Aurora, founded on 21 October 2016, is a new network consisting of nine European universities. The founders of Aurora are: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Grenoble-Alpes University (France), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Duisberg-Essen (Germany), University of East Anglia (England), University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Iceland. These institutions all share the same vision and a shared mission to make a significant difference in international society. The motivation is to identify important themes of common interest at the elementary level with sufficient enthusiasm to learn with and from each other. For more information go to Aurora Universities Network.

On 23 January 2020 the Meet up to Speed up event was held in Amsterdam. The aim was to bring together academic staff of the Alliance to discuss in small groups the possibilities for joint forms of educational programmes. Please, read more here.