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TITLE Interdisciplinarity in Research   eurab_04_009_interdisciplinarity_research_final.pdf (81.8 KB)
Document ID LIB7
Document type EU institution Scientific Advisory Body opinion/advice
Issue date 01/04/2004
Document reference EURAB 04.009-FINAL
Original language of the document English
Document produced by European Research Advisory Board organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Isidoros KARATZAS
European Research Advisory Board
(08/03/2005)
Policy domains
  • Science and Research

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Short description  Many major breakthroughs in science take place at the boundaries or intersections of disciplines.
While mono-disciplinary studies will continue to play an important part in both the training of researchers and in the conduct of research, the solution to many of todays complex problems in
areas such as globalisation, environment, health, defence and security must, by definition, be
addressed using a multi-disciplinary approach. Indeed, the boundaries between the different disciplines are often largely historic and somewhat arbitrary and, as new fields such as in the biosciences area, have emerged, are becoming increasingly blurred.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Many major breakthroughs in science take place at the boundaries or intersections of disciplines.
While mono-disciplinary studies will continue to play an important part in both the training of researchers and in the conduct of research, the solution to many of todays complex problems in
areas such as globalisation, environment, health, defence and security must, by definition, be addressed usi ...

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