RegNet recognised as a school with strong commitments to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and education

ANU Framework

The Australian National University (ANU) is introducing a universal undergraduate requirement that responds to decades-long calls for universities to take seriously the development of expertise in the transdisciplinary problem solving required to address the major challenges facing society.

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) alongside Fenner School of Environment and Society and School of Cybernetics are mentioned as exemplars of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in a paper published by the working group on the process for introducing the ANU graduate attribute “Capability to Employ Discipline-based Knowledge in Transdisciplinary Problem Solving.”

The paper, Setting parameters for developing undergraduate expertise in transdisciplinary problem solving at a university-wide scale: a case study is available in the journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communications in a collection on “Expertise in integration and implementation for transformative research.” 

Image credit: The ANU framework for transdisciplinary problem solving from the paper, Setting parameters for developing undergraduate expertise in transdisciplinary problem solving at a university-wide scale: a case study