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


8 March 2019
As of 1 March, Yannis Velegrakis has been appointed as Professor of ‘Very Large Data Management’ at the department of Information and Computing Sciences.
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


22 March 2019 11:40 - 13:00
The makers of Ocean Parcels together with the UU Support staff will explain how to transform your code into an inclusive software package for the community.
22 March 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Dr. Paola Monachesi and Dr. Meng Lu will give two specialist lectures on Machine Learning Applications in Social Media and Risk Assessment.
29 March 2019 11:40 - 13:00
Prof. Corina Brussaard (NIOZ/UvA) will introduce us to complex systems in marine biology.