Complex Systems Studies

Complex Systems Studies approaches societal challenges with theories and models from the natural sciences. Many of the societal issues are not yet fully understood because even a small change in one of the variables can have significant impact. 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.

Contact Us

Qingyi Feng
Programme coordinator
+31 (0)30 253 42 86

Facebook group Complex Systems Studies



10 October 2017
To provide financial support for the students who wish to pursue education abroad or to conduct part of their research project abroad.
Spinozalaureaten Alexander van Oudenaarden en Albert Heck.
15 June 2017
Both Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden from Utrecht University receive a Spinozaprize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.
12 June 2017
Prof. Doyne Farmer gave an interesting CLUe lunch talk on "The practice and promise of economic simulation".


15 November 2017 14:00 - 18:00
The third Complex Systems Studies Workshop for master students, PhDs, and postdocs will take place at Utrecht Botanical Gardens on 15 November.
29 - 2
Jan Feb
29 January 2018 09:00 - 2 February 2018 17:00
The 4th edition of the WWCS will take place at the new Centre of Complex Centre for Complex Systems Studies, Utrecht University, NL.