Working Methods

The centre BWI bundles various interdisciplinary research focuses of the participating scientists under one umbrella. The Centre regularly organises workshops as well as networking, exchange and transfer formats. There are also event-related formats (e.g. for specific calls for proposals or events). The focus of these offers is on discussions thra generate new ideas for research. This is linked to the establishment of joint working methods and the shaping of a sustainable interdisciplinary research culture. The culture is centred on integrative bottom-up processes to promote and initiate interdisciplinary research.

Existing and emerging collaborations of participants in a topic/problem area can be bundled into fields innovation. Existing and emerging collaborations of participants in a topic or problem area can be bundled into fields of innovation. The board decides on the establishment of innovation fields in consultation with the persons involved. An innovation field is a working unit self-organised by the participants of the group and self-designed in terms of its content. Typical activities should include:

  • Development, application and implementation of joint third-party funded projects
  • Publication and transfer activities
  • Planning and implementation of various event formats (e.g. workshops, lecture series, summer schools, conferences)
  • Measures to promote young researchers (e.g. colloquia, research workshops)