Mathematics plays a fundamental role in modern science and technology, but is also a scientific discipline. As a result, research and teaching in the Department ranges over a wide spectrum from pure mathematics and scientifically generated approaches to applications within the fields of technology, science, economics, and mathematics education.
The UR-Sweden Programme
Building research capacity at the University of Rwanda (UR)
The UR-Sweden Programme is the largest bilateral research programme currently funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). In line with the development goals of Rwanda, the UR-Sweden Programme consists of three components: Research Training, Research Infrastructure and Research Management.
The Department of Mathematics (MAI) at Linköping University together with the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University are the Swedish partners in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics sub-programme.
The main goal of this sub-programme is to train Mater's and PhD students in mathematics and statistics and support the University of Rwanda to develop its own programmes in mathematics and statistics. Another goal of the sub-programme is to contribute to a conducive environment for research in mathematics and statistics at the University of Rwanda.
Moreover, MAI is responsible for the coordination of the Swedish side of UR-Sweden Programme.