Department of Mathematics

At its core, mathematics is about the study of abstract structures. This may sound very theoretical, but it is a fascinating fact that the abstract structures that are studied in mathematics can be applied in an astounding multitude of practical problems. Mathematical sciences play an increasingly prominent role in the natural sciences and technology, and in society as a whole, highlighting the need for a high competence in mathematical sciences in order to succeed in the job market.

The department of mathematics offers study programs in mathematical sciences at the bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. levels, and we are also very active in mathematics education. Our faculty members conduct research in a wide range of theoretical and applied mathematics, including statistics and computational mathematics. See the pull-down menus for more information about our study programs and research groups.



Problems are there to be solved

A thirst for knowledge was Håkon Otneim’s motivation to get a PhD. The mathematical statistics method he created through his PhD can solve problems within most disciplines.


Sharing the fun of numbers

“It is very hard for me to accept that people do not understand Mathematics. For me it is like they are saying they do not know how to read, says young researcher Sofia Tirabassi.

Doctoral education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers doctoral education within the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and technology, informatics, mathematics, molecular biology and geophysics. We also offer doctoral training in collaboration with several partner institutions. For more information click here

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