Design Impact Transition (DIT) platform

A space for transformative and transdisciplinary academic work
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The Design Impact Transition (DIT) Platform at Erasmus University empowers radically new ways to do research, education and engagement for a just and sustainable future. We bring together academics, students, non-academic staff and external stakeholders around complex and persistent societal challenges.

Learn about our vision and how we work


Radical Imagination in Transition: Bridging social arts and transition practices

A vision paper aiming for social art practices to be infused with radical imagination, empowering transformative research practices.

Pilot: Transformative education learning program

An experimental learning journey for EUR teachers running from March to November 2023 with the support from the Community for Learning and Innovation. 

How can a Picture Speak a Thousand Words in Research? Insights into Photo Voice Method

A blog as part of the Transformative Research Method Series by DIT Platform.
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New Report Released by DIT in Collaboration with the ACCEZ Programme: Funding and Governing Transdisciplinary Research

DIT wrapping up a year of fruitful collaboration with the ACCEZ programme: Funding and Governing Transdisciplinary Research.

The 4-day Workweek: A possibility at EUR?

The merits of a 4-day workweek in the Erasmian context: A potential future?
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Registration closes 27 October Climate & Ecological Literacy to Action Workshop

An immersion workshop series providing insights and high-impact approaches to carbon emission reductions, biodiversity support and ecosystem harmonization.
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The Future of the Academia: Looking back on the DIT Day 2023

An overview of DIT Day 2023 - A day to look back and continue forward.
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The Holistic University: How can educators support the ‘inner development’ of students?

A reflection on the workshop “The Holistic University” hosted during DIT Day 2023.
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The Regenerative University: Exploring Systemic Futures

Utilizing micro-phenomenology and ‘reverse fishbowling’, DIT organized a workshop where we co-imagined futures for a regenerative university in 2043.
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The Reparative University: Exploring Mendable Futures

This workshop hosted during DIT Day 2023 used mending as a metaphor to represent the university as a reparative space.
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DIT Day 2024: How To Transform A University

Join the annual conference of the Design Impact and Transition (DIT) platform, to learn and discuss how we can transform universities.

DIT Summer School 2024 │ STRN/NEST Method School: Transformative Research Unlocked

Tailored program will feature lectures, interactive sessions, peer learning, and experiential workshops provided by DIT.
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