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AIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences and Public Health

2017.10.26 | AIAS

Date Mon 13 Nov Tue 14 Nov
Time 09:00    17:00
Location The AIAS Meeting Room, Building 1630, Room 101, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Inter-, multi-, transdisciplinary studies have become more popular during the last decades among social and health sciences. These studies usually have more than one goal and combine methods, tools and research strategies from different fields of studies to answer research questions. It is obvious that any single discipline cannot have a monopoly on social issues. In social sciences and public health, it is hard to find a research topic limited to an individual discipline. Interdisciplinarity looks natural because social and health sciences are dealing with real social problems which are difficult and complicated and scholars are conducting problem-focused research to understand and solve the problem.

The aims of this two-day workshop are: firstly, to show how an interdisciplinary institution works and how to apply, secondly, to discuss different approaches to interdisciplinary research, examine advantages and disadvantages as well as challenges of interdisciplinary projects within social science and public health. The workshop seeks to enable a better understanding of why we need such studies, what skills and knowledge are required and how to conduct inter-, multi-, transdisciplinary studies.


The workshop is open by invitation only.

Organizer and contact

Iryna Mazhak, AIAS Fellow, Associate professor
Email: irynamazhak@aias.au.dk
Phone: +4587153683

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Aarhus University
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
DK-8000 Aarhus C


The workshop is co-funded by the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and The Lane Kirkland Program, Poland.