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University of Southern Denmark
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In the Applied mathematics programme, you will learn to model and solve problems from the practical world using advanced mathematical tools. Aside from the basic mathematical principles, in Applied mathematics you will become acquainted with mathematical modelling, that is, formulating complex problems as mathematical ones in order to analyse them and perform calculations digitally
Research in Mathematics and Computer science
Research in the Department of Mathematics and Computer science at University of Southern Denmark covers 3 main areas:
- Applied mathematics
- Computer science
Within the field of Applied mathematics, the main focus of research at the department is specific numerical mathematical modelling and statistics.
As for mathematicians in general, unemployment is virtually unknown. The programme in Applied mathematics aims towards employment in the private business sector or at research institutes. It is common for projects to be completed on behalf of or in collaboration with companies.
With a degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Denmark, you will gain a broad scientific education which will enable you to interpret and understand a number of interdisciplinary subjects. This will make you an interesting prospect to a variety of employers, from public institutions to private businesses - in Denmark as well as abroad.
The Applied mathematics programme does not give you teaching credentials at a high school level.
In for example the business sector, the health sector, the economic sector and the construction sector, there is a great need for mathematicians to solve larger modelling assignments where different provesses are optimised.
For instance, when the flow of patients in a hospital needs to be optimised, the material costs and use of time minimised, or route planning in different connections must be made in the most appropriate way, these objectives can be solved by application of mathematical and digital methods.
Thus, an applied mathematician analyses practical problems, formulates algorithms and constructs and completes complex calculations digitally to find solutions to improve quality.