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


31 July 2019
The Swaantje Mondt Fund offers foreign PhD candidates the opportunity to conduct part of their research at the CCSS, deadline extended to 10 November
18 June 2019
The new delay model will make it possible to calculate at any moment in time the likelihood of a severe disruption occurring.
Coen Teulings
3 June 2019
Prof Coen Teulings provides some food for thought on complexity in his research.


26 - 30
26 August 2019 08:30 - 30 August 2019 14:00
Each year the CCSS offers a summer school for students worldwide.
2 - 4
2 September 2019 09:30 - 4 September 2019 18:00
To bring together experienced researchers with young scholars in the fields of Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography