Complex Forma Mentis

Complex Forma Mentis is a hybrid research/outreach programme aimed at quantifying, understanding and improving the perception of STEM subjects among high school students.  

While academia and the business sector are rapidly adjusting to novel ways of managing the complexity of real-world systems through contaminations of ideas across STEM subjects, unfortunately teaching curricula often do not relate STEM subjects to the complexity of the real world.

Within the context of complexity science and networks education, Complex Forma Mentis aims at:


gathering data about the current perception of students towards STEM disciplines in order to compare it against the forma mentis of teachers and young researchers;


exposing students to the science of complex systems, relating to the patterns and phenomena observed in real-world complex systems


building more opportunities for ideas exchanges between students, teachers and researchers from academia;


motivating more students in pursuing a scientific degree at the university level.