About Transdisciplinary Innovation
Transdisciplinary practices are characterised by learning or researching that transgresses disciplinary practice and creates new synergies, with participants from different disciplines collaborating to generate innovative and novel approaches to complex applied problems.
In transdisciplinary projects, learners and researchers integrate data, information, tools, techniques, perspectives, concepts and/or theories from two or more disciplines to tackle socially relevant problems collaboratively with other stakeholders (real or simulated) in their context.
UTS has had strong feedback from industry that the graduate attributes of UTS transdisciplinary courses align with a range of existing and emerging roles. These roles require the unique combination of digital literacy, problem-solving skills and creativity. They complement discipline-based roles that provide greater depth in specific area.
Our world is evolving at a rate we can’t predict
and with it, the problems we need to solve for today and for the future
have grown increasingly more complex and networked.
What we think of as a single problem
is often made up of more factors than you’d expect.
If we try and solve these problems by focusing on only one factor, we only solve part of the problem.
But when we collaborate our thinking with a range of different disciplines
and continuously evolve and combine our interactions into a new way of thinking
we can deliver innovative and creative solutions
and suddenly, we see the world – and all the ways we can help to change it – in a light we couldn’t imagine before
We call this transdisciplinary innovation.
In the UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation
we are focused on producing graduates who can deliver creative, innovative and highly collaborative solutions
for a future world