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Report slams lack of funding structures for interdisciplinarity


Danish government told to build better tools and instruments to encourage cooperation between science fields

Interdisciplinarity has many advantages compared with single-issue research, but to support it properly in Denmark, the right structures and tools must be made available, a report has found.

The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFIR), which is tasked with providing the research ministry with policy advice, has stated that interdisciplinarity in research and innovation can aid the development of solutions to societal challenges. A report issued last week by the DFIR said this was particularly important for the green transition.

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