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About the Department of Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics is the latest academic unit of the School of Sciences and Technology of the University of Crete. It was established in 1999. Its mission is to provide the appropriate educational and research infrastructure for the study of problems arising in technological fields, natural sciences, business and economics.

The development of Mathematics has been historically linked with the advancement of natural sciences. The ever increasing rate of development in technology and in scientific fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Materials, Medicine, Business and Economics have elevated the status of Applied Mathematics to a new level. In our modern era of specialization, the interplay and interactions between diverse scientific disciplines suggest the study of Applied Mathematics as an efficient way for preparing scientists capable to deal with and adapt to a rapidly changing reality.

The Department of Applied Mathematics aims to train scientists who will not only contribute to Mathematics itself but will also have developed modelling and computational skills and will be able to compete favourably in the job market for highly skilled individuals. The graduates of the Department of Applied Mathematics will have the training, knowledge and the problem solving ability that will make them especially useful in a continuously evolving job market. In addition, their broad scientific background will enable them to continue post-graduate work in a wide field of applied sciences.

About the University of Crete

The University of Crete, is multi-disciplinary, research-oriented institution, situated in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. It is a university with a well-known reputation both nationally and internationally, with state-of-the art curricula and graduate programmes, considerable research activity and initiatives that reflect its dynamic character. It was established in 1973 and operated during the academic year 1977-1978. Today, approximately 11000 students attend the University. The University's staff consists of 544 Teaching and Research members. Its' operation is supported by more than 240 administrative staff.

The international orientation of the University is reflected in its track record of collaborations with many of the leading research and educational institutions in Europe and worldwide as well as active promotion of mobility and exchange programmes. Students and researchers in Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences, and the Physical Sciences also benefit from the close collaboration between the University and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) and the Institute of Marine Biology & Genetics (IMBG).

Reflecting its research activity and associated initiatives, the University of Crete is the first Greek University to have signed the EU Charter and the Code for the recruitment of researchers, and forms part of the Euraxess European network for the mobility of researchers. The University fully participates in quality assurance mechanisms both for its academic and administrative structures, and it is a strategic choice of the University that there will be an ongoing effort to meet quality in all its structures. Located at campuses in Heraklion and Rethymnon on the island of Crete, a site rich in ancient & modern Mediterranean cultures, the University offers a vibrant social and intellectual environment for research and education. As such, whether your contact with the University is brief or long-term, we trust it will be rewarding.