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Amsterdam Aurora Biannual

October 27-29, 2019

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The fall Aurora Biannual takes place in Amsterdam this year. Twice a year Aurora (non) academic staff, leaders, decision makers, and students meet at one of the member campuses to work on ongoing projects.

The Amsterdam Aurora Biannual Programme.

The Aurora biannual gatherings will consist of:

  • Several parallel working group sessions.
  • A General Council meeting will be the formal meeting of the presidents and Institutional coordinators of the Aurora Universities Network. In addition, the various working groups report on their progress, plans, and aspirations.
  • A Plenary session with a general part focusing on “what is happening in Aurora – a series of mini interviews” and a presentation with a narrow focus on the EUN proposal.
  • A reception with standing dinner including the Diversity and Equality Award ceremony, a cultural interlude, and a Stedelijk Museum tour.

For further information regarding the Aurora Biannual in Amsterdam, you can contact the institutional coordinator at your university.


The location of the biannual is Cultuurcentrum Griffioen. The VU will provide clear signage to the rooms during the event. The location can be reached by taking tram 5 from train station Amsterdam Zuid with destination ‘Amstelveen Stadshart’ exit at stop Uilenstede. From this stop, it is a 5-minute walk to Griffioen.

Accommodation, transportation, restaurants, maps
Participants are required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has prepared a document with suggested hotels and information on travel.  This, however, does not prevent you from exploring other options. We suggest not to make any arrangements without discussing them with your institutional coordinator. View the documents by clicking on the buttons below.

If your university is not a member of Eduroam or if you are from another organisation you can make use of the WiFi provided by the Griffioen. The eduroam network will also be available at the location.

From September 17th till October 1st invitees can register for the Amsterdam Biannual. On the 15th of October, you will receive an invite to download the Amsterdam Aurora Biannual app. Please check your inbox or spam folders for the invite. In the app, you can find recommendations on accommodation, transport, restaurants and an up to date schedule.

Hotel and Restaurant Maps Amsterdam Transportation Walking route from tramstop to Griffioen (biannual location)
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