About td-net

Vision | Mission

td-net is the primary Swiss contact point for researchers and funders in the field of inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching.

As a platform, td-net advances the mutual learning between inter- and transdisciplinary researchers and lecturers across thematic fields, languages and countries and thereby supports community building.

As centre of competences td-net disposes of expertise, methods and tools for coproducing knowledge. By use of these competences td-net supports inter- and transdisciplinary projects in research and teaching in order to bring them to fruition.

td-net assists the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences in facilitating exchange and collaboration between disciplines and between science and society.

Activities of td-net



Since 2008 the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net) has been an initiative of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. In 2000 the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF) launched the network. It was taken over by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), with support of the three further Swiss Academies in 2003. The network was initiated to advance transdisciplinary research in all thematic fields. Its origins are, however, the experiences made in the fields of environmental and sustainability research.

Related publications

  • Hirsch Hadorn G 2002. Vom sagufnet zur Plattform transdisciplinarity-net. GAIA 11(3): 227-231.
  • Pohl C & Hirsch Hadorn G 2010. "td-net—the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences' forum for transdisciplinary research". In Frodeman R, Thompson Klein J and Mitcham C. The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, pp 434-436. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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