Sustainability & Climate Change, Culture: Diversities & Identities
Educational Hub Events 2024 
Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs)

20 - 25 October 2024, Universität Innsbruck

Rising voices

Pro­gramme for Stu­dents

Rising Voices: Emerging Scholar's Forum

Pro­gramme for Staff

Expanding Scholarly Horizons

Both BIPs are organized as an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP). BIPs utilize innovative pedagogical methods through short, intensive programs, combining face-to-face sessions with online learning and collaboration. Completion of both the physical and virtual components is mandatory.

The virtual parts will be held on: 

Preparation for Students
Monday, September 16th, 2024 from 14:00 -15:30 pm CEST (tbc)
Monday, September 23rd, 2024 from 14:00 - 15:30 pm CEST (tbc)
Monday, September 30th, 2024 from 14:00 - 15:30 pm CEST (tbc)

Preparation for Staff
Wednesday, September 25th, 2024 from 14:00 - 15:30 pm CEST (tbc)

Debriefing for Students & Staff November 2024 (tbd)

The physical parts will take place in Bildungshaus St.Michael in Matrei and at Universität Innsbruck from 20 - 25 October, 2024.

Join us for a transformative one-week retreat designed exclusively for emerging scholars, including late Master's and PhD students. This unique opportunity brings together bright minds from diverse disciplines, two Aurora Educational Hubs, and a range of Aurora universities to further develop problem-solving and teamwork competences, while also refining oral communication skills.

• Learn how to engage in collaborative projects
• Communicate complex ideas effectively
• Join interactive sessions to master constructive feedback
• Learn how to navigate diverse knowledge domains.

Whether preparing for a short-term research secondment or future collaborative research,this retreat offers the ideal setting to move ahead in your academic journey.Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your skills and network with fellow students,scholars and science communication experts!

Join us for a one-week retreat designed for established scholars:
• Foster interdisciplinary connections across Aurora Educational Hubs and Universities.
• Collaborate on shared projects and hone communication skills for a broad audience.
•Present and discuss your research.

Focus on Exchange and Peer Learning:
• Engage in peer learning with staff, including experts in science communication.
• Share your knowledge and competences.
• Receive valuable feedback from students from parallel BIP “Rising Voices: EmergingScholars Forum”.

We welcome applications from teams of researchers who have applied for a 2024 Aurora Research Collaboration.Apply now to secure your place at the forefront of collaborative advancement!

APPLICATION deadline is extended until July 12th

Once your application is approved, there will be additional steps for you to complete.
Both Students & Staff will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Online Learning Agreement (only relevant for students)
  • Proof of home nomination
  • Mobility Agreement (please be aware that the document will be signed and returned, if the document needs to be signed earlier, please don't hesitate to contact us directly via

Further details will be provided in due time.


SciCom Team

Get acquainted with the SciCom Team



Information on the primary meeting venues is available here

Emerging Scholars Retreat _hotel


Accomodation in Innsbruck we particularly recommend

Emerging Scholars Retreat _practical info

Prac­ti­cal Info

Helpful tips for your journey to Innsbruck

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us:


We are excited to greet you soon in Innsbruck!

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