Director of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Matthias Reitzner
Phone: +49 541 969 2239
Fax: +49 541 969 2770
Welcome to the internet pages of the Mathematical Institute of the University of Osnabrück.
Osnabrück University and its mathematical department were founded in 1974 and, eventually, in 2004, today’s Institute of Mathematics arose from the department of mathematics. Thus, mathematics has been a core element ever since the beginning of studies at Osnabrück University. Its importance for the University of Osnabrück is also emphasized by the fact that pure mathematics represent a profile element.
Since the foundation the mathematics diploma course of study and the teaching profession course of study in mathematics have been well established. Starting with the winter term 2011/12 a new bachelor course of studies in mathematics was being offered additionally to the well established two-subject bachelor course. These courses of study are followed by the master course of study in mathematics with a field of application.
In co-operation with the research group Mathematics Education, teacher’s training for primary and secondary schools as well as education for teachers in vocational and grammar schools are offered.
The Institute is divided into five research oriented and internationally acknowledged working groups: Algebra, Applied Analysis, Mathematics Education, Stochastics, and Topology. A special success is the acquisition of the DFG research training group “Combinatorical Structures in Geometry” which started its work autumn 2013 with 8 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral research assistants. Furthermore, there are various PhD students and post docs working in other projects funded by third parties. This stresses the excellent and internationally successful research of all scientists involved and adds international colour to the Institute.