Transdisciplinarity: science for and with society in light of the university’s roles and functions

  title={Transdisciplinarity: science for and with society in light of the university’s roles and functions},
  author={Roland W. Scholz},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  • R. Scholz
  • Published 28 March 2020
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability Science
The idea that universities should become entrepreneurial, commercialized, private commodities or should serve politicians and governmental agencies has been promoted by the university–industry–government relationship-based Triple Helix approach and is reality in many places. In contrast, a reemphasis on universities serving the public good has been demanded by proponents of transdisciplinary sustainability research. To better understand the tensions between public-good–oriented approaches of… 

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