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Each year since 2012, Leuphana University Lüneburg has offered the Td Summer School – Transdisciplinary Research at the Science / Society Interface. Designed for both scientists and practitioners (such as companies, NGOs, and governments), the Td Summer School focuses on the work at the interface between scientific and non-scientific (societal) realms.
Leuphana offers a 5-day Intensive Training and a 2-3 day Special Training in transdisciplinary research. The Td Summer School prepares researchers and practitioners for joint research on societal challenges at the science | society interface. The courses provide both theoretical and methodological foundations, as well as experience in designing and implementing transdisciplinary research processes.
A special focus of the Td summer school is on broadening the participants’ disciplinary and interdisciplinary research towards a transdisciplinary approach, and on enabling practitioners to expand their role in contributing to transdisciplinary research. Bringing together scientists, practitioners and policy makers, the Td Summer School allows participants to experience multiple perspectives and a joint elaboration of roles, tasks and responsibilities in cooperative research and the transformation of societal challenges.
The Td Summer School addresses researchers and practitioners (for example, policy makers, managers from industries, NGO representatives) from all disciplines and societal fields, as well as graduate students with research experience who want to develop their research and professional activities towards transdisciplinary approaches at the science | society interface.