Programme

You can also download the programme of the Aurora Spring Biannual Innsbruck as a PDF (as of May 5th). 

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
 
    
Time Activity Speakers Room     
Extra info         
09:00 - 17:30 ICs meeting Closed door session
Fakultätssitzungssaal (until 13:00) / Kaiser-Leopold-Saal
(from 14:00)

Physical session,
basic videoconferencing 
equipment available

         
12:00 -17:30 Aurora R&I WP /
Coordinator's meeting
Closed door session Seminar Room 1
Physical session,
basic videoconferencing 
equipment available
16:00 - 17:30 Aurora Student Council meeting                  Closed door session Fakultätssitzungssaal Physical session,
basic videoconferencing 
equipment available

       
18:00 - 19:00 City Tour The City Tour will end at Hofburg, where the reception takes place.  Meeting point:
Golden Roof
Exclusively physical
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome Reception Entrance to Hofburg opposite of Café Sacher. City tours will end here. Hofburg
Exclusively physical

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
 
Time Activity Speakers  Room Extra-info
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
 Sowi Foyer  
09:00 - 09:45

Welcome

Tilmann Märk
Rector, Universität Innsbruck

Georg Willi
Mayor of Innsbruck

 Jon Atli Benediktsson
Rector, University of Iceland;
President of Aurora

Sowi Aula

Physical session with
livestream provided

Aurora & Ukraine

Tetyana Kaganovska
Rector, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Selma Porobic
Palacký University Olomouc

  • Aurora Capacity Development Support Programme and aid for V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Sowi Aula
Physical session with
livestream provided
09:45 - 10:20

Setting the stage:
Aurora Alliance - Looking back
and ahead

Sabine Allain Saint-Rose
Aurora Central Office

  • Aurora Alliance
    Midterm Achievements

Anne-May Janssen
Aurora Central Office

  • Aurora Sustainability -
    EUN Call 2.0 and policy developments

 

Sowi Aula

Physical plenary session
with livestream provided
10:20 - 11:00 Group Picture and Coffee Break
     
11:00 - 13:00

Working group sessions 1

  • WP 3.3.1 Borderless Learning:
    Recognition & Mobility
  • WP 3.4.1 & 5.2.2 Pilot Domain Sustainability & Aurora SDG Education Offer
  • WP 3.4.2 Pilot Domain Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  • WP 3.4.4 Pilot Domain Culture & Diversity
  • WP 4.4 Capacity Development Support
  • WP 5.1 SDG Research Dashboard
  • WP 5.3 Sustainable Campus
  • WP 2 Quality Management
  • WP 6 Aurora Alliance Sustainability and Dissemination

Closed door session in
Seminar Rooms in the Sowi Building

Room allocation displayed at conference site and on webpage below (soon)
 Seminar Rooms
Physical session,
basic video-conferencing 
equipment 
available
11:00 - 13:00 Vice Rectors Research meeting Closed door session Kaiser-Leopold-Saal Physical session with video- conferencing
(hybrid)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
   
14:30 - 16:30
 
Presidents' Session on next EUN bid
 Closed door session Kaiser-Leopold-Saal
Physical session with video- conferencing
(hybrid)

Working group sessions 2

  • WP 3.1.1 & WP 4.3 Aurora Competence Framework - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • WP 3.1.2 Aurora International Traineeship Programme
  • WP 3.2.1 Social Transformation
  • WP 3.3.1 Borderless Learning:
    Recognition & Mobility
  • WP 4.2 Aurora Academic Collaboration (open to everybody interested in doctoral education)
  • WP 2 Quality Management
  • WP 5 Sustainability
  • WP 6.2 Dissemination
  • EU Research Funding & Information Managers working group (WG EU RM)
Closed door sessions  Seminar Rooms
Physical session,
basic video-conferencing 
equipment 
available
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
   
17:00 - 18:30

Plenary session and high-level discussion platform:

Societal impact of research & innovation

Chair:

Jón Atli Benediktsson
Rector, University of Iceland;
President of Aurora

Speakers:

Stijn Delauré
Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

  • European policy perspective

Tilmann Märk
Rector, Universität Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck perspective on R&I for societal impact

Joan Gabel
President, University of Minnesota

  • American perspective on R&I for societal impact

Florence Allard-Poesi
Vice President Science with and for Society, Université Paris-Est Créteil

  • Constructing a methodology for measuring the societal impact of research at UPEC: challenges and opportunities

Maurice Vanderfeesten
Aurora Team Lead SDG Research Dashboard, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • The Aurora SDG
    Research Dashboard
 Sowi Aula
Physical plenary session
with livestream provided
18:30 - 21:30    Museum Visit and Reception
 Volkskunstmuseum Exclusively physical
Thursday, May 12th, 2022
 
Time Activity Speaker Room Extra-info
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
 Sowi Foyer  

09:00 - 11:00
General Council &
Alliance Boards of Presidents
Closed door session

Kaiser-Leopold-Saal

Physical session with video- conferencing
(hybrid)

Plenary Session

Aurora Education: Breaking boundaries

 

Chair:

Bernhard Fügenschuh
Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching, Universität Innsbruck

Speakers:

