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General Information about the Department

The Department of Mathematics teaches a range of courses, which include both classical and modern mathematical methods and theories.The rapid advances of science and technology have multiplied the domains in which Mathematics is a prerequisite for a variety of applications in modern technologies. New opportunities for professional advancement constantly appear for University graduates and postgraduate with a strong training in Pure and Applied Mathematics. Recognizing the need for a broadly based and up-to-date education, the Department of Mathematics has expanded its activities to include teaching and research in a number of areas of current interest in informatics, numerical analysis, operational research, optimization, nonlinear dynamics, fuzzy logic,as well as applications of Mathematics to Physics, Economics and Biology. To support its research activities, the department has instituted an intensive program of graduate studies awarding Master's degrees in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and the Mathematics of Computation and Decision Making. Moreover, the research of several faculties members is frequently funded by Greek Government Agencies and the European Community (see the Department's Program of Postgraduate Studies for more details). Developing its connections with other European Universities, the department has been actively participating in the ERASMUS/SOCRATES Exchange Program since 1989. Under the auspices of this program, several students and faculty members have visited many other European Universities, while the Department has also hosted students and faculty coming from a number of European Universities (see the Department's European Study Program for more details). The department was created at the time of the foundation of the University of Patras in 1966. It has an academic staff of nearly 50 members and has one of the largest student bodies, with over 1800 students currently enrolled. Every year the department receives about 250 new students.

Department Structure

Chairman: (Professor) Vasilis Papantoniou
Vice Chairman: (Professor) Panagiotis Siafarikas

Divisions - Directors of Divisions

Division of Applied Analysis: S. Pnevmatikos
Division of Theoretical Mathematics: V. Papantoniou
Division of Pedagogy, History and Philosophy of Mathematics: C. Drossos
Division of Statistics, Probability Theory and Operational Research: S. Kourouklis
Division of Computational Mathematics and Informatics: C. Zagouras

Secretary Office

Secretariat: Ms. D. Pagoulatou

Representatives of the Department

Postgraduate Studies Comittee (2003-2005): N. Kafousias
Research Comitte: P. Pintelas
C. Drossos

Coordinator for Socrates/Erasmus: A. Bountis
C. Drossos

Chairman of G.A.S.C. (General Assembly of Special Composition) and Director of Postgraduate Studies Programm: N. Kafousias