The Bachelor’s Degree programme in Applied Mathematics at the University of Verona includes two main concentrations, or curricula: the first focused on financial and economic issues, and the second on computational modelling. Both curricula are aimed at providing students with a solid modelling and numerical-algorithmic background.
At the end of their programme of study, graduates who wish to continue their academic career, will have the opportunity to choose between the , offered by the Department of Computer Science, and the (“Quantitative Finance” curriculum), offered by the Department of Economics.
A wide range of are also available, either within the research teams of the University of Verona or at external facilities. Graduates in Applied Mathematics can find employment in banking and financial institutions, insurance companies and research departments of Italian and foreign companies.
The Bachelor's degree course, in Italian "laurea triennale", in Applied Mathematics belongs to class nr. 32 "Mathematical Sciences". It is an inter-faculty course involving the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences (the main course chair) and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Verona. Students may choose between an economics-financial curriculum and a modellistic-computational one, devoted to applications, such as mathematical models for biological sciences or fluid dynamics. During the course, special seminars are given to help the student to choose the curriculum. Students can then naturally have access to the second level degree course, in Italian "laurea specialistica", in Quantitative Methods for Finance, offered by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Verona, or a second level degree course in Mathematics in other universities. Moreover, a second level degree course in Mathematics, currently in the planning stage, is expected to be activated at the University of Verona in the academic year 2009/2010.
The Bachelors in Applied Mathematics can be employed in banking and financial institutions, insurance companies and research departments of companies and industries.
Students can apply for scholarships (specifically devoted to class nr. 32) to the INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "Francesco Severi"). More information can be found at the item Activities/FELLOWSHIPS of the web page of the Institute http://www.altamatematica.it/englishversion/indexen.html. Moreover, the course fees due by students with a sufficiently regular academic career are partially refunded. A further selection, on the basis of merit, can be applied if the available funds are not enough.
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