Online Edition 2

National Interdisciplinary Education Conference – Online Meetups, Seminars, and Webinars – Edition 2 – Actionability of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

September 25, 2020

15-17:15 hrs in MS Teams (add yourself to the team by using this link or the code ‘93xa4da’)

Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration is currently being celebrated in academic and professional media. The complexity and dynamicity of the scientific, technological, and societal problems generated by the coronavirus pandemic require an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. At the same time, our teaching, learning, and research is itself affected by the corona measures taken by our universities now that classes and seminars have been moved to online platforms. The National Interdisciplinary Education (NIE) Conference team facilitates exchange about our current situation by organizing a series of online meetups, seminars, and webinars.

The second event in the series consists of a single interactive plenary programme.

15:00-15:05 Opening on why online NIE online meetups, seminars, and webinars (Merel van Goch), our way of working today (Machiel Keestra); solving Tech Issues

15:10-15:55 Presentations & plenary discussion


15:55 – 16:05 Break

16:10 – 16:55 Presentations & plenary discussion


16:55 – 17:15 Discussion about take-away lessons with regard to the Actionability of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (Machiel Keestra); Announcement of next meetup (Teun Dekker)


The National Interdisciplinary Education (NIE) Conference is an annual event for educators, researchers, policy makers, and students who are active in inter- and transdisciplinary programmes at Dutch universities, university colleges, and universities of applied science. We want to stay in touch and grow as a community of inter- and transdisciplinarians, and to exchange best practices and ideas. We therefore hereby announce a series of online meetups and seminars. We will meet approx. four times during the academic year.

An initiative of Teun Dekker (Maastricht University), Merel van Goch and Iris van der Tuin (Utrecht University), and Linda de Greef, Machiel Keestra and Hans de Zwart (University of Amsterdam).