Beyond the market stalls and ivory towers: A study on integrated science for sustainable provision of knowledge

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Samverkan, Transdisciplinary research, Knowledge collaboration

Description

This project focuses attention on the emerging perspective of
integrated science as a method for how to involve various stakeholders in society
and jointly contribute to knowledge development; a perspective that has been
called for both within research and in the public debate about the role of science
in society. While collaboration between academia and other societal sectors is
often emphasized as being important it is also filled with conflicting, and
sometimes naïve, views of different roles in the knowledge production system, as
well as expectations. The aim of this project is to develop an understanding of
preconditions for initiatives towards integrative knowledge production, to handle
previously identified challenges and to reach the often-stated promises of such
collaborations. By examining the dynamic learning processes of three
collaborative platforms in Sweden, addressing challenges with environment,
health, and social wellbeing in the context of international experiences of
integrated science, we will contribute with empirical and theoretical insights into
integrated knowledge development for securing long-term and sustainable
provision of knowledge in society.

Layman's description

This project focuses attention on the emerging perspective of
integrated science as a method for how to involve various stakeholders in society
and jointly contribute to knowledge development; a perspective that has been
called for both within research and in the public debate about the role of science
in society. While collaboration between academia and other societal sectors is
often emphasized as being important it is also filled with conflicting, and
sometimes naïve, views of different roles in the knowledge production system, as
well as expectations. The aim of this project is to develop an understanding of
preconditions for initiatives towards integrative knowledge production, to handle
previously identified challenges and to reach the often-stated promises of such
collaborations. By examining the dynamic learning processes of three
collaborative platforms in Sweden, addressing challenges with environment,
health, and social wellbeing in the context of international experiences of
integrated science, we will contribute with empirical and theoretical insights into
integrated knowledge development for securing long-term and sustainable
provision of knowledge in society.
Short titleBeyond the market stalls and ivory towers
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2016/05/022019/09/30

Participants