27/09/2021 - 29/09/2021

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Danube Universität Krems

and worldwide as a hybrid event

Main Event

Postponed to 2021 as a physical event, the 1st Global Transdisciplinarity Conference commenced in fall 2020 with a series of virtual pre-meetings with a selected group (invitation only) of international scholars from diverse disciplines, linked by a strong commitment to science-society-collaboration (SSC) and knowledge integration.

Under the umbrella of systems and complexity sciences these pre-conferences brought together a core group of researchers interested in social transformation, innovation and the role of academia and institutions of higher education in the transition towards a fair and sustainable global human-environment coupled system under the One Health-paradigm.

The main conference took place in fall 2021 in Krems an der Donau (Austria) at Danube University. It developed into an intense, three-day working and networking experience encompassing over 100 international participants, both present and online, from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts, including practitioners from fields as diverse as primary education, mineral resource management, news media and urban planning. 

Launched at the closing event of the conference the Global Transdisciplinarity Network has been initiated to become a permanent platform and expert network for scientists and practitioners working in Science Society Collaboration. 

 If you want to learn more about our approach to transdisciplinarity and Science Society Collaboration in general download our regularly updated info cache.


1st Post-Conference Event

The Global Transdisciplinarity Conference will continue with its first Post-Conference on Jannuary 17th 2022 at 17.00 CET as an online event via Zoom.

Stay tuned for further information!

GTdC Program Updated!

The new program with updated ZOOM-Links and new information is out. 

Download the Program here

GTdC open to all free of charge!

We have great news!

Thanks to some recent developments and the special support of the university rector, the 1st Global Transdisciplinarity Conference will be held free of charge for all comers either at Krems or online.

Those who have pre-registered have already received confirmation and no further registration is necessary if you want to attend online. 


Global Transdisciplinarity Conference Office




Gerald Steiner Gerald Steiner
Dean Faculty of Business & Globalization
Danube University Krems
Danube University Krems
Ilja Steffelbauer Ilja Steffelbauer
Research Manager Faculty of Business and Globalization
Danube University Krems
Danube University Krems

Conference Office

Michaela Hammerer
Administrative Assistant - Department for Knowledge and Communication Management
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Organising Committee
& Partner Organisations

Stefan Blachfellner Stefan Blachfellner
Managing Director Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Vienna (Austria)
Guido Caniglia Guido Caniglia
Scientific Director Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), Klosterneuburg (Austria)
Manfred Laubichler

Manfred Laubichler
Director ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, University of Arizona, Santa Fe & Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe (USA)

Santa Fe Institute
Ortwin Renn Ortwin Renn
Scientific Director Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam (Germany)


Green Meeting

This event will be held as a Green Event under the The Austrian Ecolabel.


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