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Networks and partnerships

We are a member of several research networks and collaborate with various partner institutes.

University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS)

We are member of the worldwide network of University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) and currently exploring to set up research partnerships with some sister institutes from the UBIAS network.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

We have a strategic partnership with Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on 'Complexity Science for Official Statistics'. Together we work on model-driven data acquisition, which serves as input for model-driven decision support, in various application domains.  


We are exploring a new collaboration with the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme on issues of complexity and integrative policy-making. MOST aims to strengthen the knowledge-policy nexus and to enhance social change that puts people at the centre. It tackles multi-dimensional and complex agendas, with a strategic focus on reducing inequalities.

TNO (applied research)

The goal of our collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is to get a better understanding of complex phenomena, and create innovations for various pressing problems (among which energy transition, public health, and crime). Multiscale modelling of complex systems forms the core of the collaboration.

Complexity science network and institutes

We represent the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands Platform Complex Systems (NPCS). IAS-affiliate Michael Lees is co-chair of the NPCS.

We collaborate with the following international institutes on complex systems research: