The Situation Is Tense! Inter- And Transdisciplinary Research Between Social Demands, University Logic And Multidimensional Competence Requirements

Ruth E. Lerchster


Inter-and transdisciplinary research claims to react to sociopolitical issues and to prepare empiricist and theoretical material that knowledge becomes operative. This means that the concerned people become able to act and realize options on which decisions can be made. The field of research can be described as limitless, divergent and diverse. This contribution focuses on three essential aspects: the inter- and transdisciplinarity and its embedding in the society, the paradigm shift within the science system as a determining factor and the (new) competence requirements for inter- and transdisciplinary researchers. Linked to this, the focus lies on the connection between the poles of role flexibility, project- and process responsibility and the expertise in order to conclusively consider the question which consequences it has on the education of young scientists and which conclusions emerge for the science system.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)


ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)



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