Complex Adaptive Systems is an international, interdisciplinary programme at the University of Gothenburg. It is taught jointly with the International Masters Programme in Complex Adaptive Systems at Chalmers.
The programme at the University of Gothenburg is open to international and domestic students with a basic academic degree in the natural, engineering, or mathematical sciences. The programme is interdisciplinary, with lectures on simulation and theory of complex systems, practical work in the robotics lab, and supervised project work.
The aim is to prepare the students for research and development work in industry or for continued academic studies. Students of the programme are assisted in finding their own topics and interests in the field of complex systems. Computer simulations, game theory, and statistical methods are used to describe and increase our understanding of complex systems in nature and society.
The aim of the programme is to provide a broad and thorough introduction to the theory of complex systems and its applications in the world around us. Upon completion of the programme, the students will have acquired the analytical, programming and modeling skills required to work success-fully under supervision on a research topic from one of the three tracks (adaptive systems,
information & evolution, stochastic processes), or to apply their problem-solving skills in a suitable industry project in collaboration with their academic teachers. Last but not least the students will know how to use their skills effectively in new or initially unfamiliar, interdisciplinary environments.
The introductory courses in the first two quarters acquaint the students with the necessary methods and theoretical concepts. These courses are compulsory. They form a Minor for students from other MSc programmes who want to read 20ECTS in Complex Adaptive Systems.
Most students continue in the following quarters to read the courses offered within the programme (although they could in principle choose other appropriate courses for instance at Mathematical Sciences or at Computer Sciences).
The students have the opportunity at this point to specialise in one of the three profiles: Robotics, Information & evolution, or Statistical physics of complex systems. During year 1 and 2 the compulsory Complex Systems Seminar is a forum for students and teachers to exchange ideas and to learn about new developments in complex sytems.
A chance to fund your studies
The University of Gothenburg is convinced that education and research flourish in an international environment. A mixture of students from different cultures enriches the learning environment and the University believes that motivated students should have a chance to study here, even if they dont have the means to cover all costs.
There are a number of opportunities to get a scholarship if you apply to the University of Gothenburg. If you are obliged to pay tuition fees in Sweden, you can apply for our scholarship that cover from half, to all of your tuition fees for the entire study programme.
There are also scholarship programmes available at bachelor's, master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels, which are administered by the Swedish Institute. The scholarship programmes target highly qualified students from certain countries.