Would you like to confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its intentions? Or understand the behaviour of financial markets? What if you could simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is put into practice? Are you interested in being part of a team that can teach you how to take on these challenges? The answer is our two-year international Master of Computational Science.
Computational science is a relatively new discipline that has established itself as the third pillar of modern science (alongside theoretical and experimental science), and involves the modelling, simulation and analysis of world phenomena through computation.
Modern science has opened up new windows onto the physical and social sciences, earth sciences and life sciences at many levels of scale. Understanding this complexity is one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time. As a computational scientist you can be at the forefront of work in this field.
Computer simulations reveal how tumour growth is controlled
Computational scientists and oncologists working for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that cancer stem cells control how tumours grow. The study may help improve the treatment of cancer patients.
Studying Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) ranks among the top 50 universities in the world and provides excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary education and research. The programme is centred at the Science Campus in Amsterdam, where several leading scientific institutes have teamed up with the UvA to create this programme, thereby also furnishing students with unique opportunities for conducting their graduation research. Cooperating organisations are:
* The National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands (CWI), * The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (UvA/HIMS), * The Astronomical Institute "Anton Pannekoek", * The National Supercomputer and Network Center (SARA), * The Institute for High Energy Physics and Particle Physics (NIKHEF), * The Institute of Informatics (IvI; the highest ranked computer science institute in the Netherlands), * The Academic Medical Center (UvA/AMC).
1. Applicants should have an academic bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, the natural sciences (such as physics, chemistry, biology, etc), or engineering disciplines (such as civil engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, etc.); 2. Applicants should demonstrate sufficient mathematical skills and a basic background in modelling and simulation, and should have demonstrated programming ability; 3. Applicants are expected to have an above average grade point average.
Recipient: University of Amsterdam
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