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Demand Seminar: Michael Stauffacher; Research that matters: how to co-design research and co-produce knowledge for scientific and societal impact

Date: 21 May 2014 Time: 4.00-6.00 pm

Venue: County South, D Floor, Meeting Room 11 (D72)

Michael Stauffacher, ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions.

Research that matters: how to co-design research and co-produce knowledge for scientific and societal impact

With the launch of the new global research platform Future Earth (http://www.futureearth.info/), sponsored inter alia by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the plea for more impact oriented research has gained new momentum and global recognition. In their core documents, Future Earth is referring to "co-design of research" and "co-production of knowledge". But what this actually could mean remains elusive. Based on my own experiences in what is called "transdisciplinary research" (http://www.transdisciplinarity.ch/e/Transdisciplinarity/) in continental Europe I will revisit these demands and discuss some major challenges evolving from it. In interaction with the audience I would be interested to develop what this means for the Demand Centre which explicitly denotes itself as Collaborative Research & Engagement.

Event website: http://http://www.demand.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-michael-stauffacher-21-may-2014/

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