University Experiments in Interdisciplinarity ; Obstacles and Opportunities

Interdisciplinarity is an inflationary concept in the discourses of higher education and science policy. Yet, some recent structural reforms in European and US universities reflect fundamental changes in the organization of knowledge production and teaching. This publication takes a fresh look at... Ausführliche Beschreibung

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Verfasserangabe: Britta Padberg, Peter Weingart.
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, [2014]
Enthält: Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Interdisciplinarity Again ... or Still? / Weingart, Peter / Padberg, Britta -- I. Interdisciplinarity in Teaching and Research -- Toward Interdisciplinarity by Design in the American Research University / Crow, Michael M. / Dabars, William B. -- Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands / Boon, Louis -- Between a Program-Oriented Approach and Commitment to One's Discipline: the Experimental Merger of Different Research Cultures at KIT / Grunwald, Armin -- The Foundation of KIT within the Context of the Science System- A Provocation in Science Policy / Nitsche, Dennis -- A Place Apart: Opportunities in Developing Leuphana University of Lüneburg / Spoun, Sascha / Kölzer, Christian -- The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)- Epistemic and Institutional Considerations / Padberg, Britta -- II. Interdisciplinarity as a Guiding Principle for Universities -- "Cross the border, close the gap" / Marquardt, Wolfgang / Wilhelmy, Thorsten -- Opportunities and Obstacles of University Reforms: Cluster Building and its Problems-From the Perspective of University Leadership / Schimank, Uwe -- Interdisciplinarity and the New Governance of Universities / Weingart, Peter -- The end of Disciplinarity / Frodeman, Robert -- About the Authors
Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Interdisciplinarity Again ... or Still? / I. Interdisciplinarity in Teaching and Research -- Toward Interdisciplinarity by Design in the American Research University / Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands / Between a Program-Oriented Approach and Commitment to One's Discipline: the Experimental Merger of Different Research Cultures at KIT / The Foundation of KIT within the Context of the Science System- A Provocation in Science Policy / A Place Apart: Opportunities in Developing Leuphana University of Lüneburg / The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)- Epistemic and Institutional Considerations / II. Interdisciplinarity as a Guiding Principle for Universities -- "Cross the border, close the gap" / Opportunities and Obstacles of University Reforms: Cluster Building and its Problems-From the Perspective of University Leadership / Interdisciplinarity and the New Governance of Universities / The end of Disciplinarity / About the Authors
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ISBN: 9783839426166
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