“A Foundation for Understanding Systems Science” by Prof. Metcalf (Feb. 22, 2014)

The lecture “A Foundation for Understanding Systems Science” by Prof. Metcalf was held. (February 26, 2014)

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, the lecture “A Foundation for Understanding Systems Science” by Professor Gary Metcalf from Saybrook University was held on the Nakamozu Campus of Osaka Prefecture University.

Prof. Metcalf is a prominent systems scientist and a core faculty member in the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation at Saybrook University in the U.S., with which the SiMS Program is cooperatively implemented. He also runs Inter Connections, LLC, a consulting firm that serves as a bridge connecting academic research results with government or industry needs.

In the lecture entitled “A Foundation for Understanding Systems Science,” Prof. Metcalf explained about the fundamental concept of systems science by looking at its history, as well as significant progress the discipline made recently in resolving issues confronting complicated modern society. All the participating 20 students and faculty members were able to deepen their knowledge of the system-inspired human resources the University’s program for leading graduate schools seeks to develop.

A scene from the lecture "A Foundation for Understanding Systems Science"

A scene from the lecture “A Foundation
for Understanding Systems Science”

Prof. Metcalf answering a question from a student

Prof. Metcalf answering a question
from a student