Kai Hockerts
Copenhagen Business School

  • Aurora Competence Framework Strategy

Vit Zouhar, Palacký University Olomouc

  • Best practice roll-out: LOUIS staff training at Palacky University Olomouc

Barbara Tasser
Universität Innsbruck

  • Presentation of the "Robstacles"
    (Recognition Obstacles) report

Pilot Domain Presentations:

  • Ani Melkonyan-Gottschalk
    Universität Duisburg-Essen
       Sustainability & Climate Change
  • Jaap Gordijn
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  • Bruno Catalanotti
    Università degli Studi di Napoli
    Federico II
       Health & Wellbeing
  • Florian Freitag
    Universität Duisburg-Essen
       Culture: Diversity & Identity

Chiara Finocchietti
CIMEA – Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence

  • European Universities: challenges and perspectives for recognition

Student panelist:

Ivo Garnham, University of East Anglia

 Sowi Aula

Physical session with
livestream provided

Aurora R&I WP meetings

RI WP2 - Development of a Shared Support Plan for Research and Innovation

 Closed door session Seminar Room
Physical session,
basic video-conferencing 
equipment 
available
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break       
11:30 - 13:00
Aurora World Café:
Looking back and ahead
Set-up communicated by e-mail
to participants
Madonnensaal Exclusively physical
Vice Rectors Education meeting Closed door session Kaiser-Leopold-Saal

Physical session with video- conferencing
(hybrid)

Aurora R&I WP meetings

RI WP5 - Empowering Human Capital

 Closed door session  Seminar Room
Physical session,
basic video-conferencing 
equipment 
available

WP 5.2.1 SDG Education Dashboard Meeting

Closed door session Seminar
Room 2
 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 15:30

Students:
At the heart of Aurora

Chair:
Alma Ágústsdóttir

President, Aurora Student Council,
University of Iceland

Speakers:

Alma Ágústsdóttir, Ayane Hida
University of Iceland
University of East Anglia

  • Activities of the student council - presentation of student policy discussions & latest initiatives

Callum Perry and Niels Hexspoor
University of East Anglia and
Palacký University Olomouc

  • The Aurora Student Scheme - looking back and ahead (incl. announcement of upcoming next year's scheme)

Toby Wikström
University of Iceland

  • Achieving Aurorisation and Empowering Students: Putting Cross-Cultural Presentation Skills at the Heart of the Aurora Learning Experiences

Helena Gillespie
University of East Anglia

  • Aurora Social Transformation - Future Student Population
Sowi Aula
Physical session with livestream provided
 

Aurora R&I WP meetings

RI WP8 - Learning and sharing with other European Universities

 Closed door session  Seminar Room
Physical session,
basic video-conferencing 
equipment 
available
15:30 - 16:00 Closing session with signing ceremonies

 


 Sowi Aula
Physical session with
livestream provided
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Drinks
   
16:30 -  18:00 Free time
   
18:00 - 23:30 Cable car ride & dinner

Start from Station “Congress” Hungerburgbahn with departures at 18:00, 18:15 and 18:30.

Cable car and bus transfer back to the city will start at 21:45, 22:15, 22:45 and 23:15 from the Seegrube. Please be advised that busses
have a maximum capacity of 50 people, so some coordination on the spot will be required. 

Restaurant Seegrube,
Nordkette
Exclusively physical


Working group sessions

Working Groups Session Slot 1 - Wednesday, May 11th, 11:00am – 1pm


WP 3.3.1 - Borderless Learning: Recognition & Mobility Seminar Room 3
WP 3.4.1 & 5.2.2 - Pilot Domain Sustainability & Aurora SDG Education Offer Seminar Room 16
WP 3.4.2 Pilot Domain Digital Society & Global Citizenship Seminar Room 17
WP 3.4.4 - Pilot Domain Culture & Diversity Seminar Room 18
WP 4.4 - Capacity Development Support Seminar Room 2
WP 5.1 - SDG Research Dashbord Seminar Room 1
WP 5.3 - Sustainable Campus Seminar Room 11
WP 2 - Quality Management Seminar Room 9
WP 6 - Aurora Alliance Sustainability and Dissemination Seminar Room 12                                       

 

Working Groups Session Slot 2 - Wednesday, May 11th, 2:30pm – 4:30 pm

WP 3.1.1 & WP 4.3 - Aurora Competence Framework - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Seminar Room 2          
WP 3.1.2 - Aurora International Traineeship Programme Seminar Room 16
WP 3.2.1 - Social Transformation Seminar Room 17
WP 3.3.1 - Borderless Learning: Recognition & Mobility Seminar Room 3
WP 4.2 - Aurora Academic Collaboration (open to everybody interested in doctoral education) Seminar Room 18
WP 2 - Quality Management Seminar Room 9
WP 5 - Sustainability Seminar Room 11
WP 6.2 - Dissemination Seminar Room 12
EU Research Funding & Information Managers working group (WG EU RM) Seminar Room 1

Aurora R&I Working Group Sessions: Thursday, May 12th

RI WP2 - Development of a Shared Support Plan for Research and Innovation Seminar Room 1                                        
RI WP5 - Empowering Human Capital Seminar Room 1
RI WP8 - Learning and sharing with other European Universities Seminar Room 1

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