This year the Transdisciplinary Summer School 2020 is hosted by Azerbaijan University. It offers a 5-day intensive Td Training Module on transdisciplinary research and practice that will prepare researchers and practitioners for transformative research on societal challenges at the science | society interface. Participants will gain input on theoretical and methodological foundations as well as experience in designing and implementing transdisciplinary processes. The aim is to broaden academic researchers’ disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives towards a transdisciplinary approach and to enable practitioners to elaborate their roles. This year a particular focus is on the challenges of enabling transdisciplinarity within the academy, its forms, its achievement and its resistances in terms of disciplinary, institutional and political hegemonies.