For applied mathematics, the goals are to introduce mathematical methods and theories to already existing areas in science and technology, as well as to develop tools for solving new problems.

Mathematics, and mathematical analysis, has a natural and important place in many of Linköping University's educational programs, especially the master programs in engineering, and the division's teaching consists of basic, as well as advanced, courses in mathematics for these students.

Didactics of mathematics studies different aspects and conditions for teaching and learning mathematics and is an important element in teacher education. It is therefore natural to have activities in didactics of mathematics at the Department of Mathematics to ensure that both the didactic and mathematical content are of high quality in this area.