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The complexity and challenges of sustainable development call for new understandings of the socio-technical and economic dynamics involved and for experimenting with alternative courses of action.

The Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition – DIST – brings together researchers from the humanities, the technical and social sciences to address these issues.

Grounded within the tradition of science and technology studies, the Center is dedicated to conducting research on the socio-technical and economic dynamics of moving towards more sustainable societies and to developing modes of intervention that engage a broad array of actors.

This dual approach provides a unique setting for collaboration. The DIST ambition is to work closely together with external partners to change existing development paths while continuing to advance new research agendas.

The Center is a core part of Aalborg University’s strategy for building a strong, research based campus in Copenhagen that is nationally and internationally recognized within the fields of design, innovation and sustainable transitions.

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