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Doctoral School of Mathematics and Scientific Computing

At the Doctoral School of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at TU Graz, you as a young scientist will be undertaking research on a high international level. You will complete either the doctoral programme in technical sciences (Dr. techn.) or the doctoral programme in natural sciences (Dr.rer.nat.). When you write your dissertation, you will choose a mathematical subject in which you want to specialise.



  • You undertake independent research in pure mathematics and applied mathematics.
  • You find and describe answers to questions in engineering and the natural sciences.
  • You publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings.

      Courses (curricular workload)

      • You extend your knowledge by taking specialised courses in different areas of mathematics.
      • You participate in seminars on scientific communication where you can discuss your progress and the results of your dissertation.

          Focus Areas

          • Algebra and number theory
          • Analysis
          • Discrete mathematics
          • Numerical mathematics and scientific computing
          • Probability theory and statistics
          • Geometry and geometry processing
          • Optimisation and operations research
          • Differential equations
          • etc.
          Source: Bergmann – TU Graz
          Judith Kloas, Source: Kloas
          Judith Kloas, PhD student in Mathematics and Scientific Computing

          The Doctoral School of Mathematics is just the right place for anyone who wants to continue studying mathematics at a high level. You focus intensively on one mathematical subject and extend your skills by undertaking independent research. The doctoral school makes it possible for you to take part in international research exchange, opening up many doors for your future career after your doctorate.

          Information and Advice

          Admission Deadlines

          Winter semester 2017/18:

          10 July to 30 November 2017

          Summer semester 2018:

          8 January to 30 April 2018

          Further informationen on registration and admission

          International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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          Teaching staff and Institutes

          Teaching staff

          People with teaching license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation. Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards.

          Teaching staff


          The following institutes are associated with the Doctoral School of Mathematics and Scientific Computing:

          Institutes at TU Graz

          Institutes at the University of Graz