Modes of linking SSH with STEM

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


The major challenges we face today - whether they are cultural, ecological, economic, health-related, social or societal - are complex and overarching. Inter- and transdisciplinary research collaboration and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) - based education and training are needed to assess, understand and contribute to solving them. Task Force Link SSH with STEM explores how linking the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can help universities to tackle those challenges and contribute to sustainability. The task force is working on a white paper that analyses different modes of linking SSH with STEM in both research and education in our Member universities. The white paper will also address existing barriers and enablers for optimising the collaboration between SSH and STEM, and come forward with recommendations to a variety of players.


9:30-9:35 Welcome by Henrik Pedersen (Chair of Task Force Link SSH with STEM)
9:35-9:55 How SSH can take the lead in SSH-STEM collaborative research by Dipti Pandya (Senior Manager for Research Programmes at UCD)
9:55-10:15 Experience of RWTH Aachen University by Saskia Nagel (Professor at RWTH Aachen)
10:15-10:35 Link SSH with STEM: experience of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities Alliance by Wim van den Doel (Dean of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities Alliance)
10:35-10:55 From engineering to rap, stand-up comedy and comics - a personal account of STEM-SSH collaboration by Tom Curran (Vice Principal for Internationalisation at UCD)
10:55-11:05 Short break
11:05-11:25 Connecting regions and disciplines – the EPICUR approach to link SSH with STEM by Klaus Rümmele (Head of International Communication at KIT)
11:25-11:45 Case of Interdisciplinary research consortia at Ghent University by Noel Klima (Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University)
11:45-12:05 Experience of Norwegian University of Science and Technology by Reidar Lyng (Associate Professor Higher Education Pedagogy at NTNU)
12:05-12:25 Experience of Aalborg University by David Budtz Pedersen (Director of Humanomics Research Centre at AAU)
12:25-12:30 Wrap-up and closure by Henrik Pedersen (Chair of Task Force Link SSH with STEM)
Period8 Jul 2021
Held atConference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER ), Belgium
Degree of RecognitionInternational