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30.10.2017

Latest contributions to the I2Insights blog


Want to know more about transformational thinking, multifocal analysis and bicultural research? Interested in co-production, in scaling up, or in managing deep uncertainty? Wonder what makes synthesis centers or new academic communities work? Curious about what action research and transdisciplinarity can learn from each other and how mental models influence interdisciplinarity?

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26.09.2017

New initiative to exchange about transdisciplinary research in the Global South


Involved or interested in transdisciplinary research in the Global South? Join the newly created online forum on Google Groups. Members of this platform can take part in the discussion and create new topics very simply from any e-mail address. The group can be found on Google Groups under the label "tdGlobalSouth".

Register directly on Google Groups or by sending an e-mail to Willington Ortiz.

31.08.2017

KNOTS – Fostering multi-lateral knowledge networks of transdisciplinary studies to tackle global challenges

An Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education project, University of Vienna

Project KNOTS links partners from five countries in Southeast Asia and Europe to address new challenges in a rapidly changing world. The project aims at establishing vibrant and dynamic knowledge networks of multi-lateral and transdisciplinary studies. The Consortium intends to develop and enhance transdisciplinary research and teaching methodologies within the topics migration, resource degradation, and social inequality.

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30.08.2017

Learn more about the Intereach community (Interdisciplinary Integration Research Careers Hub), a relatively new exchange platform in the interdsciplinary field


The Intereach community brings together practitioners and researchers of interdisciplinary integration - people who connect across teams, disciplines, and sectors to solve problems requiring diverse expertise. It offers space to share best practices, success metrics, and ideas for establishing intereach career paths.

Website of Intereach

15.08.2017

New interdisciplinary PhD School at the University of Geneva


This new doctoral program meets the needs of researchers and students wishing to continue their academic careers in the fertile path of interdisciplinarity. Just like other academic institutions which recently developed interdisciplinary doctorates, the University of Geneva intends to prepare a new generation of researchers to think about contemporary problems related to globalization which lay at the touching points of different disciplines.

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25.07.2017

New research project about transdisciplinarity: Enhancing transformative research for sustainable development: mutual learning within research networks


In recent years, td research has been buoyed by a tailwind from the international Future Earth research platform which stresses that knowledge for sustainability transformations should be co-produced in transdisciplinary ways. However, representatives and members of Future Earth are highly challenged to implement transdisciplinary approaches within their own structures and creating conditions which are truly favourable for transdisciplinarity. In order to address this gap and advance the potential of Future Earth to foster sustainability transformations via transdisciplinary research, we have started to implement a research project aiming to facilitate broader learning processes about how Future Earth and its members can integrate transdisciplinarity in their structures. These learning processes are facilitated through joint reflection between representatives of Future Earth, its members, td experts, and societal actors. Discussions between these actors are nurtured by their own experiences and insigths from new research which will be jointly defined with the participants.

Contact: PD Dr. Flurina Schneider and Dr. Theresa Tribaldos, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland.

13.07.2017

Mercator Awards für interdisziplinäre Forschung an der Universität Zürich vergeben


Der Graduate Campus der Universität Zurich und die Stiftung Mercator gratulieren drei Nachwuchsforschenden zur Verleihung der Mercator Awards 2017:

  • Irene Garonna für ihre Arbeit «Global dynamics of land surface phenology and its climatic constraints»,
  • Dr. Stefan Leins für seine Arbeit «Cockpits of Capitalism: An Ethnography of Financial Analysis»,
  • Dr. Timo Mennle für seine Arbeit «Incentives and Efficiency in Markets without Money».
Mit den Mercator Awards werden junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ausgezeichnet, die mit inter- bzw. transdisziplinären Ansätzen oder Methoden an Projekten von gesellschaftlicher Relevanz forschen. Die Preisverleihung findet am 13. Juli 2017 im Rahmen der Jahresveranstaltung des Graduate Campus statt.

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05.06.2017

RCE Vienna launches the Playpark Sachsenplatz


The RCE Vienna at the Institute for Ecological Economics at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business is currently working on CERIecon – an ERDF co-funded project which creates seven playparks offering training and mentoring for start-ups in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovakia. Vienna sees the Playpark as a learning, teaching and experimenting space for students who focus specifically on sustainability issues, social innovation and social inclusion. Everything is done in the spirit of transformative education, where transdisciplinarity is one of the key pillars.

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13.03.2017

Wissenschaftler empfehlen, die Biodiversitätsforschung stärker als bisher transdisziplinär auszurichten


Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zeigen, dass die Ursachen für den fortschreitenden Verlust der biologischen Vielfalt vor allem in fehlendem oder unsicherem Wissen über die komplexen Verbindungen zwischen Natur und Gesellschaft liegen. Wissenschaftler empfehlen daher, die Biodiversitätsforschung stärker als bisher transdisziplinär auszurichten.

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Video Clips from the Research Fair on the 2030 Agenda


Swiss Agency Development and Cooperation produced two videos about the Research Fair on the 2030 Agenda - a short video (2'30") as well as an extended version (7'39") with more in-depth information about the Research Fair.
Stakeholders from the science, development and policy worlds gathered together to explore the best ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda during the second Research Fair on 9 November 2016 at SDC's head office in Bern, Switzerland.
The Research Fair was organised by SDC and KFPE.

Der SNF startet das Nationale Forschungsprogramm "Antimikrobielle Resistenz". Das Ziel: neue Lösungsansätze, damit Antibiotika weiterhin wirken.


"Die Schweiz verfügt über hervorragende Forschende auf den verschiedenen Gebieten, die für die Lösung der Resistenzproblematik bedeutend sind", sagt Christoph Dehio, Präsident des NFP 72. "Mit einem koordinierten Effort können wir deshalb einen wesentlichen Beitrag leisten, um Antibiotikaresistenzen hier und weltweit zu überwinden." Zu diesem Zweck vereint das NFP 72 Human- und Tiermediziner, Biologen sowie Umweltwissenschaftlerinnen, die fächerübergreifend zusammenarbeiten.

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SAMW-Award «Interprofessionalität im Gesundheitswesen»


Das lässt sich sehen: 42 Gesuche sind auf die Ausschreibung des SAMW-Awards «Interprofessionalität» eingegangen, 29 konnten mit dem Award ausgezeichnet werden. Die Übergabe hat am 8. Dezember 2016 im Rahmen des Symposiums «Interprofessionalität im Gesund- heitswesen» stattgefunden. Prämiert wurden Best-Practice-Beispiele aus allen Landes- teilen und aus verschiedenen Organisationen der Versorgung, Bildung und Forschung.

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Want to find out more about problem framing, key readings in interdisciplinarity, a knowledge ecology framework, when to trust a model, experience-based co-design, change and research impact and more?
> Read the most recent blog posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog

The I2S YouTube channel has two new playlists


I2S YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/i2sTalks

The two new playlists are on systems thinking and on research implementation and change.  The channel is linked to an expanding set of videos, making it easier to access video resources relevant to I2S.

Integrating sustainable development into teaching at the University of Bern
> Guidelines now available


The University of Bern developed a set of guidelines and tools designed for faculty staff in all disciplines who wish to incorporate and integrate the crosscutting theme of sustainable development in their university teaching.

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Want to find out more about achieving impact, using analogies for problem solving, how to integrate, pragmatic complexity, a governance compass and more?
> Read the most recent blog posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog


Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog:
http://I2Insights.org

We welcome comments on posts and new contributions. This month’s posts are:

Want to find out more about integration, making predictions under uncertainty, funding for interdisciplinarity, becoming “translational”, scoping, social science contributions to interdisciplinarity, or teaching interdisciplinarity?
> Read the most recent blog posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog


Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog:
http://I2Insights.org.

We welcome comments on posts and new contributions. This month’s posts are:

Das r4d-Programm des SNF stellt sich vor


Internationale Forschungspartnerschaften können ihren Beitrag zur Bewältigung globaler Herausforderungen leisten. Die neue r4d-Broschüre zeigt wie.

