Mark of distinction in the world and a resource for NTU
There is a growing number of scientific institutes in the world that have made complexity the focus of their activities, in many cases focusing on one particular area, or the implications of complexity on the existing disciplinary sciences. Only a small number have started out to create a place that is dedicated to a new kind of scientific research community, one that emphasizes trans-disciplinary collaboration in pursuit of understanding the common themes that arise in natural, artificial, and social systems.
The Complexity Institute must be such a place that distinguishes itself from other institutes in the world by the original work done and the impact that work has on our understanding of complexity.
The institute will act as a resource for other departments and institutes across NTU and Singapore. It will function as a scientific “water hole” where researchers—faculty, students and visitors interact, compare studies and learn from each other. It thereby promotes research collaborations and interdisciplinary work.