Department of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics offers 2 undergraduate programs in the fields of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, and Mathematics and a total of 5 postgraduate programs in the fields of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, and Mathematics and Information Systems.
Department of Mathematics aims to:
- bring up qualified and self-confident professionals who possess the skills to make a difference both in the society and their professional lives through conducting research and following the latest trends in their fields,
- provide theoretical instruction for those who would like to study mathematics at an advanced level in line with internationally recognized mathematics programs, deliver education considering the skills and interest areas of the students and expand employment opportunities for the graduates,
- bring up qualified teachers for state and private schools and other educational institutions operating under the Ministry of Education of the Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
- equip the students with the skills to apply theoretical knowledge into practice through developing computer software and bring up qualified software designers for the informatics sector,
- create the opportunity for the students to increase their expertise in specific areas of mathematics through the inclusion of the area electives into the program,
- bring up qualified mathematicians and computer specialists demanded by different institutions or companies such as the country’s or region’s industry, the state institute of statistics and the state planning institute.
Prof. Dr. NAZIM MAHMUDOV
Assist. Prof. Dr. MEHMET ALİ TUT
Department of Mathematics boasts highly-qualified and experienced faculty members who studied at prominent universities and have published numerous books and articles in their field of expertise. The education offered to students is supported by extensive research facilities such as technical equipment, highly-developed computer laboratories, Internet and rich library resources. Our department has adopted a system enabling effective student-academic staff communication. Students are provided with a comfortable environment whenever they wish to discuss their problems with academic staff. Additionally, students of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Department may complete a minor program by taking three compulsory and three elective courses from the Economics and Finance Departments. Upon their successful completion of the aforementioned courses, students receive a Minor Program Certificate in the fields of Managerial Economics and Financial Management.
In line with the department’s fundamental aims of providing theoretical instruction for those who would like to study mathematics at an advanced level through internationally recognized mathematics programs, delivering education considering the skills and interest areas of the students and expanding employment opportunities for the graduates, the curricula offered by the department demonstrates great similarity with other leading state universities’ course content in Turkey such as Ankara, Hacettepe, İstanbul and Gazi universities. Along with this, the department also offers an array of area elective courses, all contributing to the expertise level of the students in different areas. Being one of the few mathematics departments in Turkey with a faculty member at each branch of mathematics, our department is one of the leading institutions within the region. The department offers postgraduate and doctoral degree studies and facilitates research in each and every branch of mathematics.
Since its establishment, our department has graduated 40 PhD, more than 120 Master’s, and over 500 undergraduate students. Within the last five years, faculty members at EMU Mathematics Department have successfully published more than 100 articles in journals indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E). According to Turkish Mathematics Association’s (www.turkmath.org) data obtained from Thomson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge website on articles in the field of mathematics published within the framework of SCI-Expanded 1980-2013, EMU Mathematics Department has been ranked 10th in Applied Mathematics area, 13th in Theoretical and Applied Mathematics area and 28th in Theoretical Mathematics area within Turkey. Additionally, our department has successfully undertaken the organization of the annual “Onay Fadıl Demirciler Mathematics Competition amongst High Schools” for 20 years.
Graduates of the department may pursue employment opportunities as mathematics or IT teachers, or academicians. Banking, Finance and Economics sectors as well as government planning organization, stock market, airline companies, software companies and centers for informatics are further employment opportunities for our graduates.