- Online Platform, Community Building, Networking, tdAcademy
- Target group:
- All Interested
- Event type:
- Talk / Lecture / Presentation
- International Transdisciplinary Conference
- Contact person:
Researchers from the global South and North have contributed to a sophisticated understanding of the concepts, methods, and practices of transdisciplinary research, while often coming from different fields of research and institutions. Transdisciplinary researchers with their expertise, skills and experiences, however, still remain somewhat scattered around the globe, which limits exchange and strengthening of individual researchers as well as the overall community. In recent years, several local, national, and international initiatives have emerged to connect researchers and create spaces for the transdisciplinary research community, such as the Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research and Education (ITD), the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS), and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (TD-net). They all use various formats such as conferences, working groups, newsletters, workshops, and blogs to connect the community and enable discussions. In addition to these comprehensive efforts, tdAcademy seeks to provide a dynamic online platform for the global community to network, initiate collaborations, exchange experiences and ideas, pool capacity-building opportunities, and reflect on the further development of current concepts, practices, and methods.
The online platform has been developed by the project "tdAcademy – Platform for transdisciplinary research and studies", which also conducts research on four issues relevant for transdisciplinary research: context-dependencies, new formats, societal and scientific effects. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in their funding scheme Social-Ecological Research. Founding partners are the ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Leuphana University, the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Oeko-Institut. tdAcademy is supported by more than 30 leading institutions from the international research community that jointly conduct, promote, and shape transdisciplinary research.
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