The contemporary Information and Communication Technologies and always faster means of transport facilitate the interconnection among the humans on Earth as never before. There is the awareness that every human is a node of a giant network, which is the humanity on Earth. A problem in a community might easily become a global issue and involve everyone living on the planet Earth. A challenge in a specific sector can have repercussions in other areas. If humanity wants to face global challenges more easily, it is necessary that higher education prepares not only specialists, but also generalists. This work proposes a strategy to form a new generation of generalists. Our strategy is based on teaching the science of Complex Systems. Complexity Science prepares a class of generalists who have the necessary knowledge and thinking skills to face any global challenge of this century.

The science of complex systems for preparing the new generation to tackle global challenges

Gentili P. L.
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Cardinali G.;Dominici P.;Grohmann D.;Menconi M. E.;Santi C.
2022

Abstract

The contemporary Information and Communication Technologies and always faster means of transport facilitate the interconnection among the humans on Earth as never before. There is the awareness that every human is a node of a giant network, which is the humanity on Earth. A problem in a community might easily become a global issue and involve everyone living on the planet Earth. A challenge in a specific sector can have repercussions in other areas. If humanity wants to face global challenges more easily, it is necessary that higher education prepares not only specialists, but also generalists. This work proposes a strategy to form a new generation of generalists. Our strategy is based on teaching the science of Complex Systems. Complexity Science prepares a class of generalists who have the necessary knowledge and thinking skills to face any global challenge of this century.
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