Session 08.12

Reflecting on Aurora: serving communities beyond the confines of universities

  • Thursday 13 Sept
  • Room U, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: advanced
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

Why do pressing challenges lead to wider responsibilities for universities in Europe? You’re invited to a conversation on the rhetoric and reality of international cooperation for local added value. This session will be a critical reflection on what international network collaboration – specifically the Aurora Network of Engaged Research Universities – brings to the core mission of a university and to the community that it serves. Those with unshakeable opinions will not like this session!


  • Leadership & strategy
  • Partnership & networks


  • Kees Kouwenaar, 
    Aurora, Netherlands


  • Sabine Sainte-Rose, 
    Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Dag Rune Olsen, 
    University of Bergen, Norway


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