Thomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics
Scientific MissionMathematics has many different branches and two different aspects: the fundamental and the applied. However, it is a single coherent body of knowledge. This is demonstrated time and again by sometimes unexpected links between the various parts of mathematics and by the possibilities to apply even the most abstract developments. Also, direct contact with fields of application often generate new challenges for mathematical research. For this reason the Stieltjes Institute does not stress the distinction between fundamental and applied mathematics, and encourages research that crosses the dividing lines between the various parts of mathematics. The Stieltjes Institute combines the expertise of three general, two technical and one economics and medical university. This provides an excellent opportunity for interaction between mathematics and its applications in the life sciences, the natural sciences and engineering, computer science and economics.
The mission of the Stieltjes Institute has been stated as follows:
- to develop and carry out a research training programme for Ph.D. students in fundamental and applied mathematics that satisfies the highest international standards
- to perform eminent scientific research
- to take care of the quality of research and education, including the selection requirements forparticipation
- to raise the level and to stimulate the coherence of the mathematical research and education between the participants
- to strengthen the position of the research in national and international connection
- to stimulate, and in some cases participate in, the cooperation with allied disciplines
- to stimulate the cooperation with allied institutes.
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