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First Transdisciplinary Research on Radioactive Waste Management in Germany

Radioactive waste must be disposed of safely. Safe disposal is scientifically challenging and is the subject of controversial debate in society.

A viable disposal solution can only be found if the bridge between society and science can be successfully built. TRANSENS brings together scientists, the interested public and other stakeholders. Four central topics of waste management are researched in a transdisciplinary way:

Transdisciplinary research on the four topics is analyzed, jointly reflected and methodologically supported bytransdisciplinarity research.

In our project we want to

  • strengthen the connection between society and science
  • make a novel contribution to the understanding of the interactions between society and science in the management of radioactive waste
  • support the urgently needed promotion of young scientists and the maintenance of competence in the field of radioactive waste management.

For details please refer to theproject description.

TRANSENS is a joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Niedersächsisches Vorab of the Volkswagen Foundation through the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. The project is coordinated by the TU Clausthal.

For more information on the structural set-up of the TRANSENS project, please see the following points:

A separate explanation of used terms can be found here.