• COMPLEX SYSTEMS. The world is a complex system. Understanding its pieces is not enough to understand it. We also need to understand their interaction and the emergence this results in. This is what the CAS masters' program teaches you. Click image to read more about Complex Systems.

  • THE PROGRAM. The CAS program was the first international masters' program in complex systems, starting the autumn of 2000. Click the image to read more about the program.

  • COURSES. The program is based on physics, but with highly interdisciplinary applications. It includes courses on information theory, computer science and optimization algorithms, ecology and genetics as well as adaptive systems and robotics. Click the image to see course overview.

  • CAREERS. The CAS masters' program opens up a wide range of career possibilities, within a wide range of fields. Click image to see where our previous students have ended up.

  • RESEARCH. Our teachers are highly skilled and internationally recognized researchers. Click image to see some examples of the research that has been performed by CAS professors.

The CAS program

Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) is an international, interdisciplinary master program at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden. The program is open to international and domestic students with a basic academic degree in the natural, engineering, or mathematical sciences. The focus is to use recently developed methods from complexity science to analyze a wide range of systems. Courses include computer simulations of complex systemsgame theorycomputational biologyrobotics and much more.

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About CAS

The CAS program started in 2000, as one of the first master programs in Complex Systems in the world, and has continued to be world leading since. Read more


The CAS program includes courses from a wide range of fields, including robotics and information theory. Read more


The teachers of the CAS program are internationally renowned researchers. Read about our teachers and the research they have done to get an idea of what the CAS program includes. Read more


The CAS program gives you a broad foundation for your future career. Meet a number of former students that tell their story about where the CAS program took them. Read more

Masters Fair - Meet CAS

Master fair in A-building, Chalmers Univ Johanneberg campus on Tuesday April 12th, 12-15. Meet CAS...

Brief information about the master thesis from the MPA

Brief information about the master thesis from the MPA:  To find a project: talk to teachers, l...

Split or Steal Game. Game Theory.

As part of the game theory student seminar our team played the Split-Steal game in class. Two playe...

Over-the-network, motion-detection controlled Chabot

My group's project in Humanoid Robotics course (14/15). We used Chabot robot to be controlled over a...

  • Autonomous Agents Course Project 2016 (Video Summary)

    Wednesday, 29 June 2016 22:02
  • Masters Fair - Meet CAS

    Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:27
  • Brief information about the master thesis from the MPA

    Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:04
  • Split or Steal Game. Game Theory.

    Monday, 30 November 2015 19:59
  • Over-the-network, motion-detection controlled Chabot

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:43

Complex Adaptive Systems masters' program accepts international students! 


Featured research project

  • An agent-based approach for analysis and modelling of energy systems in transition
    Written by
    Kristian Lindgren – Complex systems group Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers A future energy system that to a larger extent depends on variable renewable energy sources, like wind and solar power, involves new challenges for securing a reliable supply of electricity. The economic basis for such an electricity system differs significantly from the one we have today, and one can expect that prices will be more volatile and risk for shortages in supply increases. The experience from countries where the expansion of solar and wind has been strong exemplifies this. At times with abundant solar electricity supply and low demand, prices have decreased, while at peak demand if supply is low one has seen the opposite (The Economist, 2013; Hirth, 2013). Many owners of fossil fuelled power plants make consider­able losses, and some argue that the electricity market should be restructured in order to allow for investments to secure…
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Featured interview

  • Edu Sesma Caselles - 1st year of Masters in Complex Adaptive Systems - 2015
    Written by
    Edu Sesma Caselles - 1st year of Masters in Complex Adaptive Systems - 2015 What is your educational background? I have a two years Associate Degree in Sound and later I studied a four years Bachelors Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, where I was born. What made you apply to Chalmers? Chalmers was one of my best Erasmus options. I came here to do my last courses in Telecommunication Engineering because I had heard good opinions from exchange students who I knew, and also my Erasmus coordinator in Spain recommended to me this university and several concrete courses. Why did you choose CAS in particular? During my bachelor, I was always more interested in signals and processing than antennas or microwaves. Then, I took my elective courses focusing on adaptive systems, artificial neural networks, etc...and I realized that this "new world" was what I was really looking for. After taking several courses from CAS in my Erasmus and…