Submission of applications for the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics and Informatics of the University of Warsaw and for scholarships is now possible via the web pages of the Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science.
About the faculty
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics (MIM), with 192 faculty members and
researchers, is engaged in a wide spectrum of research areas, ranging from basic research in pure
mathematics and theoretical computer science, to applied research in applied mathematics and applied
areas of informatics. The Faculty consists of three Institutes: Mathematics (90 faculty members),
Informatics (72 faculty members), and Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (with 30 faculty
Traditionally the Faculty has its strengths in selected areas of Mathematics and Informatics. In
addition it expands the scope of research by focusing on some truly multidiciplinary areas such as
Financial Mathematics or Computational Biology. An independent Section of Economic, Financial
and Insurance Mathematics consists of faculty members from both Institutes: Mathematics and
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.
Almost 100 PhD students are involved in various research areas under supervision of the faculty
members and researchers of MIM.
As a sign of recognition of research strength of MIM, it was invited to join in 2007 the European
Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) as a full member.
There are close to 1500 undergraduate students at the Faculty, following a wide variety of courses (some
250 each year) that are offered at the undergraduate (i.e., first cycle, 3 years), advanced undergraduate
(i.e., second cycle, 2 years) and graduate (PhD) level, and cover numerous topics in computer science -
both theoretically and practically oriented - and in pure, applied and financial mathematics. Besides that,
the Faculty offers basic courses in mathematics and informatics for around 2000 undergraduates studying
at the Faculties of Economy, Management, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Geology and
Quality of education matters a lot for us. We are proud of our best students and their international
achievments in the TopCoder tournament, ACM International Collegiate Programming Contests, Imagine
Cup finals, International Mathematics Competitions for University Students (IMC) etc. Each year, more
than 20% of first year undergraduates at the Faculty are former finalists and laureates of Polish olympiads
in mathematics or informatics. Others can follow their studies in the company of the best and brightest;
this is a stimulating and rewarding experience.
Our courses and diploma programs are designed to satisfy the needs and interests of students who have
different aims, plans and aspirations but common passion for mathematics or computer science.