Established and licensed in 2001
Aims of the foundation:
The support of interdisciplinary cooperation and mutual stimulation among different fields of knowledge. Included are not only academic disciplines, but also the arts and crafts, cultural and social practices as well as traditional knowledge and skills.
The combination of different ways of thinking and of work methods with the goal of developing new approaches, techniques and turns of mind that will range outside traditional fields and hierarchies, as well as paths of conventional thinking, thus opening access to new and often unexpected results and understanding. The focus is on the identification and realization of interdisciplinary potentials, not the support of specific disciplines, fields or institutions.
The establishment and support of a dialogue forum, support for projects in science and research, basic and advanced scholarships, the granting of an award for interdisciplinary excellence as well as the public dissemination of the obtained results, understanding, knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary work.
The foundation is open to applicants from all fields of knowledge.