Institute of Mathematics

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

A degree in mathematics at the University of Zurich offers you a solid grounding in the central topics of modern mathematics. You will learn how to use mathematics to solve new problems and to formulate clear and structured mathematical descriptions of complicated material. In a mathematics degree you develop

  • your facility for abstract and structured thinking
  • your speed in assessing problems and in developing efficient methods of solving them
  • your ability to learn mathematical procedures for solving practical problems

These are all qualities much in demand outside mathematics. In addition, you will come into contact with the newest computer technology, and learn how to implement mathematical procedures in computerized form.

The broad selection of minor subjects also enables you to gain insight into many other areas. There is a particular satisfaction in seeing how to apply mathematics in apparently unrelated fields.