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Explaining our complex world through modelling and simulation

Using scientific computing to predict outcomes and solve real-world problems

Computational Science seeks to explain the complex world we live in using technological simulations. By collecting data and creating computer models, computational scientists can make predictions that help to solve a variety of problems. For example:

  • predicting the path of a tornado
  • analysing the behaviour of financial markets
  • simulating the outcome of a surgical procedure before it’s used on a patient
  • improving the flow of traffic
  • determining how an epidemic will most likely spread

In this programme, a joint degree between VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), you will learn to apply algorithmic-driven procedures (step-by-step procedures for solving a problem in a limited number of steps) as well as mathematics and logic. You will also learn to apply the knowledge and skills you develop to different research areas in the natural sciences.

Discover your Computational Science programme

Discover your Computational Science programme

In the Computational Science programme, you will analyse real-world problems using real-world data. You will be trained in computational modelling, techniques for dealing with data, supercomputing, machine learning, and many other areas.

This is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam. Your classes will be taught at both universities, doubling your access to Computational Science expertise, professional networks and research projects. Your diploma will be accredited by both universities.

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