The LLI Network

Prof. Stefan Böschen, spokesman of HumTec and deputy spokesman of LLI, is also a partner of the tdAcademy.


The tdAcademy is a research and community platform for transdisciplinarity. As a project, it conducts research on central topics of transdisciplinary research and strengthen the joint production of knowledge. With its website it supports the direct exchange of researchers through new community offers and information on events and projects.

The tdAcademy pursues three objectives:

  • First, developing and consolidating state of the art insights within the transdisciplinary research community (“Research”).
  • Second, providing high quality capacity building opportunities for transdisciplinary researchers (“Enable”).
  • Third, supporting and further developing the transdisciplinary research community by providing a space for exchange, reflection, collaboration, and new ideas (“Connect”).

The international community is actively involved in the project through a group of supporting partner institutions as well as a guest and fellow program.

Project Partners & Funding

The founding partners of tdAcademy are four institutions with a proven track record in transdisciplinary research: The Frankfurt ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) at Technische Universität Berlin and the Oeko-Institut in Freiburg. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the Strategy „Research for Sustainability" (FONA) as part of its Social-Ecological Research funding priority. The guest and fellowship program is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Supporting Partners

tdAcademy lives through exchange within the community. Therefore, the group of supporting partners will closely involve other academic institutions within the German-speaking and international community to jointly conduct, promote, and shape transdisciplinary research. The group of supporting partners will be extended continuously. Two representatives from the group of supporting partners will become members of the steering group of the platform tdAcademy. In the first meeting of the supporting partners in March 2021, Dr. Christian Pohl (TdLab, ETH Zürich) and Prof. Dr. Simone Rödder (CliSAP, University Hamburg) were elected as members.


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