FINTERDIS – The Finnish Interdisciplinary Society

FINTERDIS – The Finnish Interdisciplinary Society is an academic organization founded on October 4, 2018. FINTERDIS supports inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching in Finland as well as internationally. FINTERDIS aims to support especially students and early-career researchers (below Title of Docent level) in their efforts to integrate approaches and ideas across fields, while collaborating with more advanced scholars with inter- and transdisciplinary interests. The goal of FINTERDIS is that early-career researchers and students would have better and more equal opportunities for independent creative thought and a right to cross boundaries even on radical basis.

FINTERDIS is a registered, autonomous society, whose sphere of activities encompasses the whole country of Finland. We make effort to collaborate with as many Finnish higher education institutions as possible. FINTERDIS also introduces different practices related to inter- and transdisciplinarity from different countries to the Finnish context and vice versa and promotes the internationalization of Finnish scholars. Our main international collaborators include the U.S.-based Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), the Early-Career Scholars Working Group of the new global Inter- and Transdisciplinary (ITD) Alliance, and the Latin American NODO ESIT – Nodo de Estudios sobre Interdisciplina y Transdisciplina. We are also open to and constantly seeking opportunities for new collaborations!

Announcement: FINTERDIS has been on a “break” during the academic years 2022-24. We are a voluntary organization, and while we enjoy our “activism” to push for more open boundaries and innovative thinking in academia, this work can also be very exhausting, and mostly goes unrecognized in funding and job applications. We all needed to focus on our own careers for a while. Now it is 2024, and we are making a comeback! Please come to our General Meeting on zoom May 30, 2024, become a member or a board member, and join the planning and realization of new activities!

FINTERDIS is open to all students, researchers, and teachers affiliated with Finnish universities regardless of career stage or specialization. Please join us in the activities of FINTERDIS!

Guinea Pigs Crossing a Bridge: Image by Hayes Roberts/bluebison
Guinea Pigs Crossing a Bridge: Image by Hayes Roberts/bluebison