Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning for Interdisciplinary Research

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From Volume 35 Number 2 | January–March 2007
By Creso Sa
Planning Types: Academic Planning

This article examines trends in university planning and management concerning interdisciplinary research. The analysis of institutional documents of 99 research universities reveals regularities in the types of approaches employed. In addition to the traditional approach of creating centers and institutes, universities have taken actions to nurture interdisciplinary research teams, to invest in campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives, and to build new models of research facilities. Illustrative examples are provided and implications for planning and management are discussed.

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