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What is transdisciplinary research?

A transdisciplinary approach brings discipline specialists from different areas together to work side by side with the common purpose of evolving new research methodologies and frameworks that span the discipline boundaries and drive innovation.

This goes beyond simply contributing different disciplinary techniques or viewpoints to a problem at hand, as is done in multidisciplinary research, or bringing the tools of one discipline to bear on another a problem in another discipline, as is done in interdisciplinary research. A transdisciplinary approach aims to provide solution to challenging real world problems that cannot be tackled with the tools of any one discipline alone.

Transdiciplinary Research

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

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The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005


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