31 January 2018

Interdisciplinary science: better a toolbox than a hammer

Increasingly, academic staff and students are looking beyond the boundaries of their specialisations and seeking collaboration with other disciplines. This is also the case at UM. People are realising that cross-fertilisation leads to new ideas and insights and can bring about other research methods and results. You could compare it with adultery, says Tsjalling Swierstra with a wink, because it provides excitement and new inspiration.