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European Master in System Dynamics (EMSD) in a Nutshell:

The European Master in System Dynamics (EMSD) is a two-year study programme provided by four European universities: Bergen, Lisbon, Palermo and Nijmegen. In this scientifically and practically oriented programme, students study at least at three of these universities and obtain a Master of Science.

EMSD provides students with two complementary sets of knowledge and skills: analytical modelling and group facilitation. Based on the system dynamics approach, students become specialists in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies. These rational tools are combined with skills in group moderation and facilitation since only based on participatory settings people are willing to adapt their thinking and behaviour.

EMSD students are also competent international citizens. Usually, we have about 15 different nations in classes of 25 to 30 students. Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, they study in at least three different university systems; some choose to write their thesis with an international associate partner university or a company partner of the programme. During their studies, they are taught by faculty from about ten different countries.

For information about our partners, you can view our current company partners. If you would like to explore the opportunities to collaborate with and/or sponsor EMSD, please email the EMSD Team at

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