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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart

The Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics constitute Faculty 8 of the University of Stuttgart. The Department consists of six institutes, 22 professors and numerous other academic and support staff members engaged in research and training.

Together with the University of Tübingen, the Department hosts the research training group GRK 1838 for doctoral students specializing in spectral theory and quantum dynamics. The Department is actively involved in the “Cluster of Excellence” Simulation Technology SimTech.


Studying Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the oldest subjects of human inquiry and at the same time an indispensable tool in modern society. A degree in mathematics trains structured and logical thinking and problem-solving skills which are directly transferable to a wide range of professions. Graduates in Mathematics find employment as academics, analysts, bankers, consultants, engineers, statisticians and teachers, among other occupations.

The Department offers courses at the bachelor's and master's level, including those for the education of teachers and for students studying engineering and science. Anyone who is interested in pursuing a master's degree is encouraged to contact the admissions manager. For inquiries about a doctoral degree please contact the relevant institute directly.

Studying in Stuttgart

Stuttgart is one of the largest cities in the southern part of Germany with a major political and administration center and a population of about 600,000 inhabitants. It is also home to a ballet company of international repute, several professional theaters, an opera house, many museums and numerous other cultural attractions.

As the birthplace of the automobile, Stuttgart is the home of Mercedes-Benz. Many other leading German manufactures and engineering companies have a significant presence in the city, providing excellent job opportunities for many university graduates.

Stuttgart is also one of the warmest and sunniest cities in Germany, set amidst parks, forests and vineyards. Many of Germany’s premier national attractions, such as the Black Forest, Lake Constance and the Alps are only a few hours away by car or train.

You can find more information about the University of Stuttgart here.