Societal Engagement & Social Impact in Education

Target group:
For academics, For staff, For students
Pilot domain:
Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

In this Aurora in Action event hosted at VU Amsterdam, Aurora network teachers/staffs and students share inspirations and experiences on Societal Engagement and Impact in Education, discuss with international experts and thought-leaders on Knowledge Equity in Science, and form a part of Science with Society Festival together with societal stakeholders (local residents, community partners, organizations, policymakers) to discuss societal issues that relate to SDGs, and together co-create solutions to address those issues.

The Aurora in Action event comprises three parts:

  1. International Learning Lab with speakers from several Aurora partner universities (see ‘Speakers’)
  2. Science with Society festival
  3. Knowledge Equity symposium

Make sure to register on time. We hope to see you there!


  • Day 1: June 18th – International Learning Lab on International Institutional Experiences of Societal Engagement in Education
  • Day 2: June 19th – Science with Society festival
  • Day 3: June 20th – Knowledge equity symposium


  • Karsten Altenschmidt (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Natasa Matulayova (Palacký University Olomouc)
  • Avril Lombardi Bolano & Janaina de Oliveira (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
  • Marjolein Zweekhorst and Geertje Tijsma (VU Amsterdam)