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


1 February 2019
On February 1st, experts from Climate and Economy - including guests Andrea Roventini and Rick van der Ploeg - will discuss models for climate policy.
14 January 2019
Inaugural lecture Prof. Kirsten ten Tusscher
Peter Nooteboom, UU, CSS
8 January 2019
The website presents El Niño forecasts for up to one year in advance.


25 January 2019 11:40 - 13:00
Kaj-Ivar van der Wijst will teach us to make animations that are both instructive and fancy
25 January 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Dr. Jiong Wang and Jules Kerckhoffs will give two specialist lectures on machine learning applications in Geoscience and Risk Assessment.
1 February 2019 11:40 - 13:00
Dr. Andrea Roventini (Sant'Anna, Pisa) will present an agent-based model for climate policy evaluation.