System Dynamics

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

The MOOCs have been developed with the funding from European Union’s Erasmus+ Programmme Strategic Partnerships. The MOOCs make system dynamics easy to access for everyone. Click on the following to see more details about MOOCs.

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GEO-SD662 System Dynamics Modelling and Analysis

System dynamics is a method to understand problematic change and to improve decisions by knowledge.

GEO-SD660 Natural Resources Management

Natural resources are often mismanaged. Learn about typical misperceptions and advanced policies.


Our MOOCs build on what we have learnt from first class researchers and educators such as:

Jay Forrester, Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jørgen Randers, Peter Senge, John Sterman, Rachel Carson, Garrett Hardin, Isaac Newton, George Richardson, David Anderson, Jac Vennix, Eric Mazur, Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith, Amos Tversky, Jeffrey Sachs, Partha Dasgupta, Geoffrey Heal, Elinor Ostrom, Kenneth Boulding, Jared Diamond, Nassim Taleb, and Yuval Harari.

Keywords for what the MOOCs contain:

System, dynamics, exponential growth, decay, depletion, extinction, economic, economics, geography, comparative politics, administration, nature, natural, natural resource management, natural resources management, course, mooc, diploma, exam, credit, course, ects, free online course, renewable resources, nonrenewable resources, price, utilization, s-shaped growth, feedback loops, balancing loops, reinforcing loops, transients, steady-state, fishery, fisheries, markets, quotas, resource tax, Pigouvian tax, climate, emissions, removal, misperception, misunderstanding, policy, action, change, water reservoirs, water management, group model building, participatory modeling, modelling, systems analysis, systems thinking, energy, planning, forest, lumber, cocoa, commodity markets, individual tradeable quotas, ITQ, ISQ, ASQ, resource tax, industrial dynamics, business dynamics, limits to growth, trophic level, predator – prey, global footprint, ecology, and ecological.