The Research Center for Social Complexity (CICS in spanish), is a platform for research in human behavior within modern society in relation to paradigms of mathematical models and quantitative analysis. Our philosophy at CICS is that human behavior can only be understood by integrating its psychological, economic, cultural and historical dimensions. Therefore, the next step in studying human behavior is to unify the diverse social sciences.
The collaboration between centers related to the program articulated by the CICS was made in order to reach the critical mass necessary to sustain the training component and be able to absorb the students of the program in consolidated lines of research. Within the Faculty of Government, collaboration with the Center for Public Policies (CPP) has not only strengthened the line of research in institutions, but also connect with the world of public policy and provide the conditions for basic knowledge generated within the CICS can be transferred to the productive sector. Likewise, the collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, in particular with the Data Science Institute and the Center for Research in Sustainability (CiSGER in spanish) has allowed strengthening the methodological component, in the first case, and the possibility of strengthening applied research in socio-ecological systems, in the second.
CICS has an active collaboration network with a series of analytical social science research centers, both internationally and nationally.
The collaborative work promote the realization of activities such as a Research Camp, part of the postgraduate course in Social Complexity conducted by the Media Lab Macro Connections Group, the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Social Complexity Research Center of the University of Development ( CICS-UDD). The bi-annual meeting seeks that students can work 100% dedicated in the projects they will develop individually, having available the guidance of the professors and researchers who will be accompanying them, as well as the collaborative feedback of all the participants of the event.