Complexity Studies

Research & Studies

The Dynamics of Interconnection in the 21st Century

At the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), a strong emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates complexity studies to unravel the intricacies of contemporary problems. This research seeks to understand the interconnectedness and dynamic nature of complex systems, encompassing both natural and social environments. In the face of 21st-century challenges marked by climate change, global geo-economic trends, geopolitical tensions, and social inequality, the need for integrative and holistic thinking becomes paramount. The rapid bio-digital technological transformation further complicates interactions between diverse actors and systems. Analyzing and managing these complex systems is vital to address pressing global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and security threats.

iASK’s complexity research draws on a multitude of disciplines to develop innovative conceptual and analytical frameworks that capture the dynamic and emergent properties of complex systems. By identifying patterns, feedback loops, and non-linear relationships, researchers uncover unexpected outcomes and behaviors.