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Study at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics

Mathematics is present at the AGH University of Krakow from the very beginning of its activity. The first rector of the University was a mathematician, Professor Antoni Hoborski.  In 1969, the Institute of Mathematics was established by connecting a few departments of mathematics and descriptive geometry acting on separate faculties, in the form of an interdisciplinary unit providing education at all faculties. In 1997, by a decision of the AGH University Senate, the Institute of Mathematics was transformed into the Faculty of Applied Mathematics.

The curricula present modern applications of mathematics in various fields of knowledge, particularly in banking and finance, computer science, management, biology, materials engineering, electronics, automatics, mechanics, and telecommunication. This enables our alumni to work with specialists in other fields and facilitates employment in industry, banks, the insurance sector, the IT industry, administration, science and education. The branches of mathematics and its applications around which the scientific activity of the Faculty employees is centred include discrete mathematics with special emphasis on graph theory, functional analysis, computational mathematics, statistics, differential equations, geometry, stochastic analysis and its applications in financial mathematics.

The Faculty of Applied Mathematics offers the following study programmes:

First-cycle (BSc) and Second-cycle (MSc) degree programme in mathematics.
There are six specialities within the second-cycle degree programme:

  • Financial mathematics
  • Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences
  • Insurance Mathematics and Statistical Data Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics in Management
  • Mathematics in Computer Science

The Faculty of Applied Mathematics offers also a non-degree postgraduate programme and has the right to grant the title of doctor in mathematics.

Detailed rules for admission to study programmes (including studies in the field of mathematics) can be found at: (in Polish).

Why is it worth to study mathematics?

Mathematics is a beautiful, universal, and useful science. It allows to construct models of physical, chemical, technical, economic, social phenomena, at the same time providing tools for performing simulations (nowadays mostly computer ones) on the basis of these models.  As a result, we may predict the behaviour of various structures and devices before they are built, we are able to manage companies and even states effectively, we are able to describe both space and ion channels, as well as nanostructures.

Once a mathematical theorem is proven, it never becomes obsolete, so the knowledge gained during studies will not depend on changing technology, place, time, and will not be subject to various fads. On the other hand, it can be used in a variety of situations, and only your own ingenuity and imagination can be the limit. Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a tremendous development in computer technology. Perhaps we will soon witness the rise of the first quantum computers, which will be devices much more powerful than today's classical computers. While waiting for that to happen, intensive research into quantum computing algorithms is already underway. On the ground of mathematics we also try to seek answers to the questions: can a computer think? do philosophers need the quantum theory?

Why is it worth it to study mathematics at the AGH University?

  • you will study in the very centre of Krakow, at a university which is on the top of university rankings year to year;
  • during our studies, we try to highlight possible applications of mathematics;
  • an abundant scholarship offer awaits;
  • as proven by the surveys conducted by the AGH University Careers Centre, as much as 100% of our alumni gets employed and some of them even in less than a month from the defence of their thesis;
  • our students have an opportunity to simultaneously study mathematics and one of the technical fields of study at another AGH University faculty;
  • under the MOSTECH and ERASMUS programmes, our students can spend part of their studies at another university in Poland or Europe, and students from other universities can study with us.



After studies...

Students and graduates can not only look forward to interesting jobs in the computer, financial, or even insurance industries, but also participate in important research on computational methods, discrete mathematics, mathematical and computer modelling in technology, or probabilistic and statistical methods.

The experience teaches us that mathematics graduates, regardless of their speciality, are very well prepared to learn new things characteristic of a given field or a company while on the job.

The area of employment of alumni in the intensively developing economy in Poland is very wide: from large industrial plants through design and construction offices, financial institutions, insurance companies, research institutes up to and including education at all levels, at home and abroad.

Finally, let us add that there is also a possibility of academic work in economics, computer science, engineering sciences, and mathematics itself.

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