Faculty of Science
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the widest range of training courses. An intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 PhD students. Connected by a culture of curiosity.
Employees of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science (FNWI) are driven by a shared passion to find out how the world works. Our eight research institutes cover the entire width of the natural sciences: from astronomy and physics, to life and earth sciences, molecular sciences, mathematics and information sciences. Whether we are unraveling the origins and building blocks of life or at the basis of the technology for the future, we find each other in an unlimited curiosity.
With around 1,600 employees, we are committed every day to conveying our knowledge and curiosity to the more than 7,000 students in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes that we offer on our Amsterdam Science Park campus. In this way, we train the next generation of scientists and inspire them at the start of their own journey of discovery.
The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) is the research institute for Mathematics and has more than 90 employees. Research Programmes are:
- Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics
- Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information
The KdVI was assessed very positively by an external review committee in 2022. The research is of high quality, the institute has grown in size in recent years, and is prominent in the (inter)national mathematics world and in (interdisciplinary) networks with other organizations and companies.
The KdVI also provides the knowledge, management and manpower for the Bachelor's programme in Mathematics and the Master's programmes 'Mathematics' and 'Stochastics and Financial Mathematics'. In addition, employees of the institute provide service education in the field of mathematics within other programmes.
In programmes and projects, the KdVI works closely with other scientific institutes and disciplines, with civil society organisations and the (financial) business community.
The institute also plays a central role in the national mathematics network LNMB and in the secretarial support of the national mathematics master's programme MasterMath.
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