The Lake Como School of Advanced Studies is an international research facility. We run fellowships, short term programmes on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, that share a common focus on complex systems.

The School attracts leading scholars in different fields including: physics, biology, economics, sociology, geopolitics, education, environmental and development studies, to engage in collaborative research. In small teams, visitors explore questions at the cutting edge of science and knowledge.

In a context of globalization and in front of the increasing interaction between various kinds of networks, the analysis of complex systems offers insights into economic development, social cohesion and the environment on many geographical scales.

The School is placed in a central position within Europe, close to four international airports. It is located on Lake Como, in a region of great natural beauty. With its rich cultural heritage it offers an ideal temporary residence for researchers and scientists to pursue their projects.

Have a look at the presentation by the director, the facilities of the school, the governing bodies and the scientific goal of understanding the physics of complex systems.