University of Koblenz-Landau welcomes 100 students to its international Master’s degree program

The international Master’s degree program „Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems“ at the University of Koblenz has gained great popularity. After only a short period of just two years, the applied mathematics study program has already attained a count of 100 students.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, together with the Welcome Center of the University, had organised a welcome ceremony for all of these 100 students. One of these students is 24-year-old Zainab Siddique, who comes from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, and had studied mathematics in her home country of Pakistan. When asked what she liked most about Koblenz, she spoke highly of the neatly designed and modern campus, direct contact with educators, and most importantly, the high standard of education in Germany. In fact, it was the excellent reputation that German universities carry that motivated her to continue her education here in Germany. After her graduation, she would like to continue in the sciences and looks forward to being able to complete her doctoral thesis at the University of Koblenz.

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems“ is an interdisciplinary study program, which possesses a distinctly unique profile out of the whole of Germany. Complex, cross-linked systems pervade many areas of modern economy and industry. The key to solve these problems is through mathematical modeling in a broad sense, which is based on a profound knowledge of applied mathematics, physics and computer science. With this knowledge, the students will be well-prepared for positions in research-intensive companies, as well as for a career in science.

The dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Prof. Dr. Stefan Wehner, explains that the applied mathematics study program is meant to be a contribution of his Faculty to the fight against the lack of specialists in the region of Rhineland-Palatinate. He also assures: “The students will have excellent career prospects in Rhineland-Palatinate and throughout Germany. Naturally, we would like to procure some students for the sciences.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Götz, the head of the program, remarks that the first of these students are already involved in some practical projects in collaboration with enterprises here in Koblenz as well as throughout the region. Furthermore, in the future, these students also have the opportunity to write their master thesis in cooperation with those enterprises as well.

The international exchange is gaining ground; Almost the entire globe is represented with students coming from Europe, Asia, Africa as well as North, Central and South America, says Ines Tobis, the head of the Welcome Center.


Contact person:

Ines Tobis
International Office
Welcome Center

Universität Koblenz-Landau
Campus Koblenz
Universitätsstr. 1
56070 Koblenz

Tel.:  0261 287-2973

Date of news Jul 16, 2018 12:00
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