Definitions and categorizations of interdisciplinarity

There is no unambiguous definition of different types of interdisciplinarity, but there are some common features in language use. This is due, among other things, to many descriptions back to a terminology presented by astrophysicist Eric Jantsch at an OECD conference in 1972. His definitions are used either directly or as a basis for further development in the most cited international texts on interdisciplinarity (eg. Klein, 1990, 1996; Lattuca, 2002; Moran, 2010; Newell, 1994; Weingart & Stehr, 2000).

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