Transdisciplinary since 1987, has the University’.
Research (CIRET), a joint project with
The Charter of Trandisciplinarity,
Transdisciplinarity held in Portugal
was adopted at November 1994,
First World Congress of the patronage of CIRET.
(adopted at the First World Congress of Trandisciplinarity, Convent0 da Arrcibida, Portugal, November 2-6, 1994)
Whereas the present proliferation of academic and non-academic disciplines is leading to an exponential increase of knowledge which makes impossible any global view of the human being,
and Whereas only a form of intelligence able to grasp the planetary dimension of current conflicts could face the complexity of our world and the present challenge of a material and spiritual self-destruction of the human species,
and Whereas life on earth is seriously threatened by the triumph of techno-
science which obeys productivity’s sake,
and Whereas the present rupture
knowledge and an increasingly impoverished inner identity is leading to the rise of a new brand of obscurantism whose individual and social consequences are incalculable,
Whereas the historically unprecedented growth
engendering increasing nations of our planet,
and Whereas, at the same time, these challenges also have a positive counterpart whereby this extraordinary development of knowledge could eventually lead to an evolution not unlike that of the primates into homo sapiens :