We are currently moving towards building up a list of lecturers and subjects which could be included into an Aurora catalogue of courses and subjects, at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, which will eventually be available to students at all Aurora universities
In the last newsletter, we mentioned that the Aurora European Universities Alliance project, in which the URV participates with 8 partner European universities, had been launched before Christmas, and was finally getting underway. After three months of intense activity, most parts of the project have begun to advance towards their early goals. We are currently moving towards building up a list of lecturers and subjects which could be included into an Aurora catalogue of courses and subjects, at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, which will eventually be available to students at all Aurora universities. In order to encourage participation by both academic staff and students, there are two events planned for the 30th March 2021, an Aurora Academics Day, and a Students Day. In these virtual meetings, on the Gatherly app which simulates the parallel meeting rooms of a conference, together with information desks and open spaces for informal conversation, you will be able to meet and discuss exciting topics with your peer groups. Registration is free and is already open. (You can find out more information from firstname.lastname@example.org)
‘Aurora’ is a large project which is absorbing a lot of our energy, but as this month’s Newsletter attests, there are plenty of other international activities going on within the URV. We are very proud of our success in the recently-published QS Rankings, and note the prospect of a post-COVID return to the ‘new normal’ with excitement, once vaccination programmes allow us to go back to the usual numbers of students enjoying Mobility programmes, both academic and work placement, in the coming months.
With best wishes for Spring.