​Die Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA) und der SNF finanzieren gemeinsam im Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d-Programm) Partnerschaften zwischen Forschenden in der Schweiz und Ländern in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika.

Die neue Broschüre stellt das r4d-Programm nun auf Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch vor.

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Want to find out more about systemic co-creation, art and participatory modelling, dispositional attributes for translational ecology, the difference between participation and co-production, or the benefits of multidisciplinarity?
> Read the most recent blog posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog


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We welcome comments on posts and new contributions. This month’s posts are:

Creativity in co-creation by Annette Boaz
In praise of multidisciplinarity by Gabriele Bammer
Is co-creation more than participation? by Katrin Prager
Training translational ecologists: moving from accidental to intentional by Mark Brunson
Art and participatory modelling by Hara Woltz and Eleanor Sterling
Ten communication tips for translational scientists by Sunshine Menezes
The interplay between knowledge and power / La interacción entre el conocimiento y el poder by Cristina Zurbriggen
From fountain to firehose by David Feldon
Co-creation without systems thinking can be dangerous by Gerald Midgley
What makes a translational ecologist? Part 3 Dispositional attributes by Translational Ecology Group

News about H2020 SIMRA


Scientists from across Europe and the wider Mediterranean area met at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, at the start of a 4 year project addressing some of the most important social challenges faced by rural areas. The Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) project, supported with €5.5m from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, aims to understand and enhance social innovation http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/social-innovation-promote-rural-growth-across-europe-and-mediterranean

Professor Maria Nijnik, the coordinator, working at the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group, said that “Social innovation responds to demands that are traditionally not addressed by markets or existing institutions, and that the challenge for this international team is to advance knowledge and to promote implementation of social innovation in marginalised rural areas. Social innovation manifests itself in new social relationships and collaborations. It seeks to promote the development and uptake of new services and new fields of activity, such as social entrepreneurship and social enterprises that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. Examples are community-owned renewable energy inititatives, and social enterprises which help disadvantaged groups gain access to work as well as to healthcare, and can include new institutional arrangements, while governance mechanisms based on new social networks advance social capital and can create new social innovations. The SIMRA team, led by the James Hutton Institute, will study what characterises successful social innovation, in areas as varied as north-west Europe and Scandanavia, the Mediterranean and North Africa region, Alpine, and Central and Eastern Europe. It will work with those initiating or benefiting from social innovations to learn about stakeholders/end-users motivations and experiences of support or barriers encountered.”

The team comprises members from 15 countries from across the European Union and the wider Mediterranean area, and associated international networks. A number of other countries, including from North Africa and East Europe, will be involved as contributors to case studies and SIMRA supporters coming from the South and South-Eastern European Mountain Network, FLEG II, the Carpathian Network S4C, and the UNEP, FAO, IUFRO, ECOFOR, Earth System Governance, and others, including the Ecosystem Services Community Scotland. The project consortium consists of 10 public bodies (8 universities and 2 research institutes), 8 not for profit organizations, 5 small and medium enterprises, NGOs and networks, and 3 international organisations.
Details of partners and other information about SIMRA are available at the European Union WWW site http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200385_en.html.


You can find more about SIMRA through the following links:
WEBSITE: www.simra-h2020.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIMRAeu/posts/923882071050196
Twitter: https://twitter.com/simra_eu/status/753903906443370496
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8546624/8546624-6159676893563015168

Microsite on the 11 Principles & 7 Questions and a Youtube Channel


KFPE (Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries) has developed and launched a microsite and a youtube channel with the aim of raising and broadening public awareness about its work, particularly among a younger audience.
Both of these online resources provide brief explanations of the 11 principles and 7 Questions for building transboundary and intercultural research partnerships.

