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Faculty of Mathematics

English-taught courses

The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2007, and since then, it has become the most successful place in Russia for attracting researchers and students in Mathematics. We offer undergraduate, Masters’ and Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics. The department collaborates with the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (world-renownedresearch institutes). The department has student exchange programmes with the Ecole Polytechnique  in Paris and the University of Kyoto. Several international cooperation agreements, including exchange agreements with Leiden University, Tokyo University, University of Nantes, University of Luxemburg, ETH Zurich, University of Liverpool, are currently in preparation.

Jointly with the Independent University of Moscow, the department publishes the Moscow Mathematical Journal, one of the most frequentlycited Russian mathematical journals, and runs “Math in Moscow”, an international student exchange/internship programme.

From the Report of the International Advisory Board by Pierre Deligne, Sergey Fomin, Andrey Okounkov, Tetsuji Miwa, Stanislav Smirnov (September 2013): “The Board is very much impressed by the current state of academic affairs at the Department. Within 5 years of its creation, the HSE has become the leading Russianinstitution of higher learning in pure mathematics.”

There are two international research units of the HSE affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics: the international Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications (scientific director: F. Bogomolov) and the international Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics (scientific directors: A. Okounkov and R. Bezrukavnikov)

The department and the laboratories have been actively hiring in recent years, and international leading experts (Ph.Ds. from Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Kyoto, Tokyo, Toronto, Montreal, Leiden, Bochum, Grenoble, Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Manchester, and Queen’s University) have joined the faculty. Our department is especially strong in the following research areas:

  • Algebraic geometry
  • Topology
  • Representation theory and mathematical physics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Combinatorics

Three faculty members of our Mathematics Department and the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry were invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Seoul, August 2014):

For any mathematics department in the world, having invited speakers of the ICM is a great honor. Former speakers of the ICM include our Faculty members: