Santa Fe Institute


"Science has explored the microcosmos and the macrocosmos; we have a good sense of the lay of the land. The great unexplored frontier is complexity."

- Heinz Pagels, The Dreams of Reason

These executive education courses are specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students, and others who are curious to explore and apply ideas from complexity to various applied systems. These courses have no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background. Examples of people who will particularly benefit from these courses are managers and policy-makers in business, government, and non-profit organizations; industrial research and development staff; medical, social work, and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students in any area of science or social science.

2016 Course Offerings:

October 2016 Short Course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine (CME Accredited)

September 2016 Short Course: Exploring Complexity in Innovation and Invention

January 2016 Short Course: Exploring Complexity in Social Systems and Economics

2017 Course Offerings:

July 2017 Short Course: Exploring Complexity in Networks and Big Data

Additional course offerings to be announced shortly 

Custom Short Courses

To find more information about custom short courses please contact Juniper Lovato at