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Mathematics deals with understanding relationships in the world around us. By studying mathematics you will learn why and under what conditions different theorems and formulas are valid and how to apply mathematics in problem solving. You will not only learn to think and reason mathematically, but also develop your ability to draw logical conclusions. As a mathematician, you will be able to, for example, solve optimisation problems or perform statistical analyses, risk assessments and prognostic calculations. Your studies will include various areas of mathematics, including algebra, vector calculus, number theory, mathematical analysis, statistics, probability, financial mathematics and numerical mathematics.

The courses effectively combine mathematical theory and its applications in the form of lectures, practical assignments, demonstrations and classroom exercises. Majoring in Mathematics will give you plenty of opportunities. You can choose the general track if you aim at a career in academia. You can also choose the math teacher track. You can even choose to specialise in financial or insurance mathematics or applied mathematics. Your choice of specialisation will, to some extent, determine which minor subjects you can take. Computer Science, Statistics or Economics are excellent choices to support your  specialisations. Chemical Engineering and Information Technology also offer numerous interesting courses related to Mathematics. For students majoring in any other subject, Mathematics is a useful minor subject.

Within the research area of functional analysis and its applications, the primary aims are to develop the theory of analytic function spaces and their operators as well as to focus on important problem formulations within approximation theory and control theory.

The stochastics group is concerned with random models on lattices and the development of Markov process theory, in particular diffusions, Lévy processes, Markov chains and optimal stopping.

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A degree in mathematics opens the door to a labor market with an excellent employment situation. Many mathematicians work as math teachers in elementary schools, in high schools and polytechnics, while others work as actuarial mathematicians, risk analysts, statisticians, in the IT industry, the manufacturing industry, at insurance companies or banks. Others choose to continue their studies to obtain a doctorate and then become researchers, university teachers or professors. Additional titles held by our graduates include actuary, pension administrator, biostatistician, system planner, quality analyst, credit risk analyst and programmer. Many employers appreciate the mathematician’s logical and precise way of thinking.


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