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Virtual Lecture Series 2023


Virtual Lecture Series & Early Career Networking Hour 2023

The Societal Challenges Lecture Series is aimed at early career researchers with a two-fold objective: delivering cutting-edge academic analysis on the diverse problems of our times, and providing international networking opportunities for doctoral researchers and postdocs. The lecture series aims at providing an antidote to impulsive disaster talk through perceptive academic analysis. Outstanding researchers within the Aurora University Alliance will give engaging online lectures during the academic year 2023 within two of the Aurora priority domains:

  • Digital Society & Global Citizenship
  • Health & Well-being

Delivered online via Zoom, each event begins with a 30–45 minute lecture by an outstanding researcher. Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to discuss the lecture, formulate questions for the speaker, and network in breakout rooms for 20 minutes. Finally, audience and speaker reconvene for a well-prepared, stimulating Q&A.

Take the opportunity to meet your peers as well as renowned researchers from the Aurora partner universities. Expand your network and maybe even start new collaborations in your research area!

Programme Academic Year 2023

Klick on the speakers field below for more information on each session.

Additional opportunity Health & Well-being

Alpaslan Tasdogan (University of Duisburg-Essen) will talk about “Targeting Metabolic Liabilities in Cancer Metastasis” on 23th February at the University of Innsbruck. His talk in the Center for Molecular Biosciences Lecture Series will be live-streamed. Feel free to join. Find out more here: Talk by Alpaslan Tasdogan


The lectures take place on Zoom. You can register for individual dates or the entire series. Only registered participants will receive the access data by e-mail shortly before each event. If required, you will receive a certificate of attendance afterwards. Please ensure that you use your full and correct name both when registering and on Zoom to enable this step. No fees apply. No ECTS points are awarded, at least not centrally. Check with your home institution to see if this is possible.


Early-career researchers from all partner institutions are welcome to join, incl. the associated partners. The registration is possible under the following link:

Lecture series at a glance


Dr. Toby Erik Wikström, University of Iceland: tew[at]
Simon Kresmann, University of Duisburg-Essen: simon.kresmann[at]


These activities are part of the EU co-funded AURORA Alliance project, more specifically they are part of WP 4.2.