The themes

We publish on regular basis a group of articles that focus on one of the themes that we are working on.

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Interdisciplinarity Beyond the Buzzword

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

These articles were published in the AYA Guide about interdisciplinarity. 

Tips & Tricks

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

There’s nothing more useful than a listicle to end this interdisciplinarity guide. We have condensed the top 10 tips and tricks from our many interviews.

System: What is the influence of funding, publishing and promotion?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

All academics are embedded within an academic landscape. Unfortunately, most of our interviewees are concerned the current academic landscape prompts most researchers to shy away from interdisciplinary research.

Education: How and why should we train students and researchers in interdisciplinary ways?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

Integrating interdisciplinary aspects into teaching – or even offering a fully interdisciplinary programme – has the potential to bring several benefits to students. It also brings with it a set of challenges.

Community: How do interdisciplinary communities and collaborations succeed?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

This article underlines the importance of selecting team members based on their willingness to be vulnerable regarding (the limits of) their knowledge; their genuine interest in other fields can hardly be underestimated.

Goal: When is interdisciplinarity necessary or of added value?

A Guide to Academic Work Across Disciplines

‘Interdisciplinarity’ has become a ubiquitous academic buzzword. Given this often unquestioned enthusiasm, one should ask a set of basic questions.