Computational science is a young scientific discipline that has established itself as the third pillar of modern science. Next to theoretical science and experimental science, computational science involves the modeling, simulation and analysis of world phenomena through computation.

The University of Amsterdam was founded in 1632 and today ranks amongst the top universities in the world and provides excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary education and research. Several top research institutes including St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO), Saint Petersburg, Russia collaborate in the International Masters Computational Science.