The Department of Mathematics offers a broad spectrum of research areas for doctoral students ranging from pure mathematics, such as algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory or probability, to more applied mathematics, such as insurance mathematics, finance, mathematical physics, numerical analysis, operations research and statistics (Research).
Owing to its excellent international reputation, the Department of Mathematics provides the best possible start for a career in academic or industrial research. A doctoral degree generally takes from three to five years to complete.
Doctoral students work as scientific assistants and are employed for up to six years. They attend thecall_madeZurich Graduate School in Mathematics.
The benefits are:
- internationally highly respectedprofessors
- research funded by thecall_madeSwiss National Science Foundation
- offices in the ETH Zurich Main Building
- access to of theMathematics Libraryand theETH Library, including online access to practically all recent publications
- conferences organized by theForschungsinstitut für Mathematikto support the scientific exchange of ideas
Passing on knowledge to future mathematicians, other scientists and engineers is a key part of doing doctoral studies at ETH Zurich.
The teaching workload depends on the doctoral student's salary level.
Teaching generally comprises:
- teaching exercise classes
- organizing exercises for a lecture
- assisting in student seminars
- interacting with the lecturer and/or teaching assistants (undergraduate students)
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- coordinating and correcting exams
Research lives from acquiring knowledge about current theory and discussing it with experts.During the regular doctoral studies, at least 12 ECTS credits must be acquired to cover the following objectives:
- Deepening of knowledge in the research field of the doctoral thesis and expansion of knowledge beyond the original discipline
- Acquisition of transferable skills
- Integration into the scientific community
Courses and seminars:
- There is a wide variety of high-level lectures, minicourses and student seminars (seeETH Zurich Course Catalogueorcall_made苏黎世研究生院提供的算cs) Graduate Courses
- Reseach seminarsorganized by professors and research groups where experts from different mathematical fields give talks and exchange their knowledge
- TheInstitute for Mathematical Research - FIMand theInstitute for Theoretical Studiesinvite academic guests for scientific exchange
- Mathematics Libraryholds 20,000 classical and recent books from all areas of mathematics
Life in Zurich
There is always a life outside work and studies, and Zurich is the best place to live it.
- largest city in Switzerland with a top ranking for quality of life
- charming medieval old town very close to the ETH Zurich Main Building and the Department of Mathematics
- fantastic for water activities, winter sports or hiking because of the lake and the Alps within close proximity
- variety of cultural events and night life, very cosmopolitan
The Graduate School and ETH Zurich provides:
- language courses and social events such as barbecues and cheese fondues organized by thecall_madeZurich Graduate School of Mathematics
- a huge variety of student associations you can join (seeVerband der Studierenden an der ETH (VSETH) (German))
- sports facilities and activities offered by thecall_madeAcademic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ)