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Food for Thought "Interdisciplinary research, a cursed blessing or a blessed curse?"

vrijdag, 27 maart, 2020 - 12:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Polyvalente ruimte
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Interdisciplinary research is highly promoted by European funding organs, in particular the Commission’s Horizon2020 funding scheme. However, among the majority of researchers, interdisciplinary research is still regarded as “stepping out” from the normed research conducted in today’s universities. Many scholarly voices have flagged the unknows, divergent definitions, and lack of evaluation strategies of interdisciplinary research. Yet, the European Commission, and increasingly national research funding agencies such as FWO, INNOVIRIS and BELSPO, understands interdisciplinary research as the answer to knowledge creation when tackling complex scientific questions and large societal challenges.

It is clear to all that interdisciplinary research demands a different approach but what is the reality of researchers performing interdisciplinary research? How does it compare to our expectations, hesitations and common standards of research excellence? Why does it seem so difficult for many researchers to come on board the interdisciplinarity research ship?

We would like to invite you to a dynamic and lively discussion over lunch to share your thoughts, experiences and insights on interdisciplinary research.

Come join us and sign up for the next ‘Food for Thought’ seminar! Prof. Jean Paul Van Bendegem will open the session with a keynote speech.

Jean Paul Van Bendegem


Practical details:

Date: Friday march 27th, 2020
Location: U-Residence
Time: 12:00-02:00pm

Places are limited and registration is mandatory. 
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