Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics offers degrees in pure and applied mathematics and computer science, with an open mind with respect to other fields. We aim to form mathematicians with comprehensive knowledge and creativity whether they seek for a career as researchers, teachers, in the banking or assurance system or, generally, in any area where interdisciplinary teams might be present.

The Department of Mathematics is also responsible for almost all Mathematics courses taught in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, as well as for the courses in the Faculty of Laws and the Faculty of Pharmacy.

The research at the Department of Mathematics is developed in most of currently areas of modern mathematics, ranging from applied fields – such as numerical analysis, computational mathematics, statistics or optimization – to more theoretical subjects, as algebra, mathematical analysis or geometry. The scientific production of the researchers at the Department of Mathematics has received the highest classifications from the international evaluation committees held by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, the Portuguese funding agency for science and technology.
Mathematics is intrinsic of the scientific and technological progress, especially in modern days. The Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra is and will go on contributing to this progress.