25
Jan
Webinar on Zoom

Interdisciplinarity in practice - success factors and problems

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Welcome to the fourth part of a series of lunch webinars on interdisciplinary science at SLU. In this webinar, Erland Mårald, Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, will talk about success factors and problems when working interdisciplinary.

Today, interdisciplinarity is said to be a way to meet complex problems. More research projects, journals and environments claim to be interdisciplinary and career opportunities in this area have increased. At the same time, it can be problematic, especially for younger researchers, to invest in interdisciplinary. They risk belonging everywhere but without their own affiliation. It is also not easy to collaborate with people with other educational backgrounds and understandings of the world. In what should the research actually meet and how can the research be rewarding and not end up in a vague mess? It is not easier for research projects to try to conduct transdisciplinary research in collaboration with societal actors, where different interests and values ​​come into the mix. This lecture presents problems but also opportunities to conduct research in these contexts.

The Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) is a new initiative at SLU starting in the fall of 2022. During an eight-month period, researchers with different academic backgrounds will have the opportunity to jointly increase their knowledge of interdisciplinary working methods. The aim of the initiative is to increase knowledge of and interest in interdisciplinary research among researchers at SLU, strengthen their ability to address research issues from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective and facilitate collaborations between different departments.

As part of the new initiative, the Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) hosts a series of lunch webinars on interdisciplinary science and how the researchers at SLU can benefit from developing their contacts with scientists at other departments.

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Facts

Time: 2023-01-25 12:10 - 12:55
City: Webinar on Zoom
Organiser: SLU Future Food
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Organisers

The Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) is a new opportunity for SLU researchers from all faculties. The aim of the initiative is to increase knowledge of and interest in interdisciplinary research among researchers at SLU, strengthen their ability to address research issues from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective and facilitate collaborations between different departments. IDA is initiated and led by SLU Future Food, one of SLU's four future platforms, supported by the NJ faculty.

SLU Future Food is a platform for research and collaboration to develop knowledge, solutions and innovations aimed at ensuring that the entire food system is characterized by economic, ecological and social sustainability to overcome tomorrow's challenges. The research addresses both plants and animals, from the smallest molecules to global systems.

Please note

  • The event will be conducted in English but questions and discussions may be conducted in Swedish
  • The presentations will be recorded, but not the discussion

Programme

12:00–12:10 CET

  • You are welcome to join some minutes before the programme starts

12:10–12:55 CET 

  • Welcome by SLU Future Food
  • Possibilities for you with IDA – our Interdisciplinary Academy at SLU, Annsofie Wahlström
  • Interdisciplinarity in practice - success factors and problems, Erland Mårald
  • Q&A with Erland Mårald
  • Q&A with Annsofie Wahlström

12:55–13:30 CET

  • The meeting will remain open for informal discussions