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Recent SHAPE-ID Activity

SHAPE-ID continues shaping discussion and policy around inter- and transdisciplinarity across Europe and beyond. Here’s a round-up of activity in the twelve months since the discussion on the 2023 LERU Report on Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges. Scholarly Publications: As well as various articles and chapters in edited collections, July 2023 marked the publication of SHAPE-ID’s Foundations of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research: A Reader, written and edited by Dr Bianca Vienni-Baptista, Prof Isabel Fletcher, Prof Catherine Lyall, along with contributions from Dr Doireann Wallace and Dr Jane Ohlmeyer. As the first ever comprehensive reader for inter-…

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Last December in snowy Hannover, two SHAPE-ID partners, Dr Isabel Fletcher and PD (dozent) Dr Bianca Vienni-Baptista, took part in a workshop organised by the UNDISCIPLINED project, an initiative of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). RoRI is a collaboration between researchers, funders and data providers, that aims to use research evidence to improve research systems, cultures and decision-making. There is a clear overlap between these aims and SHAPE-ID’s role in advising the EU about best practice in the funding, conducting, and evaluating inter- and transdisciplinary research.   The UNDISCIPLINED project focuses directly on the funding, evaluation, measurement and impacts of transdisciplinary…

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SHAPE-ID Webinar: LERU Report

On Tuesday 23 May, SHAPE-ID Coordinator Professor Jane Ohlmeyer hosted a discussion with a panel of experts on the recently-released LERU report, “Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges.” The report is an important update to their seminal 2016 report “Interdisciplinarity and the 21st Century Research Intensive University,” whose findings have been referenced worldwide. The webinar explored what has changed in the research landscape since both the 2016 report and the 2021 SHAPE-ID findings and toolkit, as well as what changes are still necessary across funding, policy and research performing organisations. SHAPE-ID was delighted to welcome the report’s…

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LERU Report Roundtable: SHAPE-ID Webinar on the 23rd of May

LERU (the League of European Research Universities) recently launched its report “Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges”. This 2023 report is an important update to LERU’s seminal 2016 report “Interdisciplinarity and the 21st Century Research Intensive University” whose findings have been referenced worldwide. SHAPE-ID was delighted to work with the main author, Professor Didier Wernli, on planning and preparing the new report. On Tuesday 23 May at 12 noon Central European Time/11 am Irish Time for 90 minutes, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, SHAPE-ID Coordinator and LERU report co-author, will host a discussion with Professor Wernli on the report’s key…

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