Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS)

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


Utz Weitzel
2 July 2018
Professor of Finance Utz Weitzel provides some food for thought on complex systems in his research.
2 July 2018
The GDPR may not prevent discrimination based on traits like ethnicity or sexual preference, Michiel Rhoen and Qing Yi Feng conclude
Barbara Trzeciak receievs Young Scientist Award at Quark Matter
5 June 2018
She received the award for best experimental talk at Quark Matter, the major international conference in the field of heavy-ion physics


14 September 2018 11:40 - 13:00
Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Balland will introduce his R package EconGeo for understanding the spatial dimension of economic activities.
21 September 2018 11:40 - 13:00
Prof. Wouter Botzen (UU) will share his insights on the economics of climate change and natural desasters.
26 September 2018 16:30 - 18:30
CCSS will host an Interdisciplinary Masters Event structured around the 25 routes of the National Science Agenda.