University of Crete
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.