Technik und Umwelt
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-Solving among Science, Technology and Society
Zürich, Switzerland, 27 February - 1 March 2000
New forms of mutual learning will help to meet the complex challenges of the twenty-first century, according to the organisers of an international conference on "Transdisciplinarity: Joint problem solving among science, technology and society". The conference is scheduled to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, between 27 February and 1 March 2000.
The conference will consider knowledge as the sole unlimited global resource, the use of which will effect the quality of life of present and future generations. It will provide a forum to investigate the ways that transdisciplinarity can be applied to make the best use of available knowledge. It will give participants an opportunity to meet experts in the field, to develop contacts with transdisciplinarity practitioners from the research world and society at large, and to debate both current and future prospects for transdisciplinarity.
The conference aims to develop transdisciplinarity practice, promote transdisciplinarity research, and create favourable institutional structures and powerful incentives.
The conference will focus on the following topics:
The main issues to be discussed are:
The event is being organised by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Berne, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and Asea Brown Boveri Corporate Research Ltd.
The deadline for registration to attend the conference is 15 December 1999. The conference language will be English.
(Source: CORDIS focus)