Mathematics is a lively science where knowledge is created continuously for its own sake or for applications in which mathematics provides languages and tools for explanation and calculation in an efficient manner. The creative side of mathematics emerges particularly clearly in the thesis work being an independent project aimed to deepen knowledge, understanding and skills in the subject. The thesis work is also an exercise in communicating the obtained results both in writing and orally, which is central to a future profession. This thesis on the candidate level, which usually is the first major independent work a student meets, is a summary of previous studies and an introduction to research in pure or applied mathematics. This thesis at the Master level deepens knowledge from the candidate level by having closer links to research and to set higher standards for mathematical proof in the direction of pure mathematics and higher standards on mathematical modeling in the direction of Applied mathematics.
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.