About Us

Department of Mathematics in Rijeka was founded in 1960 as a department on the Faculty of Educational Sciences (since 1998 the Faculty of Philosophy), which was to become in 1973 one of the four founding faculties of the University of Rijeka.

Department of Mathematics, as a separate institution and a modern university department, was established on April 1, 2008, based on the Decision of establishment of the University Departments, which was passed by University of Rijeka’s Senate on 17 December 2007. The Department of Mathematics along with the former employees of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a tendency toward assembling others mathematicians University Constituents from the University of Rijeka. Thereby, the first cycle study program in mathematics and the second cycle study program in mathematics and computer sciences become studies of the University of Rijeka which are organized and conducted by the Department of Mathematics.

It is situated in a new building on the University Campus with a lot of offices, classroom and laboratory space, well equipped with a computer and other equipment. There are 29 researchers, professors, and assistants, constituting three research groups: the algebra and number theory group, discrete mathematics group, and mathematical analysis group.


The mission and the vision of the Department of Mathematics

The mission of the Department of Mathematics is the development of scientific and professional work in the field of mathematics and the concern about human resources in mathematics at the University of Rijeka. The Department of Mathematics organizes and conducts studies in mathematics and participates in the organization and conducting of the study programs at the other constituents of the University. The Department of Mathematics contributes to the development of the University and society while striving towards nationally and internationally recognized excellence in research and teaching activities.

The vision of the Department of Mathematics is the strategic positioning as an internationally recognized and accepted scientific and educational institution as well as the active component of Croatian and European higher education and research field that educates internationally recognized quality and capable professionals as well as conducts internationally recognized research.

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University of Rijeka Department of Mathematics

Discrete mathematics is the branch of mathematics dealing with discrete mathematical structures, i.e. mathematical structures over countable sets (finite sets or sets wit ... [+]


Discrete mathematics is the branch of mathematics dealing with discrete mathematical structures, i.e. mathematical structures over countable sets (finite sets or sets with the same cardinality as the natural numbers). Topics in discrete mathematics, among others, include combinatorics, graph theory, coding theory, and cryptography.

The completion of this kind of study provides a good basis for the possible development of a scientific career in the field of science and engineering, but it also provides potential employment in various areas, at the positions which require an algorithmic way of thinking and the ability to analyze data. The knowledge gained in this study program is highly applicable in the economy; graph theory has broad application, from telecommunications to the design of road networks, coding theory and cryptography are used daily in communication. Since there will be more and more jobs related to ICT technologies and data protection, the need for this profile of personnel will increase. The optimization is very purposeful in various business processes, while the design and analysis of experiments are necessary for carrying out of an experiment, from the production of new drugs to machine testing. Also, the knowledge in the field of experimental design is very applicable in examining the characteristics of the finished products and we expect the labor market to demonstrate the need for our graduates.... [-]

Croatia Rijeka
February 2020
2 years
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