The Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS) approaches societal challenges with theories and models from the natural sciences. Many of these social issues are not yet fully understood. One of the challenges the researchers face is that even a small change in one of the variables can have significant impact on the whole. At Utrecht University we try to model these complex systems for a better understanding of the spreading of infectious diseases, climate change, networks and big data.


Centre for Complex Systems Studies
4th Floor Minnaert building
Leuvenlaan 4, Utrecht

Coordinator: Dr. ir. Qingyi Feng


18 June 2019
The new delay model will make it possible to calculate at any moment in time the likelihood of a severe disruption occurring.
Coen Teulings
3 June 2019
Prof Coen Teulings provides some food for thought on complexity in his research.
Result of the 'Battle of the Sexes' for one of the (less complex) networks
29 May 2019
During an experiment, groups of 20 people played the game Battle of the Sexes with other participants with whom they were connected through a network.


1 July 2019 12:00 - 13:00
By Dr. Frank Neffke, Center for International Development, Harvard University