About us

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Firmly rooted in a long tradition, the faculty of mathematics nowadays is an active European center of research and teaching. Its activities include a wide variety of mathematical topics as part of an impressive list of study programs at Vienna University. Our faculty regularly achieves high scores in international university rankings: Most recently, we were ranked 37th in the 2018 Shanghai subject ranking.

Our faculty offers the full spectrum of study programs leading up to the academic degrees of Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of our teaching and provide a stimulating learning environment. Our faculty is involved in a number of structured doctoral programs (5 doctoral programs funded by the FWF, and one Marie Curie initial training network). Our faculty also offers the teacher education program for future high school teachers, and is committed to teacher training; in particular, the faculty also offers workshops for high school teachers on a regular basis.

Faculty members carry on successful research in a broad variety of fields covering large parts of pure and applied mathematics. The faculty also includes the Kurt Gödel Research Center, one of the leading European centers for studying mathematical logic.

On an international scale, faculty members are active in four research networks of the European Union, two of which are coordinated by members of our staff. Information on these networks and other research projects funded by outside sources can be found on our grants page. Information on further international cooperation is available on the pages of individual research groups. For further achievements of faculty members please consult our page on scientific awards.

Members of our faculty also play key roles in the Erwin Schrödinger Institute and the Wolfgang Pauli Institute. Apart from the "Monatshefte für Mathematik" (monthly journals), which have traditionally been closely linked to our department, some of our members are on the editorial boards of more than 30 international journals and in five of them serve as managing editor or editor in chief.

You are invited to consult our web pages as we are unable to list the faculty's full range of mathematical research in this summary. We have tried to give you an overview of what's going on.