The Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS) brings together the complexity research of Utrecht University. The centre aims at scientific breakthroughs as well as novel solutions for societally relevant issues by approaching existing problems from the perspective of complex systems science. And in addition to the research, a Bachelor’s minor, a Master’s profile and a summer school programme are offered to educate students in complexity. The Centre for Complex Systems Studies harbours talented young researchers as well as renowned scientists and facilitates the collaboration on complexity science over the boundaries of disciplines.


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

Coordinator: Dr. ir. Qingyi Feng


Participants Summer School 2019
13 November 2019
Students can now start applying for our Summer School course “Introduction to Complex Systems”, scheduled for August 2020.
: a sketch of the DICE model with Geoengineering
22 October 2019
In the quest to minimise the effects of climate change, the idea has been proposed to try to reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the earth.
5 September 2019
On 5th June, Dr. Jan Kwakkel shared some insights on decision making under deep uncertainty.


14 November 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Leading researcher: Vinzenz Koning, Energy & Resources
22 November 2019 12:00 - 13:00
How is complex systems studies being used in practice to alleviate societal problems?
28 November 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Leading researcher: Sebastiaan Tieleman, Applied Microeconomics