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.

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  • News

    • Meet PhD candidate Jerry Chen
      Jerry Chen started last January as a PhD student at the Centre for Complex Systems Studies last December. He will study the vegetation ecosystem resilience to flooding and drought induced by climate change.
    • PhD-candidates Methodology and Statistics win Complexaton
      The Complexaton is a research contest by the Center for Complex Systems Studies where teams of Master’s students and PhD-candidates work on socially relevant challenges
    • Nothing rattles this light beam
      Researchers at Utrecht University and at TU Wien (Vienna) create special light waves that can penetrate even opaque materials as if the material was not even there.
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  • Events

    • 2 - 30 Aug
      Utrecht Summer School 2021: Introduction to Complex Systems (online)
      In this course, we combine examples across physics, the life sciences, socio-economic sciences and humanities with an introduction to basic mathematical tools to learn a complex systems way of thinking.
    • 15 - 17 Sep
      The first Complexity of Sustainability Workshop
      The Complexity of Sustainability fund has been set up to help build a diverse transdisciplinary community of UU researchers and societal stakeholders focused on developing holistic approaches to stimulating a just and sustainable transition.
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