Increasing interdisciplinarity in UK R&D

  • May 18, 2022 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online or in person at the Royal Society
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There has been an increasing focus on interdisciplinary research in recent years, and many current key policy challenges (including climate change, post-covid recovery, economic security, migration, and healthcare) need evidence from interdisciplinary research. As the science budget increases over the coming years, and UKRI announce their allocations, what do we need to do to increase interdisciplinary research in the UK?

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS
Chief Executive , UKRI
Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill
Institute Director, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol
Professor Graeme Reid
Chair of Science and Research Policy , University College London
Professor David Soskice FBA
Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

This issue of the Foundation's journal includes reports on 'science superpower', health and climate change, UK-China research collaboration, Future Leaders, interdisciplinarity and new nuclear. It has an editorial article from Lord Holmes.

Volume 23, Issue 3