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What is System Dynamics?

An approach to developing strategies for effective change
that employs systems thinking and computer simulation.

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Create models that matter to support decision-making


Inspire students to think in systems and solve complex problems


Develop your skills and apply your knowledge in different fields


Our Seminar Series covers a wide range of topics across many domains, bringing together academics, practitioners, and students.

The International System Dynamics Conference is where people from all over the world interested in the practice of System Dynamics and systems thinking gather to shape the future of the field.

Similarly, at our Community Events, you’ll find opportunities to develop skills and connect with the community.

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