Mathematics has become a key enabling technology for innovations shaping our modern society. With a clear focus on furthering our understanding of complex systems in science, society and technology, DIAM covers a broad spectrum of research: from fundamental work aimed at understanding systems at a deep structural level (e.g. Operator Theory) to the development of tailor-made mathematical models and tools that can be used in a variety of domains (e.g. mathematical modeling of wound healing).

The department has a leading role in the theme Computational Science & Engineering. Besides educating its own students, the department takes care of all mathematics teaching in other programmes at EEMCS and at other faculties (service teaching). Recently, two popular MOOCs, Pre-University Calculus and Credit Risk Management, were developed. The department’s aim is to sustain and strengthen its position as a highly qualified research and educational institution.