kib consults scientific institutions in how to raise their transdisciplinary profile, supports research teams in setting up collaborative projects, and teaches young scientists transdisciplinary skills and methods.
Cognitive Integration & Innovation
Scientific institutions thrive on innovations. Innovations, in turn, thrive in an environment, which is open to new ideas. Such an environment has to be consciously created and, over time, itself be innovated. As a long-standing tradition, the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) is committed to this task. ISOE is currently updating its research program for the new decade. kib coordinates this two-year, participative process and provides strategic advice to ISOE’s executive board. >> more information
The specific practical and social skills needed to do interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research are rarely taught at schools and universities. Such skills are, however, vital in forming a successful research team, which aims to address complex societal issues. kib designs and facilitates seminars for young researchers from all backgrounds to acquire a transdisciplinary skill set. The basis is a new quality standard for transdisciplinary research, which kib co-developed as part of its research activities. >> more information (in German only)