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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2007, and since then, it has become the most successful place in Russia for attracting researchers and students in Mathematics. We offer undergraduate, Masters’ and Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics. The department collaborates with the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (world-renownedresearch institutes). The Faculty has cooperation agreements and student exchange programs with Leiden University, Kyoto University, Tokyo University, University of Nantes, University of Luxemburg, Ecole Normale Superieure, Stony Brook University.

Jointly with the Independent University of Moscow, the department publishes the Moscow Mathematical Journal, one of the most frequentlycited Russian mathematical journals, and runs “Math in Moscow”, an international student exchange/internship programme.

From the Report of the International Advisory Board by Pierre Deligne, Sergey Fomin, Andrey Okounkov, Tetsuji Miwa, Stanislav Smirnov (September 2013): “The Board is very much impressed by the current state of academic affairs at the Department. Within 5 years of its creation, the HSE has become the leading Russianinstitution of higher learning in pure mathematics.”

HSE is rapidly progressing in Mathematics subject rankings. The QS world university ranking by subject Mathematics, in which more than 1100 universities participate (university participants need to pass a certain threshold on publication output in the given area) shows the following growth: 2015: 400+, 2016: 251-300, 2017: 151-200. The U.S.News & World Report Best Global Universities by Subject ranking of 2017 places HSE at 181.

There are three international research units of the HSE affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics: International Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications (scientific director: F. Bogomolov), International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics (scientific director: A. Okounkov) and International laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms (scientific director: L. Katzarkov).

The department and the laboratories have been actively hiring in recent years, and international leading experts (Ph.Ds. from Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Kyoto, Tokyo, Toronto, Montreal, Leiden, Grenoble, Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Manchester, and Queen’s University) have joined the faculty. Our department is especially strong in the following research areas:

  • Algebraic geometry
  • Analysis
  • Mathematical logic
  • Topology
  • Representation theory and mathematical physics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Combinatorics

Three faculty members of our Mathematics Department and the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry were invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Seoul, August 2014):

For any mathematics department in the world, having invited speakers of the ICM is a great honor. Former speakers of the ICM include our Faculty members: