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On 19 January 2021 Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Angelique Berg, Director-General of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and IAS Board of Trustees member, signed a Programme Agreement in the field of Complexity for Official Statistics.

With this programme agreement the two parties commit to a five-year thematic collaboration in a field of mutual interest: Complexity for Official Statistics. The programme agreement comes with a joint research agenda, focussed on three methodologies: network science, dynamic systems analyses, agent-based modelling.

Professor by special appointment

To advance knowledge development in this field and further shape the collaboration, Frank Pijpers has been appointed professor by special appointment of Complexity for Official Statistics at the Faculty of Science on behalf of CBS.