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Conference Aug 14, 2017

INTERNATIONAL TRANSDISCIPLINARITY CONFERENCE 2017: TENTATIVE DETAILED PROGRAMME NOW ONLINE


The International Transdisciplinarity Conference in 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. It is taking place on September 11-15, 2017 at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and education, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances/results.

Registration is open, including registration for workshops, training workshops, excursions and special meetings!

Publication Jul 13, 2017

OUR TOUR D'HORIZON OF LITERATURE 2016 IS NOW AVAILABLE!


In order to give an overview of key literature in the area of inter- and transdisciplinarity, td-net invites every year experts in the field to list recent key publications. In this document, we present new literature published in 2016 with short annotations written by the experts that recommended the publications.
We would like to thank the contributors for their inputs and are looking forward to another productive year for inter- and transdisciplinary research.
All “Tour d’Horizon of Literature” issues can be found here.

Tour d'Horizon of Literature 2016

Publikation May 12, 2017

TD-NET VERÖFFENTLICHT SEINEN JAHRESBERICHT 2016


Wie jedes Jahr bietet der neu erschienene Jahresbericht einen Überblick über die Aktivitäten des td-net. Welche Projekte, Vernetzungsangebote oder thematische Schwerpunkte das Jahr 2016 des Netzwerks für transdisziplinäre Forschung geprägt haben, erfahren Sie im ausführlichen Dokument.

Zum Jahresbericht 2016

Survey Apr 28, 2017

SURVEY ON INTER- AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS IN SWITZERLAND


With an online survey, we want to learn more about the community of scientists doing inter- and transdisciplinary research in Switzerland, about their challenges, and about their needs
in terms of support and services. Researchers and lecturers at Swiss academic institutions that are known to conduct inter- and/or transdisciplinary research and teaching will be contacted by email. The responses to this survey are of great value to us, as it will help us gain a clearer picture of the Swiss community of inter- and transdisciplinary researchers and educators. This will enable us to improve our services and efforts to facilitate and foster inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations. The survey is conducted by td-net, with support from scientists of the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern.

Publication Apr 20, 2017

DOING TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: LESSONS FROM THE FRONTLINE - REPORT


On 29 November 2016, Future Earth Ireland, supported by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), organised a workshop on the topic: Doing Transdisciplinary Research: Lessons from the Front Line. The aim of the event was to provide an update on the activities of Future Earth and to provide an opportunity for an exchange of views on the challenges and opportunities when one is embarking on transdisciplinary research. Td-net was represented among the speakers.
The report from the workshop as well as an accompanying infografic are now availabe to download on the RIA website.

Publication Apr 10, 2017

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSITIES PROGRAMME

ABSCHLUSSBERICHT

Mehr Nachhaltigkeit in Forschung und Lehre. Einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Verankerung trug das mit rund vier Millionen Franken dotierte Förderprogramm «Sustainable Development at Universities» des Bundes bei. Geleitet vom Netzwerk für transdisziplinäre Forschung der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz unterstützte das Programm in den vergangenen vier Jahren 54 Projekte. Einen Überblick liefert der Abschlussbericht, der am Freitag am «Sustainable University Day» in Basel präsentiert wird. Zum Nachfolgeprogramm für Studierende läuft bereits die erste Ausschreibung.

Abschlussbericht (pdf)
Übersicht aller Projekte
Nachfolgeprogramm «U Change»

Konferenz Mar 24, 2017

SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY DAY 2017

MELDEN SIE SICH JETZT AN!

Diskutieren Sie am 07. April 2017 mit uns über die Rolle der Hochschulen bei der Umsetzung der Agenda 2030. Wir möchten gemeinsam über neue Projekte nachdenken und mit Ihnen den Abschluss des sd-universites Förderprogramms sowie den Auftakt des neuen Förderprogramms «U Change - Initiativen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung» feiern.

Zum Programm
Zu den Workshops

Förderprogramm Mar 23, 2017

U CHANGE, DAS NEUE FÖRDERPROGRAMM


Die erste Projektausschreibung ist nun veröffentlicht!
Einreichefrist: 31. Juli 2017

Das neue Förderprogramm finanziert Studierendenprojekte sowie Strukturen zur Unterstützung studentischer Projektarbeit.

Das Programm ermöglicht unabhängige Projektarbeiten an den Schweizer Universitäten, Fachhochschulen und Pädagogischen Hochschulen. Es unterstützt die Entwicklung und Umsetzung studentischer Ideen, Geschäftsmodelle sowie weitere Aktivitäten für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung und ergänzt damit die Ausbildung an den Hochschulen. Zentral ist bei den geförderten Projekten die Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Studierenden, mit Unternehmen, mit der öffentlichen Hand oder mit NGOs.

Mehr Informationen
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Konferenz Nov 29, 2016

SWISS INTER- AND TRANSDISCIPLINARITY DAY 2016


HOW TO DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL INTER- AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROPOSAL
Bringing together researchers' and funders' perspectives



Jointly organised by the University of Lucerne and td-net, the Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2016 attracted no less than 70 participants. Throughout the Conference, which took place at the University of Lucerne on 7 November 2016, researchers and representatives of funding agencies shared their experiences and described their approaches and challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects, especially in their framing phase. Examples were presented from projects funded by the Sustainable Development at Universities Programme and from an open call.

The presentations used during the Conference are now available on the event page.

Workshop Nov 24, 2016

TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP

February 1, 2017, University of Bern

Together with biology17the annual Swiss conference on ecology, evolution, systematics and conservation, td-net organises a workshop which will present predominant definitions of transdisciplinarity, look at the conceptual challenges that come along with this approach to scientific research and introduce practical tools to tackle them.

To participate, please send a project description to davnah.notexisting@nodomain.compayne@ips.notexisting@nodomain.comunibe.notexisting@nodomain.comch until January 13, 2017.

For technical questions about your project or the workshop content, please contact gabriela.notexisting@nodomain.comwuelser@scnat.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

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Literatur Oct 21, 2016

New: Publication on the td-award 2015


The winner projects of the td-award 2015 are presented in this article published in the transdisciplinary journal GAIA.

Exemplary Transdisciplinary Projects – swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research 2015
Zinsstag J, Perrig-Chiello P, Paulsen T, Truffer B 2016. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, V25, N3, pp 182-184.

Link to the articles

Literature Oct 7, 2016

A Tour d'Horizon of literature related to Transdisciplinarity published in 2015


We have requested experts of inter- and transdisciplinary research to indicate to us important new literature in the field of inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching and practice published in 2015. The proposed literature is compiled in a document (see link below). The experts shortly commented the publications that they recommended.

Tour d’Horizon of Literature 2015 (pdf)

Click here to see all lists that have been published since 2005.

Save the date Jun 30, 2016

International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017
> 11 - 15 September 2017, Leuphana University Lüneburg.


The 2017 International Transdisciplinarity Conference is co-organised by td-net and the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Resources May 11, 2016

Future Earth Webinar

As part of the Future Earth Webinar "Best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research", td-net gave a short introduction to transdisciplinary research.

The webinar as well as the presentation are available here

Conferences Feb 3, 2016

Sustainable University Day 2016

Details now online

We organise the third annual conference of the sd-universities programme together with the University of Lausanne. It will take place on April 21, 2016. The details on the six parallel workshops and on the programme of the day are now online.

More information

Bibliography Sep 10, 2015

A Tour d'Horizon of literature
related to Transdisciplinarity published in 2014

We have requested experts of inter- and transdisciplinary research to indicate to us important new literature in the field of inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching and practice published in 2014. The proposed literature is compiled in a document (see link below). The experts shortly commented the publications that they recommended.

Tour d’Horizon of Literature 2014 (pdf)

Click here to see all lists that have been published since 2005.

td-award Sep 9, 2015

«swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research 2015»

EPFL-based ‹Green Density› project wins coveted CHF 50,000 science award. Furthermore, two young scientists working at the University of Geneva and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology receive CHF 10,000 awards for their respective transdisciplinary investigations. Professor Marcel Tanner, former Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, is honoured for his abiding commitment to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in the sciences.

Award Ceremony
September 9 from 11h45 to 13h15, Congress Center Basel, room «San Francisco»
Within the framework oft he International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2015.
Welcome address by Dr. Guy Morin, president of the government of the canton of Basel Stadt

Programm (pdf)
Press release (deutsch | français | english)
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Conferences Aug 5, 2015
ITD 2015

International Transdisciplinarity Conference – ITD 2015

Detailed programme now online

Programme and conference information

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