Informace o projektu

Interdisciplinary connectivity: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science (i-CONN)

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Kód projektu
859937
Období řešení
10/2019 - 9/2023
Investor / Programový rámec / typ projektu
Evropská unie
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
Fakulta sociálních studií
Spolupracující organizace
Universität Wien
University of Durham
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Université Aix-Marseille I
AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd.
European University Cyprus
Jacobs University Bremen
MODUL University Vienna

The i-CONN network brings together an exceptionally strong team of world-leading experts in connectivity science from seven disciplines in 13 partner institutions, both academic and industrial, from Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Norway, UK and USA. The specific aim of the network is to achieve cross-fertilization of ideas to bring the forefront of connectivity research across disciplines into a common framework. These advances will enable a new generation of connectivity scientists to produce transdisciplinary insights into the behaviour of complex systems. The proposed innovative science in a range of diverse disciplines (Astrophysics, Computer Science, Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and Social Science) will underpin breakthrough developments in connectivity research and measurement techniques that will benefit not only these disciplines, but also others that are using connectivity science as a means of understanding the behaviour of complex systems. To our knowledge, there are no other attempts to bring together the connectivity thinking that has evolved within disparate disciplines. The consortium of multiple academic and private, public and NGO groups will deliver top, international-level interdisciplinary training to 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), offering them an extended programme of multinational exchanges and secondments. The ESRs will perform transdisciplinary research and receive interdisciplinary training through six interconnected work packages that collectively address knowledge gaps related to connectivity science: theory; methods and application. Filling these gaps will not only result in major innovative insights for understanding and managing complex systems, but critically will develop a suite of standards, tools and approaches that can be applied more generally. A network-wide training course in transferable skills will be specially developed and delivered by CAROD (Centre for Academic, Researcher and Organisation Development at Durham), an award-winning programme supporting Early Career Researchers. The network builds upon the success of COST Action ES1306 on “Connecting European connectivity research”, through which interdisciplinary approaches have been explored and a transdisciplinary dialogue has been initiated.