Promotion of Young Researchers

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The inter- and transdisciplinary promotion of young researchers is an important part of the TRUST activities, and it complements the various promotional activities offered by our prinicipal institutions. Our promotion of young researchers intensifies the academic exchange between various academic disciplines and cultures. On the other hand, it furthers a practice-oriented knowledge transfer between young researchers and different interest groups (e.g. public administration, politics, industry, NGOs). Here the possibilities as well as pitfalls of inter- and transdisciplinary research become the subject of discussion time and again.

The inter- and transdisciplinary promotion of young researchers is an important part of the TRUST activities, and it complements the various promotional activities offered by our prinicipal institutions. Our promotion of young researchers intensifies the academic exchange between various academic disciplines and cultures. On the other hand, it furthers a practice-oriented knowledge transfer between young researchers and different interest groups (e.g. public administration, politics, industry, NGOs). Here the possibilities as well as pitfalls of inter- and transdisciplinary research become the subject of discussion time and again.

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

The ability to work inter- and transdisciplinarily becomes ever more important both in university as well as in non-university environments. 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 easier significantly when cooperation partners are trained accordingly as well.