University at Albany

Rockefeller Professors Take Part in Innovative International Degree Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 21, 2012) -- Rockefeller College Professors David Andersen and George Richardson have been affiliated with an innovative international degree program, the Erasmus Mundus European Master Programme in System Dynamics, since planning for it began several years ago.

David Andersen
George Richardson
Erasmus Mundus is a comprehensive education effort under the direction and sponsorship of the European Commission in the European Union. The Master Programme in System Dynamics builds on the strengths of four leading universities: the University of Bergen (Norway), the New University of Lisbon (Portugal), the University of Palermo (Italy), and Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). The program is designed specifically for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organizations, supported by the use of computer simulation models. 

This past February, Professor Richardson spent two weeks at Radboud University Nijmegen to continue the planning efforts and to deliver a two-day workshop in group model building with master's students. At the end of his stay, Richardson gave an invited talk titled Applications with Impact at the annual conference of the Benelux Chapter of the System Dynamics Society. Professor Andersen also plans to offer lectures in the Master Programme in System Dynamics during the 2012-2013 academic year.