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Complexity Theory an Introduction

Complexity Academy via Independent


This MOOC is offered by Complexity Lab and hosted on an external platform.

This course is an introduction to the core concepts of complex systems theory, an exciting new area that is offering us a fresh perspective on issues such as understanding our financial system, the environment and large social organizations. The aim of this course is to bring the often abstract and sophisticated concepts of this subject down to earth and understandable in an intuitive form. After having started with an overview to complex systems this course will focus upon five of the core concepts surrounding complexity, including: systems theory, nonlinear systems, network theory and finally adaptive systems theory.


  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Systems Theory
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Network Theory
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Self-Organization
  • Complexity Science


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