In occasion of World Water Day and Italian Universities, research centres, foundations, and public and private institutions come together to engage in dialogue on the topic of water.
The challenge is to integrate both technical and cultural aspects in addressing water issues, which would facilitate a transdisciplinary research environment and encourage complex thinking capable of engaging not only with the scientific community but also with other social actors through “citizen science” and participatory approaches, all for the aim of achieving a “just and sustainable ecological society”.
The seminar aims to contribute to research, education, science communication, and networking, as well as provide ideas and expertise for governance and policy models.
The challenges facing education require us all to confront the new global challenge of creating a new paradigm of human development that is in harmony with our planet. This includes higher education that focuses on complex thinking and the development of skills that enable individuals to “learn to become” and reflect on issues such as climate change. Therefore, dialogue is essential in promoting the central role of higher education and reorganizing knowledge to address environmental and social challenges that are interdependent, with education seen as a “common good” and knowledge as a “global common good.”
The challenges facing research involve improving collaborative research teams, which are necessary and desirable for most scientific endeavors. These research teams must consist of researchers who are committed to a shared purpose, approach, and performance goals for which they hold themselves mutually accountable, known as the “science of team science.” In the team, interpersonal and fostering skills are practiced to create a transdisciplinary research environment.
This event is closed to the public.