Tom Dedeurwaerdere is professor of Philosophy of Science at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). He is director of the research unit BIOGOV and co-founder of the centre for the open partnership research on Ecological and Social Transition. His fields of research are the theories of ecological and social transition and methodologies of transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in partnership between societal actors and researchers. He published “Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability”, available in open access at Edward Elgar and “Global Intellectual Property Strategies for a Redesigned Microbial Research Commons”, which focuses on new models of commons in the life sciences.

Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Institut pour la recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences juridiques (UCLouvain)
SSH/JURI/PJTD - L2.07.01
Collège Thomas More
Place Montesquieu 2
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve



Research Areas

Transdisciplinary research
Partnership research
Action research Ecological and Social transition
Democratic governance


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