Goals of the Association

  • to promote of reflected research principles
  • to promote of transdisciplinary thought in science and practice
  • to promote of innovative and inventive models in engineering, scientific, and philosophical fields
  • to develop of general ethical principles in positive sciences and application fields such as engineering, economics, resource management, etc.
  • to develop the awareness that individual disciplines, economic and production sectors all have a responsibility towards mankind, and are therefore mandated to provide a humane future through research and development
  • to promote inter- and transdisciplinary communication in the interest of developing sustainable structures
  • to promote awareness of future-oriented technologies’ obligation to weighing future consequences
  • to develop a human conception of the Society’s role, especially with regards to high technology and industrialized society
  • to promote broader education in the various individual disciplines
  • to initiate dialogue regarding this mission
  • to promote and process of historical sources
  • to publish all literature that promotes and documents this stated mission
  • to obtain the widest possible public discussion of these stated mission



  • Gruendung
  • Realisierung
  • Transdisziplinaer


Ferdinand Redtenbacher, the founder of scientific mechanical engineering, was distinguished not only for his legendary expertise in his field but also for his transdisciplinary thinking and scientific work. In this spirit, members of different disciplines, mostly engineering, founded the Redtenbacher Society.

Redtenbacher Society Steyr

Association for the Promotion of Transdisciplinary Thought in Science and Practice

Founding Meeting of the Redtenbacher Society on March 19, 2010


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Sitz: Steyr

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