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POCARIM policy brief 4 : Interdisciplinarity in social science and humanities careers

Coey, CTA 2014, POCARIM policy brief 4 : Interdisciplinarity in social science and humanities careers , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford. (Submitted)

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Mobility and interactions between members of disciplinary communities are seen to be one of the keys to mobilising knowledge and generating innovation in the knowledge-based economy. Whilst a good deal of policy and research attention has been given to the role of disciplinary border crossings in fields such as the sciences, technology and engineering, there has been less focus on the social sciences and humanities. The European Commission’s commitment to the development of interdisciplinarity in doctoral training and research funding is a core element of the strategy for addressing the societal problems Europe faces. Notably, the Communication ‘Delivering on the Modernisation Agenda for Universities’ (2006) asserts the need for a shift in research from disciplinary organisation, practices and goals to a problem-oriented, cross-disciplinary model. One aim of the POCARIM project was to explore the extent and nature of cross-disciplinary mobility and collaborative research activity in the POCARIM social science and humanities (SSH) population. Specifically, we wanted to understand the motivations and outcomes of this activity in terms of careers, knowledge transfer and innovation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disciplines, interdisciplinarity, social science, humanities, research careers
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: University of Salford
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Funders: European Commission
Depositing User: Dr Chris Coey
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 15:05
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:28

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