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You Don’t Want to Build All Models from Scratch, Do You?

By Wang Zhao Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate 2017-2019 Modellers face a problem: Too few of their models ever get reused. Meanwhile, many projects start by building a new model from scratch requiring plenty of

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The size of your model doesn’t matter, but the size of your valor does!

By Khaled Gafaar Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate 2017-2019 My first semester in EMSD was nothing short of a revelation. I’ve been reading in Systems Thinking since 2012, attempted to apply principles of The Fifth

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System Dynamics as a reflective practice

By Igor Oliveira Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate The first semester of the European Master in System Dynamics (EMSD) has been my first intensive experience with dynamic modelling. During our first three courses in Bergen,

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Meet the Modelers: What you always wanted to know about simulation and systems science

By Angelika Schanda Located in Vienna, Austria Founder at Art of Cooperation – Institute for Impact Partnerships European Master in System Dynamics graduate (Class 2013-2015) The systems science and computer modeling communities are diverse and widely dispersed all across the

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Don’t fall in love with your models, no matter how beautiful they are

By Jonathan Nichols Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate In studies using a system dynamics approach, we often build computer models to seek explanations for complex dynamic problems and search for leverage points where we might

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