Online Edition 3

National Interdisciplinary Education Conference – Online Meetups, Seminars, and Webinars – Edition 3 –  Integrative interdisciplinarity in Theory and Practice

December 4th, 2020
15-17:00 hrs in MS Teams (add yourself to the team by using this link or the code ‘93xa4da’ or e-mail to as to be added to the Team manually)

Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration is currently being celebrated in academic and professional media as a response to the coronavirus pandemic and other complex and dynamic societal challenges. NIE online events facilitate exchange about our current, multifaceted situation, and its immediate effects on education. How may educational programmes, and scholars of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, productively respond to our situation and its many challenges?

The theme of the third online meetup is the Integrative Interdisciplinarity in Theory and Practice. The presentations will explore theoretical understandings of integrative interdisciplinarity and practical approaches to achieving this.

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

15:00-15:10 Opening on why online NIE online meetups, seminars, and webinars (Iris van der Tuin), our way of working today (Machiel Keestra); solving Tech Issues

15:10-15:55 Presentations & plenary discussion Integrative Interdisciplinarity in Theory (chair: Teun Dekker)


15:55 – 16:05 Break

16:10 – 16:55 Presentations & plenary discussion discussion Integrative Interdisciplinarity in Practice (chair: Merel van Goch)


16:55 – 17:00 Discussion about take-away lessons with regard to the integrative interdisciplinarity in theory and practice (Teun Dekker); Announcement of next meetup (Linda de Greef)

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 and Machiel Keestra (University of Amsterdam).