to develop European graduate students who are willing and able to tackle the most challenging issues that society faces.

UEA is leading the largest element of the Aurora Alliance: Learning for Societal Impact, involving student champions, ensuring mobility opportunities and leading on inclusive internationalisation…” said Prof Frances Bowen, PVC SSF and UEA-Aurora Alliance Academic Lead. “Despite the disappointing news that the UK will not participate in Erasmus+, we will still receive the grant funding awarded for our Aurora Alliance. Aurora has also been successful in securing an additional €2m from a Horizon 2020 call to share best practices on research support across our European University Network.”

UEA is entering its second year as affiliate members of the EU Alliance Project and our involvement is continuing to bring with it exciting opportunities for mobility, social transformation, inclusive education and much more. 

The first large-scale event of 2022 will be the spring biannual, hosted by the University of Innsbruck, Austria, on 11 & 12 May – here, colleagues from across the Aurora partnership will have discussions specifically relating to engagement in the Alliance Work Package Groups. Details of the spring biannual, with other activities organised by Aurora university partners, can be found on the Aurora website. Take a look and see if there are activities that interest you.

You will find information about opportunities for our students to engage in courses across the Aurora partnership and funding for both student and staff mobility.

UEA’s Institutional Coordinator, Prof Richard Harvey, is keen to hear from you and to share your ideas and initiatives for UEA’s involvement in the Aurora partnership, with other Institutional Coordinators and across their institutions. Do please take the opportunity to connect directly with our Aurora colleagues or get in touch with Richard for useful points of contact. This partnership thrives on us sharing and discussing best practice and new ways to collaborate. We hope these pages help you to take the steps to continue to do so.

If you have any general queries or suggestions for UEA-Aurora, get in touch with us at aurora.uea@uea.ac.uk.

For information on who to contact at UEA on all things Aurora. Please contact: aurora.uea@uea.ac.uk

Who are our Aurora partners? Visit Aurora Universities Partnership for the full list of members.

Visit the Aurora Central News Channel to find out all the latest developments from the universities network. 

Short courses offer the opportunity to complete a programme at a partner university abroad within a two to eight week period, during an academic break (winter, Easter or summer) with funding options depending on the destination and duration. Below you will find short courses offered by our Aurora partner universities and our wider selection of short courses approved by UEA.

Find our full list of where UEA students can study abroad. Our Aurora universities partners can be found in the Europe section.

Our Inbound study abroad programme welcomes visiting students from our Aurora universities partners to study abroad at UEA

They will experience a vibrant campus community, a fine city and UEA for themselves, for a single semester or an entire year. They'll have a chance to immerse themselves in life on campus, explore medieval Norwich and find their spark with plenty of exciting modules to choose from.

The Aurora Student Champions Scheme provides students from Network and Alliance institutions to reach out to the student body and offer a voluntary position to several students that can serve as channels for Aurora Student work and for the Alliance projects. Visit Aurora Student Champions Scheme for more information on how to get involved. 

Mobility for the purpose of the Aurora Alliance Mobility Fund is determined to be ‘in-person’ activity hosted by an Aurora university partner other than UEA.

UEA’s engagement in the Aurora Alliance Project provides access to funding to support both student and staff mobility to our Aurora partner universities. The funding is available for the current period of the Project from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2023. Further information about accessing these funds can be found on the following internal my.uea pages.

Colleagues outside UEA should email aurora.uea@uea.ac.uk to chat with Richard Harvey (UEA’s Aurora Institutional Coordinator) or Alexandra Cole (UEA’s Aurora Alliance Student and Staff Mobility Fund) for more info.

Aurora Alliance Student Mobility Fund

Aurora Alliance Staff Mobility Fund