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School for Transdisciplinary Studies

Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges

The current LERU paper assesses the advancements made by LERU universities in implementing a virtuous circle between disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity to promote the advancement of knowledge. The report recognizes the significant progress achieved so far and highlights the remaining challenges in education, research, careers, and governance. Regarding education, there has been a notable expansion of inter- and transdisciplinary programs and opportunities. However, LERU emphasizes the need for further efforts to shift from multidisciplinary programs towards integrating knowledge from various disciplines in interdisciplinary programs and collaborating with stakeholders, which is referred to as transdisciplinarity.

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