Possibilities, challenges & opportunities when engaging in cross-cutting research collaborations

Are you also dreaming of warm summer days filled with inspiring discussions on inter-, multi- and cross-disciplinary research? Then don’t miss out on CIRCUS’ Interdisciplinary Summer School 2022!

We at CIRCUS offer an enriching three-day school where participants will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in cross-disciplinary collaborations. 

Who is this summer school aimed at? 
Employees at Uppsala University: From senior PhD students, junior researchers and seasoned tenured lecturers and professors. The Vice-Chancellor would also be warmly welcome.

There is room for 22 participants. We aim to have a mixed group of different disciplines, genders, seniorities and different national and international research backgrounds. We will, in case of oversubscription, favour early submissions while also striving for a fruitful diversity.

Wednesday 17 August (start 9:00) to Friday 19 August (end 15:00).

Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS), Kyrkogårdsgatan 8A (Old Observatory)

A priceless summer school at no cost!
Free of charge (lunch, dinner and fun activities included!) 

For participants employed at Campus Gotland: Travel from Gotland and three nights at a modest Uppsala hotel are provided for. This is funded in collaboration between CIRCUS and the Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Gotland.  

Registration closed - stay tuned for 2023. 

Aim of the summer school: 

  • To provide opportunities for capacity-building regarding different kinds of cross-cutting research.
  • To provide a thorough orientation about the literature on different forms of interdisciplinarity as well as some ‘hands-on’ experience. 
  • To examine the possibilities, challenges and opportunities that come with research collaborations across disciplinary boundaries. 

Learning objectives:

  • Scholarship: Participants should be able to describe the key concepts used in discussions about interdisciplinarity and summarize some broad tenets of key literature within cross-cutting research.
  • Practice: Participants should be able to relate common challenges in cross-disciplinary research to tools and practices that can address these challenges.


  • Lectures/seminars discussing relevant research on the aforementioned topics. 
  • Practice-oriented and interactive workshops.
  • Language: Flexible with Swedish when possible, English when necessary.
  • Single and parallel sessions.
  • Summer school faculty is from UU as well as other universities.

We hope to see you at CIRCUS’ Interdisciplinary Summer School 2022!

Senast uppdaterad: 2022-06-08