As one of the oldest sciences, in the 21st century Mathematics still provides an essential foundation for almost every area of science, engineering, economics and management. In terms of research and teaching the Faculty sees its responsibility as lying both in the training of highly-qualified graduates to find solutions to the technological and social challenges of a modern society as well as in the use-based application of research. Highly topical problems in mathematics demonstrate its essential nature. For example, groups of researchers are working on developing algorithms for the personalised medicine of the future or the Travelling Salesman Problem, where the shortest route through certain cities has to be found using modern mathematical methods.
The Faculty of Mathematics is home to the following institutes: