Conclusion to the course
This concludes our course on Global Systems Science and Policy. On it you have seen:
policy makers defined as including politicians, citizens and other stakeholders
examples of global systems
how policy depends on prediction, but social systems can be unpredictable
how complex systems science can inform policy of possible outcomes
how scientists can work with policy makers
Global Systems Science is still a research area, and cannot inform all policy questions.
As always we are interested in what you think. Now you have finished the course we will be very pleased if you give your comments below.
If you want to know more about Global Systems Science take a look at the website:
To learn more about the basic science used in Global Systems Science you can study the next course to be given by the UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus:
- New FutureLearn Course on Systems and Complexity
which will be available in the summer of 2016.
Statement and exam
If you have completed more than 50% of the steps in this course and attempted all assessments, you are eligible to purchase a Statement of Participation. You can check your progress in the course here.
You also have the possibility of taking a formal examination.
We would welcome any feedback about how we could improve the course and would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete the post-course survey.