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Strategy for Building a Transformative Relationship Between the Academy and the Social and Business Environment Through Interdisciplinary Work

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The capabilities for the twenty-first century are different from those in which professors were trained in the twentieth century. The development of students’ capabilities for a new world requires training them to face real-life projects, with a positive impact on society. To this end, at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNal) Manizales Headquarters, we created a group of interdisciplinary courses as a strategy for relationship building with the local social and business environment through interdisciplinary work and comprehensive training. Methodologically speaking, we embrace research through design: a way of building theory derived from action. This approach differs from research for design, which focuses on design process improvement, and from research about design, which is a theoretical field of study.

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    By its acronym in Spanish.

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    By its acronym in Spanish, Escuela de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

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    By its acronym in Spanish, Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura.

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    Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Exact and Natural Sciences, and Administration.

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    Bench named after the methodology used, recognized as Novus.

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Hoyos Bustamante, G. (2023). Strategy for Building a Transformative Relationship Between the Academy and the Social and Business Environment Through Interdisciplinary Work. In: Lehtonen, M.J., Kauppinen, T., Sivula, L. (eds) Design Education Across Disciplines. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-23152-0_13

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