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Cluster Knowledge Transfer

Cluster Knowledge Transfer

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The cluster 'Knowledge Transfer' fulfills a crucial bridge-building function between the individual TRUST clusters, and in the exchange with public sector and society target groups, where processes of the accompanied knowledge creation and knowledge use are at the center of the targeted research. Research in the knowledge transfer cluster requires the planning and design of communication-processes with innovative modes of working, respectively teaching and learning within the context of social transformation. 

The cluster is founded on three pillars of knowledge transfer. First, knowledge transfer between the individual research clusters, including all cooperating institutions and organizations in the field, shall be arranged. Second, with the help of a digital work environment a knowledge landscape shall be created, which supports and contributes to shaping an inter- and transdisciplinary exchange of knowledge. Third, the transfer with social groups, meaning the co-creation and realization of research findings in industry, politics, administration, education, etc., shall occur. This  incorporates knowledge creation and knowledge distribution through orientation and educational opportunities for various targets groups. This pillar is closely connected to transformative education and transformation education, as well as transformative research and transformation research as defined by the 


  • Co-production of knowledge
  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge distribution
  • Knowledge use
  • Educational opportunities
  • (Digital) Knowledge network


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