A new doctoral programme in Advanced Mathematics focuses on receiving fundamental mathematical education within an individually determined specialisation. It combines the mathematical traditions of St Petersburg with the advanced experience in teaching mathematics from top world universities and interacts closely with the external research and academic environment.

It is based on the set of elective courses from the central areas of mathematics. The areas of study include Mathematical Analysis, Algebra, Geometry, Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics, Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Probability Theory, and Mathematical Statistics. Particular emphasis is placed on the natural interpretation of mathematical results and the application of mathematics to solving problems in the digital economy. Experienced lecturers and active scientists, professors, and doctors of physics and mathematics teach the students. The programme’s teaching staff are regularly winning grants in research and development, including those from the Russian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

The teaching fulfilled along with intensive collaboration with the academic community is the other advantage of the programme. The students attend seminars and participate in research projects at different universities and institutions, including the Chebyshev Laboratory and St Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A significant part of the training is executed at the premises of the University. The St Petersburg University Research Park infrastructure provides support for the doctoral students’ complex fundamental research work and promotion of their ideas on the basis of the resource centres and collections of the University M Gorky Scientific Library, including the academic journals (national and foreign) and the extensive range of electronic databases.

The programme’s research activity, national and foreign grants, science schools and conferences, internship, and international exchange programmes promote the implementation of cutting-edge teaching methods. For example, joint projects with several European institutions of higher education (the University of Geneva, the Berlin Mathematical School, etc.) are scheduled; the most proficient doctoral students may compete for support in the contest from the Euler International Mathematical Institute in St Petersburg. The programme is taught in English and is designed for foreign citizens to be admitted as well.

We remind you that the reception of the applicants’ documents to doctoral programmes (in digital format through the University website) started on 1 March. Click here to see the admissions calendar.