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


Book cover Networks in Climate
2 April 2019
Prof. Henk Dijkstra recently published a book on network theory which has many applications to climate variability phenomena.
Two dice rolling
29 March 2019
Physicists Adriana Correia and Prof Henk Stoof studied the extension of the existing framework of correlated strategies.
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.


26 April 2019 11:40 - 13:00
Prof. Bert de Vries (Copernicus, UU) will give an overview complex systems aspects of sustainability science and environmental economy.
2 - 4
2 May 2019 09:00 - 4 May 2019 17:00
4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk
3 May 2019 13:00 - 17:30
To bring together the people at UU that apply quantitative methods in their research and in that manner stimulate interaction and cross-fertilization.