• Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

The Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Societies become more and more dependent on their ability of handling, interpreting, and making sense of complex systems. Understanding complex systems on a quantitative and predictive basis rests on the ability to combine complex systems science (mathematical concepts and methodology) with big and comprehensive datasets. The number of experts in this new scientific field is limited which poses a bottleneck to understand and eventually manage complex systems. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. CSH is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Recent News

CSH Workshop: Re-inventing Society in the Digital Age

On May 8-9, the Complexity Science Hub Vienna will gather top researchers on the topic of “Re-inventing Society in the Digital Age”. Organized by Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich and External Faculty of CSH, and Stefan Thurner, CSH President, the workshop participants will shed light on the impact of digital technology on the areas of our daily lives and attempt to sketch out the first outlines of a Society 4.0. On 9 May, the workshop will be opened to a broader public with presentations and a closing panel discussion.

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Vienna March for Science, April 22

“Together for science” - hundreds of people participated in the Vienna March for Science – as one of over 500 marches worldwide on April 22. The Vienna March for Science walked from Sigmund-Freud-Park through the City center to Maria-Theresien-Platz.

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Complexity Science Hub Vienna stands with CEU

On April 10, 2017, the President of the Republic of Hungary, Janos Ader, signed into law amendments to Hungary’s national higher education legislation which restrict the academic freedom for CEU and other international universities operating in Hungary. CEU is now continuing to pursue all legal remedies available to be able to stay in Budapest. CSH is calling out for solidarity with CEU, an important scientific partner of the Hub. We are deeply worried about the scientific and personal existence of the scientists working at CEU – four of them being External Faculty of CSH. Please show your solidarity – there are various possibilities summarized HERE.

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