System Dynamics

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Study System Dynamics

System Dynamics is a method for model based analysis and policy design. It is applied in almost all areas of research and planning and is used to guide information search, to formulate models, perform analysis, and to facilitate learning and policy implementation. The method helps solve complex problems within disciplines and it provides a unifying language that stimulates and facilitates inter- and transdisciplinary work and education.

What is System Dynamics?
Master's Programme in System Dynamics
PhD in System Dynamics
Courses in System Dynamics


Study System Dynamics

Master's students explain why they study system dynamics, what a master project in system dynamic could be, what valuable lessons they have learned and how they plan to use system dynamics after the studies.

sustainable development

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.

Scientific Director Edvard Hviding of SDG Bergen Science Advice at Bergen Summer Research School in June 2021.

PhDs stepping up to policy brief call

During this year’s Bergen Summer Research School, 17 SDG-oriented policy briefs were produced by more than 100 enthusiastic participants as part of a joint call by PhD for Innovation and SDG Bergen Science Advice.

Creative problem solving
Kreativ problemløsning

The UN provides PhD candidates at the UiB with a challenge

PhD candidates at UiB will be able to solve a specific SDG challenge provided by the UN Environment Programme. Through a new course in creative problem-solving, PhD candidates learn and apply methods that can help them establish connections across disciplines and solve problems that they could face...

Learning Environments
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System Dynamics and Learning Environments

System Dynamics models can be used to study social problems, write research articles, and give presentations for clients. Models can also be used to educate people and to motivate them to deal with social problems.