Master’s Programme in Mathematics Signs Double Degree Agreement with University of Passau
On November 5, educational partnership between the Master’s programme in Mathematics offered by HSE Nizhny Novgorod and the University of Passau, Germany, was finalized. Upon graduation from the joint programme, students will receive a Master’s degree in Mathematics from HSE and a Master of Science in Computational Mathematics degree from the German university.
HSE already has a joint programme with University of Passau in Applied Mathematics. The new double-degree programme evolved as a result of discussions between teachers of the two universities. Now the curricula have been coordinated, and the programme is ready to welcome its first students.
Ivan Remizov, the programme’s Academic Supervisor on the HSE part, comments: ‘The renowned Nizhny Novgorod school of nonlinear oscillations appeared in the 1930s. Today, Nizhny Novgorod mathematicians follow in the footsteps of the famous academician Alexander Andronov, the founder of the school. Our students will undoubtedly benefit from learning from researchers, who embody the unique mathematics creative culture, which Russia has always been famous for. In addition, we offer a year of study in Germany, as well as opportunities of short-term internships at several international research centres.’
Olga Pochinka, Professor and Head of the HSE Laboratory for Topological Methods in Dynamics, believes that the programme will be interesting for international students due to its specific set of courses related to topological methods of nonlinear dynamic event research, which is something not offered by other programmes. ‘We’ll also be personally interviewing the prospective students and invite them to participate in research conferences and competitions organized by the Laboratory,’ added Professor Pochinka.
The core of the programme lecturers in Russia consists of the staff of the HSE Laboratory for Topological Methods in Dynamics, where the leading area of studies is qualitative theory of dynamical systems. The German lecturers are from the University of PassauFaculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, where the leading research area is approximation theory.
The following professors from University of Passau will teach on the programme:
- Professor Brigitte Forster-Heinlein (Applied Mathematics)
- Professor Tobias Kaiser (Pure Mathematics)
- Professor Martin Kreuzer (Symbolic Computation)
- Professor Thomas Müller-Gronbach (Stochastics and its Applications)
- Professor Tomas Sauer (Digital Image Processing)
- Professor Fabian Wirth (Dynamical Systems)
- Professor Jens Zumbrägel (Cryptography)
On behalf of the University of Passau, the project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Tobias Kaiser.
The programme will be taught entirely in English. The classes will start on September 1, 2019. The information on admission is available on the programme website. International students may apply online. Applications submitted before February 28, 2019 are eligible for full-tuition scholarships.