PRIMER, PRomoting Interdisciplinary Methodologies in Education and Research, is constituted by an international consortium of academic and scientific institutions united for the development of interdisciplinary studies. We are characterized by:
According to the constitutional statement of the international consortium gathered for the promotion of interdisciplinary studies, the main goal of the initiative is:
The meanings of the term "primer", of Latin origin but with a specific English development, allegorically denote the proposed approach. In the first place, "primer" is used to designate the compilation of basic elements of a subject –in line with the objective of educating in the principles that allow the integration of knowledge-. In addition, the term serves to refer to a small explosive charge used for detonating a main charge -thus in alignment to the aim of initiating innovation processes of solving theoretical or practical problems-; also to refer to the undercoat applied on a surface to prepare it as for painting -analogous to the anchoring of knowledge-. Finally in the context of genetic biology, "primer" designates the nucleic acid segments that is needed to initiate replication by DNA polymerase -in line with a systematic construction of solutions to the problems confronted, as in Design or Systems Science-.
PRIMER (en) >