Universität Innsbruck
Societal Challenges Lecture Series

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 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 University Alliance will give engaging online lectures during the academic year 2023 within two of the Aurora priority domains:

  • Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  • Health & Well-being

Delivered online via Zoom, each event begins with a 30–45 minute lecture by an outstanding researcher. 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, 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!

Click here to find out more information about the program and registration.

Lecture series at a glance
Programm for the Academic Year 2023


Organizers

Dr. Toby Erik Wikström, University of Iceland: tew@hi.is
Simon Kresmann, University of Duisburg-Essen: simon.kresmann@uni-due.org