Complex systems are characterized by their transversality. They affect many fields of study. This interdisciplinarity is reflected in the work areas of SCCS. These are very broad, ranging from the analysis of the impact of climate change to transport or even computational biology.


The SCCS research group actively collaborates with other centers and institutions.

Evolutionary systems

Evolutionary systems help understand change and adaptation in complex systems. Evolutionary institutionalism in economics recognizes the importance of historical and cultural factors in shaping economic systems and provides a more realistic understanding of economic processes. It emphasizes the role of institutions in shaping economic behavior and outcomes and has been applied to various economic phenomena.

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The Great Recession demonstrated that the economy urgently needed a profound paradigm shift. Complex systems are an approach that provides answers to many of its problems.


Complex systems approaches offer advantages in the study and management of migration, as they allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the interconnected factors that influence migration patterns and outcomes. These approaches recognize that migration is a complex phenomenon that is shaped by social, economic, political, and environmental factors, and that it involves multiple actors and scales of analysis.


Tourism is a very important activity from an economic point of view, but also very fragile. Their interrelations with transport and, above all, with the social aspects make their management very complex.


The study of complex systems, particularly network analysis, has proven to be useful in understanding transportation systems. By analyzing the relationships between different components of the system, such as roads, airports, and train stations, network analysis can provide insights into the functioning and efficiency of transportation networks.