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The European master in System Dynamics has several academic partners from outside of Europe that are associated to the programme. These academic partners are:

The Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) consists of six eight departments, each focusing on a specific area of research and study. Among the areas of specialisation, the BUAS offers studies and research in Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Business, Health, Social Work, and Engineering and Information Technology. The departments are spread across 26 different locations both in the German- and French-speaking parts of the Canton of Bern.The Department of Engineering and Information Technology (School of Engineering), founded in 1873 in Biel/Bienne initially offered studies in Mechanics, Architecture and Watchmaking. Today the department provides a broad range of Information Technology and Engineering based studies, such as Electrical and Communication Technology, Medical Informatics, and Industrial Engineering and Management Science to prepare students for a challenging future. Researchers at the department execute interdisciplinary national and international projects in close cooperation with companies, other educational- and research institutions as well as public authorities. Your contactperson at the Bern University of Applied Sciences is Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Stefan Groesser, .

Cairo University has expertise in the field of advanced, formal analysis of non-linear feed­back models, which is complementary to the expertise available in the European consortium in the following ways. For 6 years, faculty of Cairo University have collaborated with University of Bergen faculty, in the extension of linear analysis into the domain of non-linear models. Cairo University has specialised in thematical analysis, while the University of Bergen have specialised in the interpretation and visualisation of the results to understand the intimate relation­ship between structure and behavior in such models. Moreover, Cairo University has applied system dynamics as a foundation for decision support in the public domain and created, in colla­boration with the University of Bergen, a powerful synthesis of system dynamics modeling and simulation tools with GIS. Since 1995, there has been an extensive exchange of Masters and Ph.D. candidates between Cairo University and the University of Bergen.

Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, hosts an extensive programme in the application of system dynamics to the analysis and design of public policies. In particular, their faculty expertise complements well the knowledge elicitation expertise located at Radboud University and the expertise in the application of system dynamics modeling and analysis to public affairs shared across the partner institutions. Over the years, there has been an extensive exchange of post graduate researchers between the SUNY at Albany, on the one hand, and Radboud University and the University of Bergen, on the other. Moreover, the University of Bergen and SUNY at Albany share a student exchange programme.

More information on the partnership between the University of Bergen and the University of North Dakota will follow soon.

More information about the partnership between the University of Palermo and UNICAMP will follow soon.

The Universidad de Talca is one of 25 state owned universities belonging to the Council of Presidents of Chilean Universities (CRUCH). Founded in 1981, following the merger of the former headquarters of the Universidad de Chile and of the Universidad Técnica del Estado (State Technical University), it has become progressively one of the main national references of public, non profit higher education, being described by recent rankings and measurements as the best regional State University in Chile. The main campus is located in the city of Talca, capital of the Maule Region, a region based on agriculture (wine and fruits). The university now has satellite campuses located in the cities of Curicó, Santa Cruz (Colchagua) and Santiago. At these campuses more than 7,600 undergraduate students are formed in the areas of science, the liberal arts and technological innovation, as well as more than 1,400 post-graduate, reaching 9,000 students. Twenty-three undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs – distributed in 21 masters and six doctorates – in addition to four specialization programs, are the capital base with which the Universidad de Talca advances in its development, committed to the progress and well-being of its region and the country. System dynamics is taught in undergraduate management education as well as in the MBA courses of the Faculty of Economics and Business since 2005.

The system dynamics based research in Colombia has focussed on issues of energy generation and transportation. There is a strong link to the application of system dynamics and energy modelling as provided by the University of Bergen, but also to business applications to energy companies to be envisioned for Palermo University. Since 1995, there has been an extensive exchange of Masters and Ph.D. candidates between Universidad Nacional, Colombia, and the University of Bergen.