Members may be interested in the following blog post: Are research institutes fulfilling their interdisciplinary roles in universities? by Paul Bolger https://i2insights.org/2020/08/25/interdisciplinary-research-institutes/. Paul leads an interdisciplinary research centre in Ireland.
The report of the August 24 business meeting is now available at https://nitro-oceania.net/activities/business-meetings/2020-business-meeting. Many thanks to everyone who attended for a productive meeting and to Professor Klement Tockner for a lively and very timely talk.
The July 24 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference covered: planning for the business meeting on August 24 reconvening the working group to start planning the next workshop in the series: Greater impact through inter- and transdisciplinary research and education: building skills, value and the case for this new way of working. update on SRI2021 update on impact […]
Professor Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund, will talk about how he implemented his vision to fund interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Two annual rounds of funding for interdisciplinary research have been completed and a first round of funding for transdisciplinary research is now in progress. The talk will be part of the NITRO-Oceania […]
In May 2019, NITRO-Oceania made a submission to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification Review 2019 arguing for inclusion of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research (https://nitro-oceania.net/2019/05/30/June-2019-research-classifications-submission/). In February 2020, we expressed our disappointment in the draft conclusions of the review (https://nitro-oceania.net/2020/02/10/february-2020-response-to-ANZSRC-consultation-draft). The final report was released in late June 2020 and while the review […]
The annual business meeting will be held on Monday August 24 at: 11am-12.30pm Australian west coast 1-2.30pm Australian east coast, PNG 2-3.30pm Solomon Islands 3-4.30pm NZ and Fiji. The agenda will cover: Welcome and introductions Update on working groups and activities Future plans and funding proposal for interim secretariat Nominations for Executive Additions to working […]
The June 30 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference covered: debriefing after the successful June 17 workshop planning for the August 24 business meeting discussion of two proposed new membership categories – “aspiring leaders” and one for people who have stepped down from formal leadership positions update on successful networking through the virtual coffee chats formalising the co-option […]
Seventeen leaders of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations, along with ten interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners met virtually to move thinking forward on how best to describe interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and its impacts. It successfully set the scene for the next two workshops in the series; see https://nitro-oceania.net/sri2020-workshop/.
The June 17 workshop – Communicating in stories – strengthening this core ID/TD skill – is over-subscribed and promises to be an exciting event. We have participants from all parts of Oceania, both researchers and practitioners, and ranging from early career to senior. To find out more and to see the video providing background see: […]
Boone, C.G., Pickett, S.T.A, Bammer, G., Bawa, K., Dunne, J.A., Gordon, I.J., Hart, D., Hellmann, J., Miller, A., New, M., Ometto, J.P., Taylor K., Wendorf, G., Agrawal, A., Bertsch, P., Campbell, C., Dodd, P., Janetos, A., Mallee, H. 2020 ‘Preparing interdisciplinary leadership for a sustainable future.’ Sustainability Science Online First http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-020-00823-9