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2021 Conference: Transformative Research – The New Imperative in Science?

KFPE&SUDAC online Conference


13:30 - 16:15

Research shall contribute to transformations towards sustainable development. How does such research look like and what is needed to promote this kind of research? Will transformative research become the new normal or is it just a short-lived new fashion?

KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference
Image: SUDAC

This conference brings together actors from academia, civil society, private sector, administration and politics to discuss the role of research for transformation. With presentations of examples of innovative transformative research partnerships and expectations from policy workers and practitioners we learn more about the potential but also challenges of transformative research. Together, we discuss how to implement, improve and promote transformative research.

The conference is online only as the COVID-19 pandemic does currently not allow for a physical gathering. The conference will be hosted on an innovative online platform to facilitate an active participation and exchange for all participants.

Further information and participation


  • Action research
  • Applied research
  • Method concepts