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 theoretical 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.



Working with industry to create more PhDs

By offering industrial PhDs, the University of Bergen is strengthening the collaboration between the private sector and the university. In the last five years, 21 students have been enrolled in the scheme.


Discovering the mathematical landscape

According to Professor Hans Munthe-Kaas, the science of mathematics is like climbing a mountaintop and discovering new landscapes. He is now in the final round for an ERC Advanced Grant.

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