Wednesday, May 15, 2019

[DMANET] Advanced Mathematics: Deadline for fee waivers approaching

Please forward to interested students!

Deadline approaching (MAY 31): Second wave of admission
for positions funded by Russian government

SPbU is launching a new Master's program "Advanced Mathematics"

A new Master's program "Advanced Mathematics" will be launched at St. Petersburg University in September 2019. This is a two-year program, most of the courses taught in English (you do not need to speak Russian). The program is tightly connected to the Chebyshev Laboratory, headed by a Fields Medalist Stanislav Smirnov.

Key features of the program are:

Theoretical computer science is considered as part of mathematics

Students choose their own curriculum from a broad range of advanced courses in theory and applications (e.g., there will be courses in data science provided by Yandex).

Students can participate in the active research life of the laboratory, e.g., its research seminars where guest lecturers are leading researchers from all over the world. Many other research groups across the city, e.g., of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St.Petersburg, also welcome the students to interact.

After finishing the program, students are likely to get their work published, and will be prepared for PhD studies.

Incredibly low student-professor ratio, small class sizes of 5-10 students.

Excellent teaching staff composed of leading researchers and experienced teachers. Most of them have broad international experience. Some courses are taught by external professors, e.g. researchers from the Steklov Institute. Students are exposed to the famous Russian mathematical tradition, while the program adopts best international teaching practices.

Location in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital and the most european city of Russia. It is well-connected with all major cities of the world. The cost of livingin St. Petersburg is smaller than in Europe, and it is also smaller than in Moscow. The tuition fee in 2018 was 282 300 rubles per year (just about 3800 euros at the present rate).

Waivers of the tuition fee for the most talented students. Best students additionally get a scholarship of 25,000 rubles per month from our sponsor Gazprom Neft. Students involved in research grants receive extra funding.

Travel grants to participate in international scientific schools and conferences.

Graduates of the program will be able to continue their research in PhD programs in the best universities worldwide (see e.g. testimonies of the former students of the Chebyshev Laboratory ). They also can choose an industrial career. In particular, the Chebyshev Laboratory has strong ties with leading Russian and international industrial and IT companies, including Gazprom Neft, Yandex, Huawei and JetBrains, which are interested in promising employees.

The deadline is on May, 31.

Questions about the program?

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