Universities Professional Development.

Learning for Societal Impact, Engaging Communities and Sustainability.

These Work Packages will provide a standard programme towards achieving the overall goal and vision of the Aurora Alliance; to produce European graduates with the skills and mindset needed to address societal challenges.

The Aurora Alliance Vision

To develop European graduate students who are willing and able to tackle the most challenging issues that society faces

03 Aurora Learning for Societal Impact

This Work Package will change educational practice so that students will be learning for demonstrable and tangible societal impact.

WP 3.1.1

Aurora Competences Framework

Develop and implement the Aurora Competences Framework of general academic and personal competences with progressive performance descriptors, needed to ensure students become social entrepreneurs & innovators.

WP 3.1.2

Aurora International Internship Programme

Improve and extend the use of Service Learning and International Internships as specific Aurora pedagogical methods contributing to skills/values development.

WP 3.1.3

Aurora Service Learning Programme

Train academics and support staff in the use of Service Learning and Internship to enhance the development of students’ skills, attitudes, and behavioural intentions.

WP 3.2

Aurora Social Transformation

Make our student population reflect the talent in the communities we serve, without underrepresentation of any groups in our population

04 Aurora Engaging Communities

This Work Package will change educational practice so that students will be learning for demonstrable and tangible societal impact.

WP 4.2

Aurora Research Platforms

To develop academic collaboration within Aurora towards the intra-Alliance optimum, enhancing cross-fertilisation between education and research.

WP 4.3

Aurora Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

To develop Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation as a common field of expertise at Alliance level.

WP 4.4

Aurora Capacity Development Support

Narrow the quality gap in higher education & research for different parts of Europe by supporting universities in CE Europe and Neighbouring Countries in strengthening their capacity for academic excellence and societal relevance.

05 Sustainability pioneers

This Work Package will change educational practice so that students will be learning for demonstrable and tangible societal impact.

WP 5.1

Aurora SDG research dashboard

To turn the SDGs into a leading narrative for research in the Aurora Alliance.

WP 5.2.1

Aurora SDG education dashboard

To turn the SDGs into a leading narrative for education in the Aurora Alliance.

WP 5.2.2

Aurora SDG education offer

Create a common course available to all Aurora students and add an SDG perspective to regular topical courses.

WP 5.3

Aurora Sustainable Campus Action Plan

To make the Aurora Alliance campuses sustainable in the SDG-sense.

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