Societies around the world face immense challenges brought on by globalisation. How can cultures and religions coexist peacefully? And how can we preserve our cultural heritage as we open up to others? Increasingly widespread social inequality and the ever-broadening gap between the rich and poor are threatening peaceful coexistence. What does this mean for solidarity and democratic identity in our society? Strong interdisciplinary approaches across the arts, humanities, and social sciences provide answers to these questions, and the DLR Project Management Agency is there to assist in this effort.
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Arts, humanities, and social sciences shed light on cultural, economic and social developments, as well as their associated structures. Not only is this information valuable in its own right, it provides a foundation from which to address major challenges. For example, we would be wrong to view digitisation as merely a technological advancement when in actuality it is a radical change within economics and society that brings with it profound structural changes. Here at the DLR Project Management Agency, we have established specific interdisciplinary research focusses within the arts, humanities, and social sciences that apply innovative approaches to actively counter these diverse sociocultural challenges.
We encourage international networking within the scientific community, promote the application of scientific insights into practice and provide, with the National Contact Point for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities, a centre for the EU Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Moreover, we also support the sustainable development and expansion of structures as well as the promotion of young scientists.