You want to study mathematics?  That’s fine by us: just like you do, we see the beauty in all of mathematics, and we want to give you the opportunity to experience as much of it as possible.

Students in the Institute of Mathematics are given the opportunity to develop a strong mathematical foundation and then have the choice to concentrate in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Didactics or Computer Science.

The division between pure and applied mathematics is not well defined, and many students choose to develop skills in both areas.  Many of the most famous mathematicians were (and are) deeply committed to both aspects. Likewise, a good teacher must have solid command of the fundamental mathematical concepts, and computer scientists will profit greatly from deepened knowledge in both pure and applied mathematics.

  • Pure Mathematics

    Pure Mathematics prepares a student for graduate study towards the pursuit of a research career in mathematics at educational institutions. Most pure mathematicians are employed by universities, colleges, and research institutes, although an increasing number also branch out into the commercial sectors (especially financial/market analysis and computing), where their independent analytic thinking and ability to isolate, abstract, and formulate the essence of a problem is considered an invaluable skill.

    Although pure mathematics often derives its inspiration from physical ideas and its results frequently find extraordinarily important applications in other areas of science and technology (sometimes many, many years later), it is primarily pursued by those who are fascinated by its wealth of wonderful ideas and its perfection of detail.

  • Applied Mathematics

    Applied Mathematics is intended for students who have a keen interest in applying mathematical techniques in order to solve problems arising in fields such as the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences including Economics and Psychology. In approaching a particular problem, applied mathematicians use physical insight, intuition, and their mathematical knowledge to create mathematical models to describe the salient processes controlling the system.  Often these equations are too complicated for an explicit solution to be determined, and one seeks either approximate solutions or appropriate numerical methods through the use of computers.

    Applied mathematicians are employed in a wide variety of contexts. Their ability to model and analyze complex scenarios is especially valued in industry and in the commercial sectors, particularly financial/market analysis and computing. Many choose research careers at universities, colleges, and research institutes, where they pioneer new theory and methodology in applied mathematics.

  • Didactics

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADidactics prepares the student for a career in education at all levels. But also raising public awareness for the importance and beauty of mathematics are part of our program. The Institute invites pupils from the schools of Szczecin to public presentations, and offers interaction with our students and professors. It even has its own annual international photography competition “Mathematics in Focus” which is well received by the general public.

  • Computer Science

    Currently, the Institute is preparing an offer of studies in computer science. Initially the emphasis will be on the area of virtual reality, but basic courses will be offered in several branches of computer science that will prepare the students for a broad range of professional options.

  • A Stepping Stone

    A degree in Mathematics is a solid foundation for continued education in many fields. The traditional sciences, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology have an ever-growing mathematical content. The study of Mathematics develops a capacity for logical reasoning and efficient problem solving.

    Mathematics is often a first degree for students pursuing further studies in Economics, Engineering Physics or Engineering Science, Business Administration, the Physical Sciences and Computer Science. It goes without saying that the very best preparation for future teachers of high school and elementary school Mathematics is to earn one’s first undergraduate degree in the subject.

  • Career Opportunities

    In the age of computers, sophisticated technology and scientific progress, many jobs require a deep knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. A degree in Mathematics opens the door for graduates to pursue careers in diverse fields such as:

    • Education at all Levels
    • Banking, Insurances, Pensions, Statistics
    • Modeling: Social, Economic, Agricultural, Urban
    • High Tech Businesses, Companies Introducing Innovative Technology
    • Transportation Systems, Air Traffic Data
    • Information Technology
    • Survey and Market Research
  • Our Learning Environment

    Students at the Institute of Mathematics have the opportunity to interact with researchers in Mathematics and are introduced to the national and international mathematical science community. Our classes have very good student-professor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment. Our Institute is home to several researchers of high international reputation, working on cutting edge problems in mathematics and its applications.

  • Study Abroad

    Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to broaden your outlook and understanding of the world while working towards your degree.

    We encourage you to explore opportunities that are offered by our many Erasmus partners and the relations our researchers have to many universities worldwide.

  • Not decided yet?

    Not decided yet to study Matematics? Then have a look at our page “Mathematics is Fun”. Come and talk to us and learn about the fascination that has led us to study and practise mathematics, and the research and interaction with other mathematicians that enriches our lives.