Promotion of Young Researchers

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The inter- and transdisciplinary promotion of young researchers is an important part of the activities carried out in TRUST. As such this type of promotion complements the various promotional activities of junior scientists' offered by the participating institutes and faculties themselves. One the one hand, our promotion of young researchers intensifies the academic exchange between various academic disciplines and cultures. On the other hand, it promotes a practice-oriented knowledge transfer between young researchers and different interest groups (e.g. public administration, politics, industry, NGOs). Both thematise time and again the potential and pitfalls of inter- and transdisciplinary research.

The inter- and transdisciplinary promotion of young researchers is an important part of the activities carried out in TRUST. As such this type of promotion complements the various promotional activities of junior scientists' offered by the participating institutes and faculties themselves. One the one hand, our promotion of young researchers intensifies the academic exchange between various academic disciplines and cultures. On the other hand, it promotes a practice-oriented knowledge transfer between young researchers and different interest groups (e.g. public administration, politics, industry, NGOs). Both thematise time and again the potential and pitfalls of inter- and transdisciplinary research.

This promotion of young researchers takes place in form of three very different activities: 

The ability to work inter- and transdisciplinarily becomes ever more important both inside and outside the university. Managing interdisciplinary junior research groups, for example, is an important career step, and especially the large research support programmes (EU, BMBF, VW Foundation) operate interdisciplinarily. In addition, transfering knowledge into practice becomes significantly easier when cooperation partners are trained accordingly.