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Honoursmodule: Complexity: Can it be simplified?

How do we solve our most urgent societal challenges, such as the ecological breakdown, growing inequality, and the spread of misinformation? Solutions include unprecedented societal and technological changes in highly interrelated systems, balancing fairness and other moral principles in the process. To understand and communicate such interdisciplinary problems, we need a common language: Complexity.

Complexity refers to a property of many systems – global climate, traffic jams, or our immune system – where their emergent features make them hard to manage. It typically means having multiple different elements interacting and adapting in ways that are not intuitive.

In this course, you will learn about complex systems and hear from different experts (climate, epidemics, and criminal networks). After developing a common language to consolidate and communicate complex concepts, you will learn to quantify them and build a simple but complex system yourself.

Please note: This is an honours version of the general elective ‘Complexity: Can it be Simplified?’. In some parts of the course – lectures and presentations/symposium – honours students and general elective students participate together.

Timetable

You can find the timetable on Datanose.

Registration

Registration is possible for 2nd year (or higher) students participating in an Honours programme. The registration for the Honours courses will start on November 29, 10 am -  December 6, 11 pm, You can register through the online registration form that will appear on Honoursmodules IIS(registration is NOT through SIS or GLASS).

Please note: There is no guarantee for placement if you register after 6 December, so make sure you register on time. You will hear which course(s) you are registered for before 20 december. For questions about registration, please contact us at Honours-iis@uva.nl.

More information

Facts & Figures
Mode Honours programme
Credits 6 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in February