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Want to find out more about participology, translational ecology, modelling, serious gaming or co-production
> Read this month’s essays on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog


Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) blog:
http://I2Insights.org

We welcome comments on posts and new contributions. This month’s essays are:

Co-production: it’s all about relationships by Kirsten Kainz
What makes a translational ecologist? Part 2 Skills by Translational Ecology Group
Tool users old and new: why we need models by Suzanne Pierce
What makes a translational ecologist? Part 1 Knowledge by Translational Ecology Group
Models as narratives by Alison Singer
What is translational ecology by Translational Ecology Group
Serious gaming: helping stakeholders address community problems by Nagesh Kolagani
Playing around with PARTICIPOLOGY by Alister Scott
Choosing a model: If all you have is a hammer... by Jen Badham
Eight institutional practices to support interdisciplinary research by Margaret Palmer, Jonathan Kramer, James Boyd, and David Hawthorne

"Transformation der Wissenschaft" - ein Dossier des oekom verlags


Ein Dossier des oekom verlags zum Thema "Transformation der Wissenschaft" mit Artikeln aus den Zeitschriften politische ökologie, GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, Ökologisches Wirtschaften und umwelt aktuell

Die Wissenschaft als Impulsgeberin für eine nachhaltige Transformation der Gesellschaft: Wie muss sie sich verändern, um ihrer Verantwortung für die Gesellschaft gerecht zu werden? Warum fürchtet sich die etablierte Wissenschaft vor der transformativen Wissenschaft? Was versetzt Bürgerinnen und Bürger in die Lage, die Transformation mitzugestalten? Ein Dossier mit aktuellen Artikeln aus den Zeitschriften des oekom verlags (zum Lesen bitte den jeweiligen Artikeltitel anklicken).

Link zum Dossier

Neues Forschungsprojekt „PlastX“: Wie ist ein nachhaltiger Umgang mit Plastik möglich?


PlastX – Kunststoffe als systemisches Risiko für sozial-ökologische Versorgungssysteme
Die Nachwuchsgruppe PlastX unter der Leitung des ISOE untersucht die gesellschaftliche Rolle von Plastik und damit verbundene Umweltauswirkungen. Das Team aus Sozial- und Naturwissenschaftlern erarbeitet hierbei, wie ein nachhaltigerer Umgang mit Plastik möglich ist.

Forschungsansatz
Die Nachwuchsgruppe verfolgt einen inter- und transdisziplinären Forschungsansatz. Hierfür wird die Problematik aus einer sozial-ökologischen Risikoperspektive betrachtet. Kennzeichnend für dieses komplexe Umweltproblem sind die vernetzten Risiken, die mit dem Material Plastik durch die Herstellung, Verwendung und Entsorgung einhergehen. Daran sind viele Akteure in unterschiedlichen Konstellationen beteiligt, die sowohl Risikoverursacher als auch -betroffene sein können. Darüber hinaus bestehen Unsicherheiten über die direkten und indirekten Umwelt- und Gesundheitsfolgen von Kunststoffen. Aufgrund dieser Charakteristika wird die Thematik konzeptionell als systemisches Risiko gefasst.

Übergreifendes Ziel des Projekts ist es,

  • das theoretische Verständnis von systemischen Risiken in sozial-ökologischen Versorgungssystemen am Beispiel der Kunststoffe konzeptionell weiterzuentwickeln,
  • integrative, praxisnahe Lösungsstrategien im Umgang mit systemischen Risiken von Kunststoffen anhand der Handlungsfelder Vermeidung, Alternativen und Management aufzuzeigen.

Die Problematik wird in folgenden Bereichen analysiert:
  • Verpackungen und nachhaltiger Konsum (Vermeidung und Alternativen von Verpackungsmaterialien)
  • Mikroplastik in Fließgewässern
  • Plastikabfälle in internationalen Gewässern

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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

Interested in co-creation, facilitation, unknowns, mental models or interdisciplinary case studies?
> Read this month’s essays on the Integration and Implementation Insights (I2S) blog


Link to the blog

We welcome comments on posts and new contributions. This month’s essays are:
Virtues and vices of real-world co-creation by Quassim Cassam
Integrating Disciplines / Integrando Disciplinas by Marcel Bursztyn, Gabriela Litre and Stéphanie Nasuti
Five Steps for Managing Diversity to Create Synergy by Doug Easterling
Facilitating multidisciplinary decision making by Bob Dick
Eight Strategies for Co-creation by Arnim Wiek
Six types of unknowns in interdisciplinary research by Gabriele Bammer
Can co-creation achieve better outcomes for people and communities? by Deborah Ghate ()
Knowledge synthesis and external representations by Deana Pennington

Interested in accountabilities for funders, research end users and researchers working together in transdisciplinary research?
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Join the discussion of Andrew Campbell’s blog post “Designing applied research for impact”
at https://i2insights.org/2016/04/26/research-for-impact/

You can also comment on other recent posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights blog at
http://I2Insights.org or write you own post.

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Drei Mercator Awards an Nachwuchsforschende der Universität Zürich verliehen


Der Graduate Campus der Universität Zürich und die Stiftung Mercator gratulieren den Preisträgerinnen und dem Preisträger der Mercator Awards 2016:

Sarah Genner für ihre Arbeit „ON/OFF – Risks and rewards of the anytime-anywhere Internet“
Dr. Uli Herrmann für seine Arbeit „Prion infections and anti-PrP antibodies trigger converging neurotoxic pathways“
Dr. Gabriela Medici für ihre Arbeit „Migrantinnen als Pflegehilfen in Schweizer Privathaushalten – menschenrechtliche Vorgaben und staatliche Handlungspflichten“

Mit den Mercator Awards für Nachwuchsforschende werden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ausgezeichnet, die mit inter- bzw. transdisziplinären Ansätzen oder Methoden an Projekten von gesellschaftlicher Relevanz forschen. Die Preisverleihung findet am 6. Oktober 2016 im Rahmen der Jahresveranstaltung des Graduate Campus statt.

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Interested in how to use modelling for integration in transdisciplinary research?
> Join the discussion


Join the discussion of Serena Hamilton and Tony Jakeman’s blog post “Ten dimensions of integration: guidelines for modellers”

At http://i2insights.org/2016/03/08/ten-dimensions-of-integration/.

You can also comment on other recent posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights blog at http://I2Insights.org or write you own post.

Other recent topics are:

  1. Research impact: six kinds of change
  2. Moving from models that synthesize to models that innovate
  3. The knowledge practice paradox
  4. Facilitating participatory modeling
  5. Working together for better outcomes: lessons for funders, researchers, and researcher partners
  6. Modeling as social practice
  7. Why participatory models need to include cultural models

"It's the umanities, stupid" – Was die Geisteswissenschaften leisten
> 18 Fragen und Antworten zu den Geisteswissenschaften


Was die Geisteswissenschaften leisten

Eine neue Website fasst zusammen, was die Geisteswissenschaften zur Wertschöpfung und zum gesellschaftlichen Wohlbefinden beitragen. Mit der Website reagiert die SAGW auf die Kritik gegenüber den Geisteswissenschaften. 18 Fragen und Antworten machen deutlich, weshalb es die Geisteswissenschaften zur Lösung gesellschaftlicher Probleme ebenso wie zur Stärkung der Wirtschaft braucht.

Link:
https://abouthumanities.sagw.ch

Interested in the theory of transdisciplinarity?
> Join the discussion


Join the discussion of the blog post by the Workshop Group on Theory at 2015 Basel International Transdisciplinary Conference “What is the role of theory in transdisciplinary research?"

At http://i2insights.org/2016/02/17/role-of-theory-in-transdisciplinary-research/.

You can also comment on other recent posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights blog at http://I2Insights.org or write you own post.

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Interdisziplinäre Forschung: Neuausrichtung von Sinergia
Eingabetermine: 1. Juni und 1. Dezember.


Das Förderungsinstrument Sinergia des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds wurde neu ausgerichtet: Fortan werden damit wegweisende interdisziplinäre Projekte ("breakthrough research") finanziert.

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Interested in professional development for those teaching transdisciplinarity?
> Join the discussion


Join the discussion of Tanja Golja and Dena Fam’s blog post "Supporting academics’ learning to design, teach and research transdisciplinary programs in higher education: what’s the state of play?"

At http://i2insights.org/2016/01/20/transciplinary-programs-in-higher-education/.

You can also comment on other recent posts on the Integration and Implementation Insights blog at http://I2Insights.org or write you own post.

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