Book Launch

The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity

26 June 2013

National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA) launched its research report on “The concept and application of transdisciplinarity in intellectual discourse and research“.

The aim of the transdisciplinarity project was to initiate discourse on a functional framework for knowledge understanding and application within a complex and ever-changing global context. The longer-term ambition is to inform collective intellectual ideas and action-based research inputs towards practical outcomes – thereby bridging the gap between knowledge production, policy and implementation.

The conference also provided a platform to engage on the case studies examined during the course of the research project, namely: transdisciplinarity and post-colonial transformation of African universities (Fort Hare University’s Transdisciplinarity Centre), applied transdisciplinarity and sustainable energy – bridging divides (University of Johannesburg’s SeTAR Centre), and transdisciplinarity and the need for social justice (University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights).

Publications/Reports related to this event


The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research