International Network for Transdisciplinary (post doctoral) Research (INTR)
The network builds upon and extends the current international collaborations at Transtechnology Research in order to develop methods, pedagogies and resourcing strategies for transdisciplinary practiced based research at the highest level. The structure comprises five network meetings financed incollaboration with participating institutions and the outcome will be a joint funding application toextend the network and a joint research proposal.
The network is intended to address trans-disciplinary research at the highest level in order to develop methods, identify concerns and propose procedures appropriate to post-doctoral research by early career researchers in particular. Through this we also expect to dissolve some of the more consuming problems reiterated in the H. E. PhD sector and, more significantly open new perspectives for transdisciplinary research. In particular the network will consider why practice based research might be valuable and where its issues and lessons might be applied to University research strategies in the widest sense.
The key activities of this international network will be five meetings; an initial structural meeting at Plymouth, followed by Budapest, Amsterdam, Berlin and finally a round-up meeting at Plymouth. The proposal is that UoP will substantially contribute to subsistence and mobility. In return each venue will host a four-day event, facilitate a supervisory PhD master-class (in order to exchange academic styles) and produce a short report of the event.
‘transdisciplinarity’, by which is meant the mobilization of a range of theoretical perspectives and practical methodologies to solve problems. But, unlike inter- or multi-disciplinarity, it is not necessarily derived from pre-existing disciplines, nor does it always contribute to the formation of new disciplines. The creative act lies just as much in the capacity to mobilize and manage these perspectives and methodologies, their ‘external’ orchestration, as in the development of new theories or conceptualisations, or the reﬁnement of research methods, the ‘internal’ dynamics of scientiﬁc creativity.
Nowotny, H., Scott, P. and Gibbson M. Introduction, ‘Mode 2’ Revisited: The New Production of Knowledge, Minerva 41: 179–194, 2003.
Description and purpose:
This proposal is intended to initiate an international network of research organisations concerned with post-doctoral and early career, practice based research.
Its purpose is to collate and cascade best practice at postdoctoral level in order to:
(i) support early career researchers
(ii) to enhance the provision and experience of PhD students working particularly with trans-disciplinary practice.
(i) a consolidated network and international exchange programme
(ii) international doctoral supervision teams
(iii) national and EU funding applications
(iv) grey literature.
The meetings will be formally structured in two parts:
(i) To consider presentations of ongoing research by the network, and seminars to develop policy statements and collaborative proposals.
(ii) The participants will also offer master-classes and consultation with registered PhD students at the host institution as both a contributory and research exercise. The initial participants of the network have been selected against the criteria of the wide range of their uses of transdisciplinary practices in research with world-class outcomes as well as previous successful collabo-ration with Transtechnology Research.
International Network for Transdisciplinary (post doctoral) Research (INTR) Conference in Budapest 2011.
Vienna 14/07/11 to 15/07/11
International Network for Transdisciplinary (post doctoral)
Research (INTR) Conference in Vienna 2011.