Firmly rooted in a long tradition, the faculty of mathematics nowadays is an active European center for research and teaching. These include the wide variety of topics in mathematics occuring in a manifold of study programs at the University of Vienna. In the CHE ExcellenceRanking 2010 our department achieved a top-ranking or more up to date this years Shanghai-Excellence-Ranking
The courses offered by members of the faculty cover the full mathematics programs (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D., and the "Lehramtsstudium" for future teachers) as well as large parts of the "Lehramtsstudium" in computer science. In continuously improving the quality of teaching, we recently focused on implementing eLearning concepts providing a stimulating learning environment. We also offer evening classes for working students. The faculty regularly offers workshops for high school teachers.
Students are encouraged to participate in the faculty from an early stage on (in the form of tutorials, for example) and are offered a wide variety of research fields. If you are interested in a particular research group, we will be happy to give you more information on its activities and how you can participate.
Besides a broad range of usual Ph.D. programs we offer three doctoral schools: A Wissenschaftskolleg "Differential Equations: Models in Science and Engineering", in cooperation with the TU Wien, which is the only FWF funded program of that type in mathematics in Austria and which is embedded in the EU funded Marie Curie Early Stage Training multi Site "Differential Equations", the only such project in mathematics coordinated in Austria. Further, the faculty hosts two out of the first five "Initiativkollegs" of our University: "Modern Mathematical Analysis and Applications - Time-Frequency and Microlocal Analysis" and "Differential Geometry and Lie groups", and participate at a third one: "The Sciences in Historical Context."
Members of the faculty are successful in research in a broad variety of fields which cover large parts of pure and applied mathematics. The faculty also includes the Kurt Gödel Research Center (formerly Institute for Logic), one of the leading European centers for the study of mathematical logic.
The international activities of members of the faculty include participation in four research networks of the European Union, two of which are coordinated by members of our department. Information on these networks and other research projects funded by outside sources can be found on our grants page. Information on further international collaborations can be found on the pages of the individual research groups. Another place to get an impression of the achievements of members of the faculty is our page on scientific awards.
Members of the faculty also play central roles in the Erwin Schrödinger Institute and the Wolfgang Pauli Institute. Apart from the "Monatshefte für Mathematik", which are traditionally closely linked to our department, members of the department are in the editorial boards of more than 30 international journals, in five of them as managing editor or editor in chief.
Alumni of our faculty are successful in a wide variety of fields at leading universities all over the world. (For example Wolfgang Schmidt, and Martin Nowak.) We would like to extend and complete our existing data on alumni of the faculty, please contact us if you have information.
Our faculty has an extensive library. Although recently hit by harsh budget cuts, the library maintains its excellence partly due to yearly donations of around EUR 50.000 (2001: EUR 62.000) by the members of the faculty.
Public relations is a major concern of our faculty. Numerous activities are taking place, or being planned.
Please enjoy a journey through our web pages. We cannot try to show you the full range of mathematical research done at the faculty through this medium, but we want to give you a good impression on what's doing on.