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What does „transdisciplinary“ mean?

Transdisciplinarity is an integrative research approach that addresses societal problems through interdisciplinary collaborations as well as cooperation between researchers and non-scientific/non- academic partners. Ideally, the knowledge of the various actors is already incorporated into the description of challenges and the definition of research questions. The goals are 1) to enable and foster mutual learning processes between science and society and 2) to integrate the knowledge of all involved actors (scientific knowledge as well as practical knowledge for action).

Recommend readings:
Jahn, T., Bergmann, M. & Keil, F. (2012). Transdisciplinarity: Between mainstreaming and marginalization. Ecological Economics, 79, 1-10.
Network for Transdisciplinary Research: further information on transdisciplinary research.

The team "Research Forums", Objective 2 – Fostering Knowledge Exchange, offers a basic webinar on transdisciplinary research: 28 May and 14 June 2021, 10:00-11:30 am, as well as consultation hours on transdisciplinary research: 11 June, 25 June and 9 July 2021, each between 11:00-12:00 am. More information on these offers and on registration your find on the website of the Call for Proposals: https://www.berlin-university-alliance.de/en/commitments/grand-challenge-initiatives/global-health/call-2021/index.html